Homeostasis & CBD
Homeostasis is the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes. Ok, ok, english please. Homeostasis is your body & mind are performing at their most optimal state. A perfect example of homeostasis is when your body is working at a temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Your body is controlling your temperature by making or releasing heat; therefore it is attempting to bring your body back to homeostasis.
What does CBD have to do with Homeostasis?
Well, first before we dive into how CBD may regulate the body & mind back to homeostasis we must understand the Endocannabinoid system. As talked about in our previous blogs, the Endocannabinoid system is made up of a network of receptors spread throughout our entire body. This system is actually responsible in regulating our bodies homeostasis. The Endocannabinoid system works with CBD (cannabidiol) and our bodies cannabinoid receptors to help bring us back to homeostasis. When we take CBD those cannabinoids end up binding with our receptors that are specifically designed to interact with cannabidiol.
The Total Picture
As we’re sure you’ve heard of the multitude of benefits CBD has been linked to it starts to make more sense when you incorporate the Endocannabinoid system and its direct link to homeostasis. For example, let’s say that betty has arthritis in her hands, but nothing has worked thus far. Until, one day she tries CBD & it’s the only thing that has worked for her. That’s because Betty had a cannabinoid deficiency and her body was not operating at a level considered to be homeostasis. What CBD did for Betty was it started binding to her cannabinoid receptors that are located in her Endocannabinoid system, thus helping bring her back to her most optimal state of life (homeostasis). Arthritis, is just one example, but we’ve heard of everything from fibromyalgia to not being able to sleep at night. In most cases, your body is just not operating how it should be and that causes you to feel “off”. We’ve also had several people come to us and say I don’t notice much when I don’t take it, but I do notice when I don’t. “I just feel off”. Well, now that you understand the science it should make more sense why you feel off. If your body isn’t operating at homeostasis than yes you are “off” and CBD may be just what you need.
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