Why try CBD?
Posted on Friday, September 07 2018 12:07:00 PM in News by Dustyn H
CBD: Nature's Catalyst
You have probably noticed the influx of cannabis health products popping up lately from CBD tinctures and salves to infused foods and even yoga retreats. Yes, that is a real thing. But... why? What is the hype about CBD? CBD (cannabidiol) is one of dozens of cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabis plant that along with other phytocannabinoids (plant-derived cannabinoids), interact with specific receptors to maintain balance. Unlike THC and medical marijuana, CBD is non-psychoactive derivative with little to no side effects. This means you can experience the benefits of cannabinoid regulation without having to experience a high. In fact, most cannabinoids will not get you high. CBD is a natural alternative to holistically treat conditions such as pain, anxiety, epilepsy and more. Best of all, CBD is completely safe for you, children and even pets!
How does CBD effect the body?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex signaling network within your body that works to establish and maintain balance in the body. The ECS is comprised of cannabinoid receptors and substances called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. Think of these receptors like locks and endocannabinoids like keys that unlock specific processes that regulate different functions within your body. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment. What is extremely fascinating is that an ECS is present in all vertebrate species! Phytocannabinoids, like CBD, mimic many biological actions of the ECS. Supplementing with CBD can benefit your health in many ways by working to keep your body and its systems in balance.
A lack of balance in the body is at the root of many diseases. Being a fundamental system, CBD is more natural to your body than many prescription drugs. It works to support the body as a whole, rather than treat only specific symptoms with often problematic side effects. CBD works naturally with your body to help support its functioning and achieve optimum health through balanced interactions relating to mood and memory, energy balance and fertility, appetite and metabolism, pain and immune response, and much more. We will be sharing more information about how to best implement CBD into your life very soon!
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