CBD is a nutritional component that gives our endocannabinoid system the tools to do what it was born to do: move toward balance and allow the homeostasis to work its magic. CBD works as the switch that turns on the regulatory system in the body (aka the endocannabinoid system).
Did you know that your body produces its own cannabinoids similar to CBD? These endogenous cannabinoids are a part of a system that acts as the “master control” of the body. That same system is designed to work with CBD. The endogenous cannabinoid system, or endocannabinoid system (ECS), is a recently discovered system of naturally occurring cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptor sites throughout your entire body.
There are two receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system, the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are found mostly in the nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and organs. CB2 receptors are primarily found in the immune system and the structures associated with healthy immune functioning. Unlike THC, which is an unnatural stimulant of the CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD does not affect the CB1 and CB2 receptors directly. Rather, CBD signals the body’s natural endogenous cannabinoids to activate those receptors to do more of what they normally do.
CBD does not cause a high, unlike THC. The reason why CBD is non-psychoactive is due to its lack of affinity for CB1 receptors. CB1 receptors are found in high concentrations in the brain, and are the pathways responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC.
With these cannabinoid receptor sites spread throughout our entire bodies, you can only imagine the importance of having these receptors working properly to keep this important internal system functioning to protect you.
In order to attain optimal health we must understand what created the imbalances in our body in the first place.
Imbalance comes in many forms, like:
- Emotional trauma
- Unhealthy patterns
- Destructive thoughts
- Dangerous habits
- Genetic predisposition (Although we are finding out that epigenetics has proven we have power over gene expression)
- Physical injury
- Poor nutrition
- Lack of exercise and movement
CBD is a superfood, a powerhouse nutritional compound that is worth all the attention it’s been getting recently. And it’s one component of the larger picture.
CBD can play an important role in achieving this state of homeostasis in our bodies.
While we cannot make any medical claims, we encourage you to take advantage of all the third party research out there and fill in the blank. Will CBD help………Acne, ADD and ADHD, Addiction, ALS, Alzheimer’s, Anorexia, Antibiotic Resistance, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Endocrine Disorders, Epilepsy and Seizures, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Heart Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Inflammation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Migraine, Mood Disorders, Motion Sickness, Multiple Sclerosis, Nausea, Neurodegeneration, Neuropathic Pain, Obesity, OCD, Osteoporosis and Bone Health, Parkinson’s Disease, Mad Cow Disease, PTSD, Rheumatism, Schizophrenia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Skin Conditions, Sleep Disorders, Spinal Cord Injury, Stress, Stroke, and Traumatic Brain Injury.