My recent Blogs have spawned the question of “How does CBD Rich Hemp Oil work on the health conditions in our bodies?”. Well, to be honest with you I had to research a little to find out exactly how it works myself. I found out it relates to the CB receptors (Endocannabinoid System) being processed into the Endocrine System in our bodies. So, I would like to start off by explaining these systems and how they work.
The Endocrine System is a collection of glands and organs that produce and regulate hormones in the bloodstream to control many functions in the body. This system overlaps with the nervous system and the exocrine system. How the endocrine system sends signals to the body is by using natural chemicals called hormones. These hormones travel through the bloodstream and affect the activities of various cells in the body. These glands are;
hypothalamus; storage and hormone production
pituitary; lactation (mother’s milk) and growth
thyroid; metabolism, blood pressure, and tissue growth
parathyroid; calcium levels, bone, kidneys, and intestines (gut)
pineal body; sleep and wake patterns, (snooze and play)
adrenal; go, go, go body and mind
reproductive; estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone (womanly and manly)
pancreas; creates digestive juices to break food down and produce glucose (sugars)
So, as you can see the Endocrine system communicates so many important functions in our body. It is kind of a big deal!
The Endocannabinoid System (ESC) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the central peripheral nervous system, consisting of *neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors, known as CB Receptors. The word Endocannabinoid is a combination of the words endo (from the endocrine system) and cannabinoid (from the active chemical compounds found in cannabis and cannabinoids already found in the body). CB receptors sit on the surface of the cells and monitor the outside of the cell. They communicate the changing conditions to the inside of the cell through the hormones (body chemicals) and start the appropriate cellular response and that my friend is how the ESC communicates with the Endocrine System. *Neuromodulatory Lipids: Structural components of neuro-membranes, including fats, waxes, sterols, and vitamins in the body.
The important thing here is to remember our body can sometimes deplete itself of CBD that occurs naturally in the body, trying to keep up with the demand of our natural bodily healing process. So, we must be sure to replenish it accordingly.
Written by Tina Harris