The endocannabinoid system in the human body is not widely understood by the average person, but the interaction between CBD and the endocannabinoid system can go a long way toward supporting better health overall. There are other ways, however, to boost this vital system’s performance. By giving your endocannabinoid system a little TLC, you can feel better physically and emotionally. While many people think it only exists for use with cannabis, the truth is much more complex.
The Endocannabinoid System
Rather than a single organ, such as the pituitary gland, the endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors and neurotransmitters throughout the body. Despite its vast footprint, this decentralized nature made it hard to find. It was only recently, in 1988, that it was discovered. Research is still ongoing into its function, and this nascent stage of scientific scrutiny explains in part why the workings of cannabinoids, like CBG and CBD, in the endocannabinoid system, are still largely mysteries when compared to the function of other body regulation system.
What we do know is that it has a hand in regulating virtually every other part of our body. The stimulation of these receptors causes changes to our circulatory, digestive, endocrine, and nervous systems, among others. When healthy and properly maintained, it can keep us balanced and feeling great. If it’s blocked or performance is degraded, it can lead to illness or discomfort. For many people, that’s why using CBD and a healthy endocannabinoid system go hand-in-hand.
CBD: Supporting Your Body
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100 active compounds found in cannabis plants. It is, along with its psychoactive sister compound THC, widely considered the most active, but many of these cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system in the human body to elicit a certain effect. Our CBD is derived from industrial hemp, which means it comes from plants that have less than 0.3% THC by weight, so they can’t get you high.
To create CBD for endocannabinoid system support and to promote overall wellness, we start with naturally grown American hemp (the natural part is important to remember). The leaves, stalks, and flowers are harvested and sent to our Colorado processing facility. In clean-room environments, our cannabis professionals process the hemp to pharmaceutical standards on multi-million dollar machines that yield an ultra-pure oil rich in CBD and other cannabinoids. It’s tested by third parties to verify its purity and potency, and formulated into some of the best CBD products on the market.
Supporting Your Endocannabinoid System Naturally
There are several great ways to keep your endocannabinoid system happy and healthy. All it takes is a little diligence, and you can boost its function and ensure your body stays in balance.
- Give It the Nutrients It Needs—Omega Fatty Acids have long been promoted for better health. It turns out one of the primary areas they were helping, even before it had been discovered, was the endocannabinoid system in the human body. Fatty acids are necessary for the functioning of the endocannabinoid system, and getting your daily recommended allowance is easier than ever.
You can eat your way to more fatty acids by choosing fish, nuts, hemp oil for salads and cooking, and eggs. If these naturally-rich sources don’t tempt your palate, supplements in the form of capsules and liquids, like flax, hemp, and fish oils, are readily available at most stores that sell vitamins.
- Focus On Less Stress—Stress can have a devastating effect on the mind, which can then cause issues with the body. Keep your neurotransmitters calm and relaxed by staying there yourself. Yoga, regular exercise, medication, and self-care days are all great ways to get your head back in the game with less on your shoulders.
- CBD and the Endocannabinoid System—Adding external cannabinoid support is both easy and legal on the federal level thanks to the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. High-quality CBD is available in many forms for dosing that fits your lifestyle and offers a fast, convenient way to give your body what it needs.
- Limit Toxic Blockers—Remember when we said it was important that our industrial hemp is grown naturally? Common chemicals like phthalates and neonicotinoids can block endocannabinoid receptor sites and degrade your system’s performance. While a commercial detox may not be necessary, making better choices about what we put into our bodies is a definite for the to-do list.
- Exercise Regularly—Sure, we covered it in lowering stress, but exercise offers a variety of benefits on its own, earning a double mention. When you engage your body in physical exertion, it runs better. Toxins are eliminated more efficiently, food digestion is faster and more complete, and the physiological changes put your body’s control systems through their paces, and remember that all of them at some point interact with your endocannabinoid system. When you exercise, it acts as a whole-body tune-up.
Give Your Body the Best
Finding the right blend of CBD and endocannabinoid system support from non-cannabis sources is easy. There isn’t too much. Making positive, mindful choices for a healthier lifestyle is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind, and spirit. Focus on adding activities and habits that work in your already established lifestyle routines, and the change will be seamless.
For CBD, make sure you’re choosing a reputable supplier who creates products with provable purity and potency. This third-party testing helps ensure you’re getting your money’s worth before you trust it in your body and helps make sure you’re getting legal, industrial hemp-derived products. These will not get you high and shouldn’t cause a false positive on any drug tests.
When you want to give your body the best, we’re proud to deliver it directly to your door. If you need additional information about any of our products or how CBD and the endocannabinoid system interact, call and talk to one of our experts at (888) 506-1501. Order your premium CBD oil products from Core CBD today.