CBD is the most widely researched cannabinoid at this time. It is one of over 85 different phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids work by binding to the body’s own cannabinoid receptors located mostly in the central nervous system and almost every organ. This network of receptors is known as the endocannabinoid system. CBD affects CB1 and CB2 receptors to allow this endocannabinoid system to help keep our bodies in homeostasis, protect the cells and neurons, boost the immune system, and recover from stress by fortifying the parasympathetic nervous system, and balancing hormone levels.
Since CBD promotes the bodies ability to heal itself, it is a great option to aid the healing process.
Pain is an obstacle to overcome whether you’re healing from an injury or just sore from athletic strain. CBD can help to relieve pain because of its analgesic properties. It does not cause damage to the body and doesn’t create dependence. In the midst of the deadly opioid epidemic, CBD is a welcome pain reliever since it is non psychoactive. It is a safe alternative for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and ALS do to its neuro-protective attributes. It even blocks the progression of arthritis!
Sleep is arguably the most important variable when it comes to healing. Sleep is the bodies way of shutting down to divert resources to rebuild. Cannabinoids can have relaxing effects, especially full spectrum CBD with sufficient concentrations of CBN, another cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant. Muscles and other tissue require the sleep to grow. Studies suggest that CBD can reduce stress, improve quality of sleep, and reduce cortisol levels. Small doses of CBD can actually have a more stimulating effect while large doses induce sedation.
Free radicals cause oxidative stress in the body and contribute to chronic disease by breaking down tissues faster than we can repair them. Toxins in the environment, pollutants in the air, poor nutrition, and BPA in water bottles actually decrease the function of the endocannabinoid system. Most adults are actual deficient in their body’s production of endocannabinoids which is why most people will see a great benefit from supplementing CBD. CBD is considered an antioxidant because it promotes homeostasis in the body improving regulatory function. CBD’s ability to cross the blood-brain barrier makes it beneficial in fighting illnesses that act on the central nervous system.
Most Americans deal with an unreasonably high level of chronic low-level inflammation. This inflammation can contribute to cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, stroke, and nephritis as well as increasing stress levels. CBD is effective as an anti-inflammatory through inhibition of cell proliferation, induction of T-regulatory cells and apoptosis, and the suppression of cytokine production. It does this without causing dependency or tolerance.
CBD also helps regulate our metabolism by helping our endocannabinoid system maintain homeostasis. This helps with weight management by decreasing the expression of proteins involved in lipogenesis (fat cell production), increasing the activity and concentration of mitochondria to increase calorie burning, and stimulating genes and proteins that help breakdown and oxidize fat.
CBD can potentially decrease the time it takes to heal by mitigating factors that would otherwise slow this process down. For ultimate recovery I recommend our CBD Plus Golden Ratio. It is specially blended to help maintain the GI tract and muscular health with black pepper seeds and more for maximum absorption. Turmeric can help reduce pain and inflammation as well. Get yours here!