How CBD Works
You may have already heard about the many different health and wellbeing benefits that CBD products can provide. But what you may not know already is exactly how this chemical compound manages to achieve these results.
But fear not, we are here to take you through how CBD interacts with your body, and in particular, your endocannabinoid system.
What is The Endocannabinoid System?
CBD gets to work within your body by interacting with chemical receptors known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is found in all mammals and is involved in regulating a wide range of important processes such as anti-inflammatory and immune response. It also has a regulatory effect on other areas including: appetite, mood, anxiety levels and sleep schedules.
Overall, the goal of the ECS is to help our body maintain a state of homeostasis. This is a phase whereby everything in the body is in a state of natural equilibrium and balance.
The endocannabinoids that work within the ECS are neurotransmitters. In other words, they give chemical commands that trigger a biological response.
As humans, we naturally produce our own endocannabinoids, and you may have noticed their effects if you’ve ever experienced a state of natural euphoria such as “runners high”.
What Happens When Our ECS Doesn’t Function Properly?
Since the ECS has such an important role in regulating our body, when it becomes either overactive or underactive it can cause severe health problems as the body can no longer sufficiently maintain homeostasis.
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD) is a condition caused by the malfunctioning of the ECS system.
This can lead to various physical and mental health issues that come on without warning such as arthritis, autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, depression, or anxiety.
How Does CBD Help Your Endocannabinoid System?
When a human produces cannabinoids they are known as endocannabinoids. However, when these chemical compounds are produced in plants they are known as phytocannabinoids.
CBD is a phytocannabinoid, and is in fact just one of over 100 that are currently found in the hemp species of cannabis plants.
By taking CBD, you help to support the ECS with its daily functions, maintaining your body’s natural rhythms and ensuring homeostasis is achieved.
It also acts as a protector of the ECS overall, helping to prevent chronic health conditions from occurring in the first place.
What is the Best Way to Take CBD?
When it comes to taking CBD, there are no right or wrong answers. It’s more important to find a product that suits your body and your lifestyle.
With CBD oil, all you need is a few drops under your tongue and it will get to work within a few short minutes.
If you choose to take edible products such as gummies or capsules, it will take a lot longer to notice the effects since the CBD is released after digestion. However, the effects of the CBD (once digested) last longer than if taken orally.
With our wide range of CBD products, you’re guaranteed to find something that works for you.
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