One of the most talked about topics in the alternative health world right now, CBD, has the potential to reach mainstream status and is on the fast track to do just that. With the potential antiinflammatory effect it *may produce and the amount of interest being poured into research and studies on it, it makes you wonder just what exactly makes it so special. Let’s talk about the wonder that is CBD and the incredible health benefits associated with it.
CBD is a part of a class of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. These chemicals as well as others, such as terpenes, are what give the cannabis plant it’s medicinal properties. CBD along with THC are of the most abundant cannabinoids found in cannabis and each offer their own unique qualities.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
You’re probably wondering how one single plant compound could offer so much potential for boosting wellness & vitality. The reasoning behind it is actually very simple. As you probably know, there are many physiological systems inside our bodies. All of these systems perform many different functions to help regulate our bodies and our overall health. One of these systems is called the endocannabinoid system, or ‘ECS’, for short. What is the endocannabinoid system you ask? Here is a brief description from Dr. Dustin Sulak, a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, who is regarded as an expert on medical cannabis in the US:
“The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.”
These receptors, as mentioned above, receive messages from endocannabinoids (cannabinoids your body already produces on its own) and these messages tell the cells what they need to do to promote optimal health. Essentially, the ECS functions as a balancer for your internal environment and works to keep you feeling healthy and happy.
How CBD helps your body
The chemical make up of CBD may help to naturally and homeopathically boost communication in the body at a cellular level. However, in accordance with federal regulation, we cannot make any health claims regarding any of our products, we can only recommend them for general wellness & vitality. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate or cure any disease.
That being said, it’s incredible to see what the endocannabinoid system can actually achieve when functioning properly. All of our products are handcrafted, artisinal creations made with love. Try Miracle Cream today and experience the difference in quality to other CBD topicals.
*The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.
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