A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
Human knowledge of the endocannabinoid system has a long and interesting history that is still continually unrolling to this day. Continual studies are helping us learn more about this system and how it helps our bodies achieve a state of homeostasis, a sort of harmony between all functions in our body, including our physiological, cognitive, and emotional health.
Named aptly, after Phyto-cannabinoids- the plant-based psychoactive substance first discovered in cannabis- endocannabinoids are produced by our own nerve cells.
A VERY BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
The endocannabinoid system then, is made up of endocannabinoids and endocannabinoid receptors, two components of an incredibly complex network of nerve cells responsible for a lot of normal physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning in our bodies.
When we have issues with this system and our bodies are outside of homeostasis, we can experience a range of issues with everything from cardiovascular and nervous system health to immune deficiencies, heightened stress-responses, physical pain, addiction, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and more.
It is to help with this imbalance and recovery towards homeostasis that CBD health shops have been growing in popularity over the years, since CBD products react directly to the endocannabinoid system in a myriad of therapeutic ways that stimulate receptor activity and help the body move towards homeostasis.
The physical, autoimmune, psychiatric, and neurological therapies are extensive:
Where CBD products are concerned, the therapeutic benefits seem almost endless.
Because it directly stimulates endocannabinoid receptors, CBD has been found to have a positive effect on almost all functions governed by the endocannabinoid system:
Where physical therapy is concerned, CBD has been found to improve
- The management of pain
Several psychiatric disorders can be relieved with CBD, including:
- Anxiety disorder
- Bipolar disorder (but CBD is not a replacement for proper treatment)
- Eating disorders
The most notable results are those that CBD has shown on neurological disorders, including:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Huntington disease
- Multiple sclerosis
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This is by no means an exhaustive account of the wholly complex nature of the endocannabinoid system, but hopefully, it has given you a good understanding of what it is and how it relates to the use of CBD treatments.
If you would like to find out more or would like to try any of the products at our CBD health shop, be sure to visit the Skyline Vape & Smoke Lounge website for details.