What happens when the EC system is out of balance?
Stress happens internally and externally – both of which affect your endocannabinoid system. The EC system’s primary goal is to keep your body in a state of homeostasis. However, medications, pollution, poor nutrition, pain and even stress can affect your body negatively.
When those outside stressors affect you internally, your EC system stimulates a chemical response. By releasing endocannabinoids, your EC system brings your body back into healthy homeostasis.
However, sometimes our personal EC system is unable to keep our bodies in a happy place of homeostasis. Many factors contribute to a body with an imbalanced endocannabinoid system.
When your body struggles to maintain homeostasis in your EC system, it is commonly due to poor signaling receptors. Other outside factors such as diet and medications can interfere with the body’s ability to utilize the endocannabinoids made within your body.
Thankfully, we have CBD that can step in to help do the heavy lifting when your own EC system cannot keep up with day-to-day stressors. ⚖️
When the endocannabinoid system functions optimally, many people report experiencing relief from many health conditions.
But isn’t CBD actually cannabis? Won’t it make you high?
This is an important question to broach if your knowledge of cannabis is limited to its psychotropic effects. However, to set your mind at ease, the molecule cannabinol found in CBD is not intoxicating.
Endocannabinoid receptors work very much like a lock and cannabinoids are the keys. Both endocannabinoids and THC will bind to the receptors, with THC producing the “high” affect that it’s known for. CBD works a bit differently than THC though – instead of binding to the receptors with the endocannabinoids, it makes the metabolic enzymes work slower. This causes endocannabinoids to build up and help the body respond more effectively to the things that happen in the world around it and generally run smoother.
The good news is that cannabis studies are gaining momentum thanks to a group of highly regulated Farm Bills passed allowing cannabis or hemp to be grown and sold under strict guidelines in the United States.
At this time, CBD is showing promising results in the medical field precisely because it does not cause the intoxicating side effects typically associated with recreational cannabis use.
CBD containing >0.3% THC is now legal in all 50 states. This is excellent news for people struggling with physical or mental concerns seeking different options for treating their ailments.
Tinctures or balms? The what, why, and how of using CBD products.
Since CBD products affect each individual differently, there can be some trial and error for most people. Like fingerprints, each individual’s EC system responds differently to various CBD products.
Where should you begin, and how can you use it?
Tinctures work internally. Internal consumption of CBD allows for it to bind with the CB1 receptors found throughout the body, starting with the gut, to metabolize the CBD.
CBD tincture may alleviate anxiety, improve pain relief, and benefit overall wellness. They are typically used by those seeking consistent, daily relief from inflammation and pain.
High-quality CBD topicals provide targeted relief from aches and pains that need extra attention– right where you need it. Topicals are applied externally to work from the outside in.
Look for a product with quality essential oils, and you may notice even more advantages! That’s because specific oils work together in tandem with CBD to provide you with the ultimate benefit of a well-functioning endocannabinoid system.
Reaching for our long-lasting topical balm helps your EC system via your largest organ– your skin! This customer-favorite combines the healing properties of CBD with the nourishing properties of high-quality organic shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba, full-spectrum hemp oil, and essential oils.
Know what you’re putting on AND into your body for best results.
Considering the popularity of CBD products in the last few years, it is vital to know and trust the products you plan to use. Slapping an “infused with CBD” sticker on a bottle does not mean that it is the best quality CBD to use on your body! Proceed with caution.
Your best bet is choosing products from trusted companies that are honest about ingredient sourcing and processes. Quality ingredients from farmers using sustainable methods benefit your body, farmers, and the environment.
At Serenity CBD, we’re committed to producing high-quality CBD products for our clients. We produce organic CBD tinctures and topicals to boost your endocannabinoid system, helping you feel your best.
Serenity loves you. All of you. Regardless.