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The Endocannabinoid System

All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a self regulating system made up of receptors which are located throughout the body.

These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. 

CB1 receptors are located in the Brain, Central Nervous System and other areas in our body.

CB2 receptors are located in the Immune System, Digestive System and other major organs.

The ECS is linked with many functions of the human body.

CB1 receptors target:

CB2 receptors target:

These functions all contribute to homeostasis which is the body’s inner state of equilibrium. It has the ability to maintain your inner environment in a stable and optimal state no matter what is happening in the environment around you.

There is still a huge amount of research happening every day on cannabinoids, terpenes and the ECS.

Why we use Raw Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for our balms

Organic Coconut Oil is raw, virgin and cold pressed - just how nature intended. Although it is high in fat, it is a healthy fat (medium chain fatty acids) which is easily digested and converted by the liver into energy, rather than stored as fat. It can actually help to promote weight loss as it can promote a healthy metabolism. 

The 12-carbon lauric acid makes up about 50% of the fatty acids in Coconut Oil. When lauric acid is digested, it also forms a substance called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi e.g. Staphylococcus aureus.

Coconut Oil is a great emollient if the barrier function of your skin is disturbed. It's great at repairing and restoring this quickly as it is rapidly absorbed into the epidermis.

Coconut Oil contains Vitamin E, essential amino acids and lauric and caprylic acid which form part of the barrier function of your skin and help maintain your skin's natural flora - AKA the good bugs!

Five great points about Coconut Oil


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