The Endocannabinoid System
Our Endocannabinoid System
What if I told you your body shares a few important traits that also exist in cannabis, I know what you’re thinking it sounds crazy, I mean how? Simply put the answer is science, more complex would be evolution. We share more in common with this planet than we sometimes like to think. We share traits from ancient ancestors, for example think about eyes- alligator eyes, cat eyes, and human eyes. all of these mentioned eyes are different but we stemmed from the same ancestor that started forming sensitivity to light and an ability to see predators and dangers. Now lets talk about the vertebrae, every creature on this planet that has vertebrae also lucked out and received cannabinoid receptors. It is with this understanding you may see products on the market for pet CBD and why they are beneficial to our furry friends, and benefits humans alike.
“The endocannabinoid system happens to be the reason cannabis effects the human body, how its used to treat ailments, diseases, manage side effects, and cope with daily stress and fatigue.”
Now the human body is all about balance a little act we put on called homeostasis, or the balance of health. As humans we crave the balance, we even state it when we are no feeling well. ever hear someone say “i’m not feeling like myself” or “something feels off”? they are speaking to the balance that their body tries to always achieve.
The endocannabinoid system directly links to our homeostasis and is backed by science to treat us rather than leaving our health up to chance.
A couple of components that make up the ECS and relationship with the human body
Phytocannabinoids found outside of the human body in food and other compounds
Nervous system receptors to bond with
Our immune system that has enzymes that break down the compounds for optimal functioning.
Lets go ahead and break up the word and see if that tells us more.
Endo- endogenous refers to anything that is made naturally by the human body
Cannabinoid-which are compounds found in the cannabis plant.
Endogenous cannabinoids bridge these compounds within the human body to produce a feeling and balance of health.
so far we have two receptors that have been discovered which are-
CB1- is found in our central nervous system- brain, spinal cord, and nerves
CB2- found in the peripheral nervous system- The peripheral nervous system is one of two components that make up the nervous system of bilateral animals, with the other part being the central nervous system. The PNS consists of the nerves and ganglia outside the brain and spinal cord.
These two systems are responsible for a vast majority of our everyday functions. To how we process pain, moderate moods/behavior, enable our ability to sleep,or energize us, control our immune responses, and so much more. This wide net of functions helps us understand why CBD and other cannabinoids are so beneficial to the human body, treating and helping to manage all sorts of ailments and daily struggles.
With science backing it more and more everyday researching finding new cannabinoids and effects on our homeostasis
This system is extremely important to the human physiology and should be utilized for our health benefits.
The endocannabinoid system was designed over countless millennia and is very intelligent. it only acts to the area that is out of balance or ailing and attempts to right what’s off, not touching active or perfectly working areas. It simply goes where it is needed in its never ending quest for homeostasis. It is nothing short of absolutely amazing how the human body bonds with this plant.
Clinical Cannabinoid Deficiency
The body naturally produces endocannabinoids, which assist in keeping our levels balanced and functioning. when the human body lacks the ability to keep up a person may have clinical cannabinoid deficiency.
Many professionals believe that patient suffering from or lacking enough of one receptor type or another, or having too much fatty acid amide hydrolase could be a factor in some conditions like but not limited to gastrointestinal tract disorders, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, IBS irritable bowel syndrome…
So it makes perfect sense that by supplementing the human body with natural cannabinoids like those found in Myrso could be used to alleviate symptoms and regulate the endocannabinoid system.
Reasearch also suggest that there is a direct link between the immune system and the endocannabinoid system and that CBD’s benefits might not be so random. There is a shared though that enzymes controlled by the endocannabinoid system modulate activities of the immune cells. Since many immune cells originate in the central nervous system, which happens to be where the endocannabinoid receptors also reside. That receptors release of enzymes plays a crucial role in the human homeostasis, especially in relation to the immune system.
Research demonstrates the ECS ability to prevent over activity of the human immune system. if the immune system was over worked we would have chemical imbalances, inflammation causing pain, neuro-responses, and so much more.
With this logic an increase of phytocannabinoids like CBD and Myrso we could be used to prevent catastrophic immune system response failures.
If we have learned anything today we have learned that the human body is a wondrous creation of complex systems and balance.
We have also learned there is a great assistant within every vertebrae animal that regulates that balance without the harsh side effects of pharmaceuticals and can be tapped naturally to provide the best health for you.
Leave with this at least.
The endocannabinoid system is crucial for optimal functioning and balance. Your symptoms should be more important than an outdated stigma. There is a good chance cannabis is right for you, because cannabis made for us.
Good luck on your healing journey I do hope this helps light the way to a better understanding about the system that we have all been born with and the medicine provided by the planet to help us treat.
Miraculous does not begin to describe the power this plant can have on our beautifully complex system.