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 healing potential it offers 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 that you can receive from using 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.
Although CBD does not make you feel high in the same sense that THC does (which is primarily what cannabis is known for), it offers something more. CBD can benefit those seeking to gain better focus, mental clarity and cognitive function, as well as provide a natural form of relief to those suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD and many other psychological disorders. CBD also improves the health of the largest organ on our bodies and can help relieve and heal many skin disorders such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and may other skin irritations.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
You’re probably wondering how one single plant compound could offer so much healing and relief from such serious ailments. 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 ECS or the endocannabinoid system. 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.
However, certain variables such as excessive stress on the body or mind can weaken the functioning of the ECS, which can lead to unnatural states such as depression, anxiety, cancer and other inflammatory diseases. In these cases it is crucial to supplement the body with cannabinoids that come from plants, such as CBD, to help the body return to homeostasis.
How CBD helps your body
CBD is an all-star cannabinoid when it comes to repairing and stimulating the endocannabinoid system. Many studies around the world are being performed right now to find out exactly how CBD works in the body, but it is already widely known and confirmed by numerous animal studies and beginning human studies that CBD acts as an anti-psychotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-oxidant, anxiolytic/anti-depressant, anti-tumoral, antiemetic and analgesic when consumed or used topically on a consistent basis. Pretty impressive right? It gets better. There are now studies showing that CBD may play a role in enhancing neurogenesis by aiding the hippocampus in regenerating neurons, improving neuroplasticity in the brain. This could potentially change millions of lives of those battling or looking to prevent neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s or serious psychological disorders such as schizophrenia.
More and more people are now turning to cannabinoid therapy for natural relief from these many disorders. When it comes to CBD, I truly believe in the benefits it has to offer to someone suffering from depression and anxiety, especially as it helped me finally overcome them after years of struggling and feeling hopeless every day. It’s wonderful to know that there are other options out there besides just what mainstream medicine can offer.
Every person who has tried Relieve Cream or our MIST Tincture has had nothing but positive results, whether it be relief from anxiety or focus problems to arthritic pain and skin disorders. It’s incredible to see what the endocannabinoid system can actually achieve when functioning properly. You can experience the power of CBD with Divine Elements Beauty products. All of our products are handcrafted and created with the intention of healing. It may just be the answer you’ve been searching for all along.
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