Endocannabinoids form a system that actually exists in every human and animal. ‘Endo’ signifies ‘inner’ and cannabinoids signify the molecular structures that are distributed within the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Endocannabinoids ensure that the self-regulating or self-healing capacity of humans or animals works in the most optimal way. However, there are many factors that influence the endocannabinoid system from the outside. Think of stress, bad habits, etcetera. They can disrupt the system. This also creates an imbalance in the body.
The beauty of the endocannabinoid-system is that its molecular structure is exactly the same as the phytocannabinoids. These are the plant cannabinoids that we mainly find in the cannabis plant.
Studies have shown that the phytocannabinoids and the endocannabinoids are similar. Actually, the endocannabinoid system recognises the phytocannabinoids from the cannabis plant and, therefore, it often resonates very well with the body when people are in imbalance. There is no homeostasis, that is what we call it. Homeostasis is the balance of the human body. When you use phytocannabinoids to optimise the endocannabinoids, or rather the endocannabinoid system, again and then you can work towards homeostasis. Because of this, the self-healing capacity eventually takes over again.
That is why we see that when you start using CBD oil, you start working towards achieving homeostasis, and, subsequently, you start working towards a maintenance dosage. Once you are in that stage, you will need less of the product.