Why Do I need CBD?
Why Do I need CBD?
From “The Hemp Miracle” by Carol Merlo explains in detail.
“In 1990 Dr Raphael Mechoulam, a professor of medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, discovered the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) a network of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors throughout the human body. Thousands of studies now show that the Endocannabinoid system is just as important as any other system when it comes to human health. Cannabinoids and their receptors can be found in the brain, organs, glands, immune cells, and connective tissues.
The ECS is critical to the function of the body and is activated at birth when the infant suckles at the breast, receiving the cannabinoids in breast milk. Unfortunately only 13% of medical schools include the ECS in their curriculum, which may explain why you or your doctor does not know about this.
Dr. Mechoulam found that the primary role of the ECS is regulation of homeostasis. Homeostasis is defined as the body’s ability to maintain stable conditions that are necessary for survival. The ECS helps to keep the body’s hormones in balance. This is very important because when our hormones are out of balance, things go wrong. The truth is that this critical system impacts our entire organism, which is why it’s dysfunction and imbalance may lead to a variety of diseases related to the immune and nervous system. These conditions often involve inflammation,, pain, and nausea.
Each hormone in the body is responsible for a couple of functions, and together, they are responsible for your overall state of health and well-being. Your hormones contribute to your sense of identity. They are essentially a bridge between your mind and your body. You say ”I am tired, alert, energetic, happy, or depressed.” Each of these states is dependent upon hormone balance. A quick look at the ‘list of hormones’ in Wikipedia will give you all the hormones, what they do, and what tissue they come from. This is a mind-blowing list.
CBD impacts neurotransmitters, which are hormones that transmit signals from one neuron (brain cell) to another neuron, muscle cell, or gland cell. You have probably heard of some of them. For example, serotonin effects mood, appetite, and sleep. Norepinephrine effects stress and blood pressure, dopamine is involved in cognition, motor control, motivation, and reward mechanisms, glutamate is involved in memory, endorphins control your response to pain, and one I had never heard of before is enkephalin, which, along with endorphins, regulate whether or not the body feels pain.”
So you see – even if you do not have pain or are aware of imbalances, you likely have them, CBD can help balance your hormones and therefore your body. All of us can use a more balanced an harmonious life!
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