Three Fun Facts About CBD
By Rory Coulter
1) Want to know a 500 million year old secret?
Chances are you’re already well acquainted with the digestive system, immune system, and nervous system. But have you met their boss, the silent partner pulling all the strings behind the scenes?
Get to know the endocannabinoid system!
Everyone has one and it's responsible for maintaining internal homeostasis. Homeo-whatsis? That’s just a fancy word for balance. Simply put, your endocannabinoid system keeps your body in balance by making sure every other system is doing its job right.
2) Your endocannabinoid system needs a steady diet of cannabinoids to function properly.
Cannabinoids can either be made inside of our bodies (endogenous cannabinoids, also known as endocannabinoids) or inside of plants (exogenous cannabinoids, also known as phytocannabinoids or just cannabinoids).
Researchers believe that endocannabinoid deficiency may be one of the root causes of many diseases including fibromyalgia, migraines, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and others.
There are over 120 phytocannabinoids that you get from full spectrum hemp, including CBD, CBN (for sleep), CBG (for stress) that each benefit you in different ways individually and combined (that's called "the entourage effect").
3) You've probably heard of oxytocin
Oxytocin is known as "the love hormone" and serotonin, "the happy hormone", but have you heard of anandamide known as "the bliss molecule"?
The word “anandamide” originates from the sanskrit “ananda,” which roughly translates to “bliss” or “joy”. Like oxytocin and serotonin, our bodies naturally create anandamide. CBD is a natural anandamide reuptake inhibitor. That means it helps keep more of it in your system for longer, so you can feel more joyful more of the time!
Learn more about CBD and your amazing endocannabinoid system. >