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Did You Know Your Body Makes CBD?

CBD breath mints

Many people who don’t understand CBD and are skeptical of trying out things like CBD breath mints are not aware that the human body makes its own CBD. 

The term CBD stands for cannabidiol which is the active compound found inside of the hemp plant. The body itself has a biological system known as the endocannabinoid system that was newly recognized in the 1990s. This part of the body is made up of receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes, and the interesting thing is that it functions whether or not CBD breath mints or other CBD products are used.

While your body can create its own CBD when additional levels of CBD are introduced into the body, the enzymes break down the new cannabinoids, and the receptors can note the presence. These receptors are responsible for movement, memory, pain, inflammation, and coordination which is a predominant reason why people who utilize products like CBD breath mints often report improved health.

Interestingly enough, scientists have also recently discovered that CBD may influence receptors in the body that are outside of the endocannabinoid system as well such as the 5ht serotonin receptor and the TRPV1 receptor, which are responsible for mental health and pain, respectively further supporting the idea that CBD can benefit the body in many different ways.

The endocannabinoid system is not limited to humans. It is also found in other animals and fish, which is why many CBD products are also recommended for pets that suffer from anxiety or pain. The only animal the system is not found within is insects. In addition to products designed for humans like CBD breath mints, Sawyer Labs offers many products designed for use with pets.