CBD - The Cellular Super Nanny
Updated: Dec 15, 2020
Did you have a mother or father who was certain if they weren't directly involved with a task or project, it would all fall apart? Years ago, I watched as the mother of a grown friend stood loyally by and instructed my friend on how to mix up instant hot cocoa. All I could wonder was, how dumb does she think her daughter is? Is she aware the girl makes it to work and the grocery all the time on her own? Does she think someone else is cooking the woman's food or brushing here teeth for her when mom isn't around? I had a good laugh in my head. Maybe you are that person. The responsible and intelligent over-thinker who catches all the details. This is the image I have of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). In this scenario, picture a little less (s)mother and a little more highly efficient predictive administrative assistant.
The human ENC is a complex network of receptors, enzymes and pathways which essentially organizes and monitors all of the rest of your systems. As far as it is understood to date, and research continues, the purpose of the Endocannabinoid System is to maintain homeostasis. It does so by modulating our neurotransmitters. So if, for example, you became ill and out of balance (or homeostasis), your body might develop a fever to mitigate (cook off) the pathogens causing illness in order to bring the body back into homeostasis. The ENC is the dutiful maintenance droid running around reminding the hypothalamus to turn up the heat for a bit then turn it back off when no longer needed. It does the same for all regulatory systems influencing and maintaining your overall health. This includes things like sleep patterns, inflammatory response, and wound healing. Think all encompassing body nanny.
The fuels that keep the ENC running are referred to as a Cannabinoids. There are 2 types of cannabinoids; those made by humans and those made by plants. Our brains manufacturer endogenous (self made) CBD. Receptors for these magic molecules are located in every organ, tissue and cell of our bodies. Incredibly, they have a built in automation to use those needed, and dismiss any surplus. A deficiency, on the other hand, could prove concerning. How cool is it that plants make these molecules as well? Plant made cannabinoids are phytotropic.
On a quick note just to dispel any notions of a paisley - collaged "high" experience. CBD molecules are not psychotropic like THC. They both come from the hemp, or cannabis, plant and are both cannabinoids. They each offer their own benefits to CBD receptors. There are several cannabinoids molecules produced by the Cannibas plant. When extracting the intended molecules, herbalists are able extract a broad spectrum of CBD molecules, or they can isolate just one desired or particular type of CBD. For instance, CBD Isolate is prepared selecting only the CBD material and not any of the CBG or THC or any of the other cannabinoids. Full Spectrum CBD contains all cannabinoids but predominantly CBD. Full Spectrum CBG, similarly, had all the others but is mostly CBG.
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In recent years the understanding of the Endocannabinoid System has been sought by many researchers. It has been determined to be beneficial in so many of our regulatory functions that it is useful in nurturing the body through a variety of health conditions.
Some of these include: protecting the nervous system, reducing pain and inflammation, mitigates seizure frequency, relieves muscle spasms, helps regulate hormone balance, stimulates bone growth, antipsychotic, discourages artery blockages and inhibits tumor growth.
This promising plant molecule deserves every bit over the massive reputation it has gathered in recent years. While the research is new, the truth of the findings are ages old. Many scholars suggest that even the Bible cited recipes for both health and worship purposes involving cannibas. A particular theorist, Sula Benet, hypothesized with much agreement among the historical botany community, that the Hebrew "kaneh-bosem" and "sweet cane" referred to cannabis. This is significant because the recipes containing these ingredients range from ancient apothecary remedies, to holy anointing oil to incense mandatory for worship.
In short, if you have tried coping with your body's homeostasis through traditional methods and grown frustrated, you are likely one of millions of candidates for CBD supplementation. It's a song you'll hear from us again and again. The melody changes slightly but the substance remains. Plants are incredible medicine.
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