HOW DOES THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM INFLUENCE STRESS?
Everyone, both men AND women, have an endocannabinoid system in their body. The purpose of this system, in short, is to facilitate homeostasis in the body.
“The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is believed to help modulate a wide range of physiological processes, including pain sensation, body temperature, memory, mood, appetite… sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproduction.” (3)
In this system, neurotransmitters called “endocannabinoids” communicate and regulate homeostasis. Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with and fuels this system. While stress can prompt the body to engage in the “fight or flight” state, our natural fear response, the endocannabinoid system can step in to slow the roll of stress chemicals, relieving tension in the body.
HOW CAN HEMP SUPPORT THIS PROCESS AND HOMEOSTASIS?
By feeding your ECS, you can potentially increase your threshold to deal with stress. This can potentially increase your ability to calmly engage in situations that might otherwise stress you out. By feeding this system that pumps the brakes on stress responses, the ECS has the potential to take unnecessary stress and anxiety away. (4)
There is currently a lot of research being done to support these ideas, but the research that has already taken place, coupled with the anecdotal stories of thousands experiencing success in using this plant to manage stress and panic attacks, is promising. Check out this study for further reading “Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders“:
What Product is Right For Me?
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The best way to use CBD for chronic issues is to use it every day so your body can build up its Endocannabinoid system
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Additional Reading and Information
- National Institute of Mental Health,
- “Beware High Levels of Cortisol, the Stress Hormone” Premier Health
- Cherney, Kristeen. “12 Effects of Anxiety on the Body” Healthline
- Scherer, Liz, “Can CBD Really Help Relieve Anxiety?” Every Day Health.
- Blessing, Steenkamp, Manzanares,& Marmar “Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders” NCBI