Did you know every one of us has an entire biological system based around interacting with cannabis? Well, we do, welcome to the Endocannabinoid system.
Read our full article on your endogenous cannabinoid system: the endocannabinoid system.
The three parts of the system are as follows:
The enzymes help break down endocannabinoids and cannabinoids. The receptors are all around your body and they are there to bond with the endocannabinoids and cannabinoids.
Here are 6 ways in which external cannabinoids like THC and CBD enhance the endocannabinoid system.
CBD (A Cannabinoid From Cannabis) Will Help Your Endocannabinoid System
Cannabis use will manipulate your Endocannabinoid system in a positive way, enhancing its usefulness within the body. CBD oil has been proven to help the Endocannabinoid system with a variety of physical ailments such as general pain, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, broken bones, nausea, diabetes, ADHD, anxiety, bacterial infections, depression, and many more.
Read our Introduction To CBD
The tests are ongoing and scientists and doctors are still discovering new ways in which CBD can help the Endocannabinoid system improve and stay strong. However, according to the British-Journal of Medical-Sports, exercise has been associated with the increase in the concentration of serums of endocannabinoids and when coupled with female steroids, the effects can be phenomenal, causing more endurance to athletes.
CBD Affects Your Cannabinoid Receptors Without Getting You High
Although your body’s CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors are more prone to bond with THC, CBD’s effects on the body are stronger and more worthwhile, making it a much more valuable external cannabinoid in terms of medical use.
Many tests were carried out focusing on THC’s effect on the mind and body. THC is the cannabinoid that makes you feel high, or stoned. CBD is the cannabinoid that retains all of the positive effects of cannabis without the mental or physical side effects (red eyes, loss of memory and reflexes).
The growing CBD oil industry is being used to treat a number of diseases and problems within the body.
Your Cannabinoid Receptors Stay Sharp And Alert With Cannabis Use
Your body is full of receptors, meant to bond with endocannabinoids (from inside the body) and cannabinoids from external sources such as cannabis. The receptors are found all across your body and they are part of the Endocannabinoid system which is responsible for keeping your body in check.
Feeling hungry? The ECS will tell your body to eat through the two cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. CB1 is connected to the brain and central nervous system, and CB2 is connected to the digestive and immune system. Cannabis will connect to these receptors and enhance their performance.
CBD activates your TRPV1 Receptors
TRPV1- A transient receptor potential, is much more affected
The positive effect of the cannabis (specifically CBD) on the TRPV1 include activation, which involves kickstarting them into gear and giving them a little push in the right direction. This is the reason those with chronic pain use cannabis, for the effects that the CBD cannabinoid has on the TRPV1 receptors.
THC Could Help With Endocannabinoid Strength During Chemotherapy
THC bonds strongly and easily with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in your body’s endocannabinoid system. The body undertakes extreme stress during the process of chemotherapy and it has been proven that THC could assist the endocannabinoids recovery process and help with side effects such as insomnia and headaches.
Read our article on the differences between THC and CBD
If a patient were to take the cannabinoids THC and CBD together during chemotherapy, the cannabinoids would counteract nausea, sickness, insomnia and other side-effects by the THC bonding with CB1 and CB2 receptors and CBD bonding with TRPV1 receptors.
An added plus is that CBD inhibits the negative effects of THC, thus reducing the side effects of cannabis use.
Cannabis Use Can Assist With A Endocannabinoid Deficiency
Tests have proven that the body’s endocannabinoid receptors are open to external cannabinoids like CBD and THC and regular cannabis use can strengthen what receptors someone does have. Tests are still ongoing, but the positive effects of cannabis for someone with a deficiency in their endocannabinoid system are numerous and tests involving marijuana cultivation will surely continue based on the response from the patient community.
If you are suffering from any of the ailments mentioned in the article, or simply would like to strengthen your Endocannabinoid system, then the use of cannabis through any means could help. Whether you vape Canada or smoke in Amsterdam, cannabis has many different uses for many different people.