The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a valuable biological system for maintaining human health and function. Essentially it helps to keep the body in balance. The ECS is a whole network of receptors connect from your brain throughout the body, including the immune system, the pain signaling system, and the musculoskeletal system. Cannabinoids activate the receptors along the system to alter neurotransmitter releases in the brain, and as such, can influence bodily functions such as appetite, pain, memory, mood and anxiety. The body does create its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids to help support this regulatory system, but CBD supplements help to keep the receptors working at their best. It is similar to how we use vitamin C to boost our immune system – CBD acts as a kick starter to help the functions of the body’s central regulatory system.