Why You Should Love Your Endocannabinoid System
For those of us who like to keep up on the latest health news, it seems like CBD is the answer for, well, everything! You may be asking yourself, should I be taking it too? Well, the answer is, it depends. CBD exerts its effects by activating our endocannabinoid system (ECS). So the first question is, does your ECS need some TLC? How would you even know if it did?
The role of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain internal balance (homeostasis) in the face of everchanging external circumstances. When we are doing everything we know we should be doing to stay healthy, we are constantly making deposits into our "endocannabinoid reserve". And when challenges come along, be they emotional or physical, our ECS draws on that reserve to bring us back into equilibrium.
We all know that challenges in life are inevitable. It's our ability to adapt and how resilient we are that gives us a window into how our ECS is doing. Physically, a depleted ECS can result in immune responses that are either underactive (you find yourself coming down with every cold that's going around) or overreactive (you suddenly develop a rash to a product you've been using for years). Emotionally, an underactive ECS can leave you feeling flat and unmotivated, while an overreactive one may have you stressing about things that don't normally bother you. If this goes on for too long, we may be at greater risk of developing conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, IBS, and PTSD.
So how do we keep our ECS healthy?
As with all things health-related, prevention is key. We can keep our endocannabinoid reserve full by eating healthy (omega-3 fatty acids are especially important) and selfcare activities. And, for those times that you need a little extra support, we can turn to plant-based activators of the endocannabinoid system called "Phytocannabinoids". The best known phytocannabinoids (THC and CBD) come from cannabis, but for those who either can't or prefer not to use cannabis derivatives there are alternatives that are proving to be even more effective.
Emerald Health Bioceuticals is at the forefront of this research and they have developed the world's first line of cannabis-free endocannabinoid support supplements. Formulated with complementary herbals and botanicals to address our five most common health concerns (sleep, mood, pain, inflammation, and cognitive health), they are vegan, non-GMO, allergen free, and backed by a 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee. Give your ECS some love!
Love Your Endocannabinoid System and it Will Love you Back!
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent.