The endocannabinoid system and CBD
If you're familiar with CBD, chances are you've also heard of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Although it was discovered in the 1990s, it has gained popularity in recent years as a natural way to care for our overall health.
The ECS acts as the body's balance system, regulating all physiological activity and working tirelessly to achieve homeostasis, that is, the balance of our organism inside and out, necessary for its proper functioning.
How CBD acts in the ECS
Our body naturally produces endocannabinoids, derived from fatty acids, which activate various receptors, and together they constitute this endocannabinoid system.
The task of this system is to modulate the activity of neurons and control important physiological activities and processes: sleep, appetite, memory, mood, stress and anxiety, all of which are important determinants of our health.
Some phytocannabinoids such as CBD can also interact with this system by activating and balancing it when it is destabilized.
Sometimes our organism needs a little help from outside to produce the necessary endocannabinoids because our rhythms of life, the stress to which we subject our body and mind, the accumulated fatigue... play an important role in the imbalances that our organism suffers.
In almost all cases of disease, there is some kind of endocannabinoid dysregulation. Sometimes this can be the cause of an illness, while at other times it is a sign that the body is trying to heal itself.
CBD can help us achieve that balance again, both in our bodies and in our minds, and offer us natural wellness.
CBD is able to improve the overall functionality of the ECS by acting on endocannabinoid receptors. More and more studies are now emerging that are helping to uncover new insights into how it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
There are numerous studies on the relationship of CBD or cannabidiol to many key aspects of the overall health status of people of all ages. Every day new therapeutic properties of CBD are discovered.
Some interesting examples that we have told you about in our blog are:
- CBD and Melatonin as a preventive treatment for radiodermitis in cancer patients.
- Benefits of CBD in Parkinson's disease.
- Antihypertensive effects of CBD.
We have also told you that there is evidence that points to sleep, relaxation and nature as relevant factors for the overall health of all people, influencing important aspects such as circadian rhythm, sleep and stress, in which CBD has widely proven efficacy, or overweight.
However, further research is needed to have more information on all the potential uses of CBD, as it is becoming a basic element in terms of wellness and self-care, a natural ally of our health without side effects or psychotropic effects.