HOW CANNABINOIDS WORK
We recently devoted quite a few blogs to our new product called Hemp Booster. Why? Because we genuinely believe that cannabis can help with many issues in our everyday lives. And the best part? It is without all the unnecessary side effects that come with synthetic pharmaceutics. And we’re not talking about THC, but about other numerous cannabinoids that affect our health in so many wonderful ways.
Nonetheless, we realize that our readers will not be satisfied with a simple “it works because we say it does. That’s why we did a bit of research to help you understand what happens in our bodies when it comes to contact with cannabis. Sounds interesting? Read on.
The first known encounters with the plant known as Cannabis sativa or marijuana can be traced back to ancient China around 5000 years. Its usage for medical purposes has long been recorded throughout human history while we’re still discovering hidden capabilities even in modern times. The widely-documented uses of marijuana include anti-nociception, anti-inflammation, anticonvulsant, anti-emetic, and recreational use, which has primarily limited its medical application. It is no wonder that the potential medical applications of cannabis in the treatment of painful muscle spasms and other symptoms of multiple sclerosis are currently being tested in clinical trials.
This plant brings much to the table. And it all begins right in our bodies.
ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)
If the name is confusing anybody, it is important to know that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is always active, even if you have never touched cannabis in your life. This is a fascinating and very complex biological system that can be found in each of us. It plays a significant role in regulating functions and processes such as sleep, mood, appetite, memory, and reproduction/fertility. The endocannabinoids are found in all tissues, organs and bodily fluids thus far investigated.
ECS is known to have three core components called endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.
Firstly, endocannabinoids are molecules made in your body. Interestingly enough, they are similar to cannabinoids. As mentioned above, they can be found everywhere in our bodies and are produced as needed. Two key endocannabinoids have been identified that help run your internal functions smoothly. Secondly, we have the receptors, which act as a sort of a receiver for these endocannabinoids. When the receptor binds with the endocannabinoid, it signals that ECS must take a particular action. There are also two main endocannabinoid receptors identified, one found in the central nervous system and the other in the peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells. To give you an example, endocannabinoids might target CB1 receptors in a spinal nerve to help you relieve pain. Lastly, we have the enzymes. When the endocannabinoid molecule carries out its function of binding with the receptor, enzymes break it down.
The Endocannabinoid system is incredibly complex and not completely understood even in modern times. Keep in mind that this is the short version of the story. It has been researched that ECS is linked to appetite and digestion, metabolism, chronic pain, inflammation, mood, learning and memory, motor control, nerve function, etc. The list keeps on going, but you get that idea. They all contribute to the overall stability of your internal environment. If the stability of your system is compromised (fever, injury, headache, etc.), ECS kicks in to help it return to its ideal state. There is significant progress with new discoveries on the horizon, which show much promise.
CONNECTING ECS AND CANNABINOIDS
You have probably been wondering where the connection is to cannabis. Now that we understand the essence of how ECS works, we can see the link with cannabinoids which can be found in the plant. Because cannabinoids are similar to endocannabinoids, they can bind to ECS receptors. When the connection between cannabinoids and receptors is made, it affects how ECS behaves. And the long list of functions that we mentioned is directly involved. We know this is why cannabinoids can reduce pain, inflammation, help with a headache, stimulate your appetite, and positively affect various other issues. Bringing cannabinoids into your health routine can do so much good and we strongly advise you to give it the attention it deserves. We also genuinely believe that using cannabinoids for medical purposes is the way to go. It has nothing to do with recreational use since we don’t need the ”famous” THC. In fact, Our Hemp Booster contains over 148 different cannabinoids.
We can proudly say that Hemp Booster is one of our best products so far. We love the beautiful symphony of nature that we created, and we hope people get to experience the magic that comes with it. Full-spectrum hemp that we use represents a new way of using Shilajit that is astonishing with its brilliance and potential to boost our everyday performance.
- Sources and more info:
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- 2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/endocannabinoids#:~:text=Endocannabinoids%20(ECs)%20are%20defined%20as,physiological%20conditions%20and%20numerous%20diseases..
- 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5877694/
- 4. https://mountaindrop.eu/phenolic-substances-hemp-booster/