Take a moment to think about life. Yes, it has its beauty, but in many respects, life is chaotic. We rush around to get to work, take care of children, fulfill demands. We sometimes forget to eat or don’t have the time to eat good food. At times, stress levels grow so large that you can’t even get a good night of sleep. All of this chaos outside of our bodies has a detrimental effect on the systems inside of our bodies. Achieving balance, or homeostasis, within the body is critical to staying healthy. One system that must be well balanced is the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
A Look At Why the ECS System Needs Supplemental Support
The ECS plays a role in an array of bodily processes, from controlling and regulating stress hormones to regulating physiological responses to exercise and fitness. The ECS may even play a role in things like cognitive processes, fertility, and fetal development. It’s an unfortunate fact that most people have an ECS that is totally out of whack. It’s an even more unfortunate fact that a lot of people don’t even know that is why they feel the way they do.
Our bodies constantly release stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline because we live such hectic lives. This constant state of stress creates sort of a fight or flight response in the body, and most of us just keep on pushing to fight. Supporting the ECS system helps to promote balance between that sympathetic and that parasympathetic nervous system response, which is vital for healthy function all the way around. A few of the conditions that can be related to an imbalance in the ECS or have symptoms exacerbated by an imbalance include:
- Chronic pain
- Breast and testicular cancers
- Multiple Sclerosis
CBD Oil Supplements Could Restore That Missing Balance
When provided to the ECS system, CBD gets to work to restore a healthy balance. It does so by balancing inflammation versus anti-inflammatory responses. It does so by balancing hormonal outputs and inputs. All of this occurs because CBD is the perfect supplement to initiate or ignite a balanced response in your body deep in the ECS system. That’s exactly what CBD does and that’s why CBD works for so many people with so many different conditions.
For example, one person may come in looking for CBD oil because they get poor quality sleep, and another person looks for CBD because they lack energy and sleep too much. Both of these individuals could potentially see a change in how they feel for the better because the CBD isn’t necessarily targeting the symptom; it’s targeting the ECS system that causes the symptoms.
How does CBD restore the missing balance? The answer here is pretty easy to understand. The ECS is made up of receptors that the CBD binds to when introduced into the system. CBD is a trans-membrane oil, which means it has no problem penetrating cell membranes to get in the body and get to work. As an added advantage, the balance achieved through CBD supplementation can help support the immune system to fight off illnesses and disease. One study was done on patients with HIV/AIDS that showed an increase in immune system response over a three-week period of treatment with CBD.
In the right hands, CBD can be one of the most advantageous supplements for many different ailments. At Mahalo Wellness, we work really hard to prove to our network of chiropractors just how beneficial CBD can be to the ECS system.