Your Endocannabinoid System
CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is a series of receptors that have been shown to regulate relaxation, pain, sleeping, mood, the immune system, memory, stress response, and other important functions. In other words, our ECS works to regulate and maintain healthy balance in the body, which is also known as homeostasis.
So what can throw our bodies out of balance? Stress of course. Stressful situations often trigger a “fight-or-flight” response in our bodies which cause cortisol (a stress hormone) to be released into our system. When this happens repeatedly and often, cortisol levels can build up in our bodies, causing anxiety and other health issues. Other things that can negatively impact homeostasis are diet, alcohol, prescription drugs, compromised immune system, free radicals, and toxins.
The goods news is that there are many things we can do to support our ECS besides just using CBD. Some of our favorites include movement, sunlight, meditation, omegas, eating real foods, orgasm, sounds healing and breathwork. We’ll be sharing some more natural stress relieving tips and a resource guide soon - stay tuned!