There are many different reasons why people turn to CBD. Some people use CBD for better sleep, to ease stress and anxiety, heal digestive systems issues, alleviate depression.. the list can go on and on. Almost every illness or sickness is rooted in the source that our body is dealing with some sort of inflammation. Whether that be an inflammation in the brain causing misfire serotonin or dopamine causing things like anxiety or depression, or chronic inflammation in a muscle joint. As humans, we are constantly fueling our bodies with new foods, trying new workouts, changing sleeping routines, and coping with new emotions. It is only normal that the body can easily get “out of balance” from these constantly changing external factors.
CBD is so healing for many different issues in the body because it helps bring the body to “homeostasis”. Homeostasis is defined as the dynamic state of equilibrium of internal physical and chemical conditions, aka your body function “in balance”.
What is homeostasis in the body?
Maintaining homeostasis is the key to well-functioning, healthy body. Factors internally that contribute to this are:
- Glucose levels
- Stomach PH levels
- Production of serotonin
- Blood pressure
- Respiratory rate
- Hormone Production
- Muscle Recovery
How CBD can help maintain Homeostasis:
Scientists only recently discovered our bodies naturally create cannabinoids to help reduce inflammation, unhealthy cell growth, and nerve dysfunction. Cannabinoids are produced by the human body as well as by the hemp plant. In the body, they are called endocannabinoids, where they work in a kind of “lock and key” relationship with the body’s natural Endocannabinoid system, a physiological system present in all mammals to regulate homeostatic processes. In the hemp plant, we get the cannabinoids from what is called phytocannabinoids.
CBD we consume, affects the endocannabinoids system (ECS) that the system controls and helps pain management, inflammation, immune response, appetite, metabolism, memory, mood, emotions, and more. By feeding the body with cannabinoids, it aids in naturally building the system stronger and more powerful to reach homeostasis on a regular basis. This is why taking CBD on a regime routine is so important, that way you work in partnership with your body to become stronger.
Disease and Conditions caused by homeostasis:
- Hypo/hyper Gylcemia
- High Blood Pressure
- Thyroid Disorders
- Crohn’s Disease
Just to name a few!