The Endocannabinoid System
Keeping the body in harmony
To fully appreciate how LiveKAYA™ products can have a positive impact on your life, let’s explore our body’s own Endocannabinoid System. Also known as the ECS, this is one of our most important biological systems, responsible for maintaining the balance and equilibrium of many critical physiological processes. It’s hard to believe that something so vital to our wellbeing was only discovered in the 1990s!
The ECS is our body’s great moderator, responsible for regulating homeostasis—the state of balance and equilibrium necessary for survival—across all the body’s major biological systems. Its main function is to fine-tune each of the vital physiological functions relating the brain, endocrine, nervous and immune systems which affect everything from appetite, sleep and reproduction, to pain and inflammation, even memory and mood. The ECS helps our body live in harmony.
The name “Endocannabinoid System” refers to an interconnecting network made up of proteins, lipids, endocannabinoids, and receptors. These special receptors are found all over our bodies, including the central nervous system, organs like the heart and reproductive organs, the immune system, and the gut.
These receptors work like a lock and key, meaning they can receive one specific type of molecular compound capable of unlocking the receptor and binding with it. There are only three types of compounds with the correct “key” to interact with the ECS. Cannabinoids, endocannabinoids (termed “endogenous cannabinoids” because they are naturally occurring in our own bodies), and similar plant compounds, called cannabimimetics, that we find in the foods we eat. These particular plant compounds bind with our ECS by closely mimicking endocannabinoids.
Mom was right, eat your veggies (reason 973)
Cannabinoids are commonly found in fruits like apples, tomatoes and grapes, and many plants such as truffle mushrooms, echinacea flowers, and rosemary. We activate our ECS and create a positive physiological response when we eat a full spectrum of nutritious foods.
Of all the body’s functions, the Endocannabinoid System arguably plays the most important role in human health. We can take a proactive approach to supporting this powerful system and help harmonize our health. LiveKAYA’s proprietary blend of premium quality chocolate paired with the purest hemp oil provides the ideal fuel for our extraordinary bodies.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. The testimonials presented apply only to the individuals depicted, cannot be guaranteed, and should not be considered typical. Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest our products. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practicioner, drug screeningtesting company or employer.