Our skin contains endocannabinoid receptors. This is important to note in order to understand how topicals benefit us.What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)? In short it is a neurological system common to mammals. Within the system there are a collection of endocannabinoids and receptors that help regulate all sorts of functions in the human dime disposable.
For example, endocannabinoids can help with sleep, regulate pain and appetite, and more. A healthy ECS is one that maintains homeostasis. Homeostasis is attained by the ECS having the correct amount of endocannabinoids received by the receptors.
The body makes its own endocannabinoids, but they can also be found in other things, like cannabis. This is important for people whose bodies are not producing enough endocannabinoids, thus not reaching homeostasis.