A Look at the Role of the Endocannabinoid System
December 25, 2018
Over the last few years, cannabis, hemp, and the role of the Endocannabinoid system has sparked a lot of interest in most people especially patients suffering from certain conditions and scientists who specialize in those conditions.
It has been discovered that the endocannabinoid system or ES as it is commonly known, has an active role to play when it comes to some diseases and conditions.
The term was coined after the cannabis plant which was the cause of its discovery. This system is one of the most important in the human body in establishing and maintaining a healthy balance in the human body. The ES is found throughout the body in almost all organs ranging from the brain, the heart, liver, immune cells connective tissues, glands among others. The ES does a number of different functions that are necessary for maintaining a stable internal environment within the body despite that frequent changes in the external environment.
Apart from the ES system, there is also the endocrine system. This system basically deals with the secretions by glands throughout the body. The central neuroendocrine system deals with the secretion of hormones into the bloodstream. The hormones are then carried through the bloodstream to the organs where they are needed. These processes of releasing hormones are controlled by another glad in the brain known as the pituitary gland. This gland releases hormones that are in charge of stress, lactation, and even reproduction.
The pituitary gland is itself controlled by a small part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. Hypothalamus is located at the base of the brain. The hypothalamus plays a great role in maintaining “sanity” within the body. Studies have shown that ES plays a vital role in regulating the neuroendocrine system. Having a sound neuroendocrine system is vital to enable the body to respond well to the changes in both the internal and external environment.
CBD oils have been known to be of great help to those people suffering from chronic pain and long term conditions like epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease among others.
Endocannabinoids have receptors namely CB1 and CB2. CB2 receptor is usually expressed in immune cells. CB1 receptor on the other hand is commonly involved in the modulation of the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland . Under this, CB1 controls a lot of functions including one’s appetite and sex drive. It is worth noting that both the receptors are affected when one takes cannabis-based products including CBD oils and many others.
From the above, it is without a doubt that the endocannabinoid system has a great role to play in how our brain and the nervous system functions. It is, therefore, important to take good care of the system and ensure that it is operating optimally. CBD oils have been known to have a big impact on the ES system, they are known to help in improving one’s response to stimuli and to reduce the severity of some conditions like stress, depression and anxiety.
It has also been known to be of great help to those people suffering from chronic pain and longterm conditions like epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease among others. CBD has been known to lessen the effects that result from deteriorating conditions of the patient. In the event that you are suffering from similar conditions, you might want to try out the CBD oils to see what results you may enjoy.
As always, please make sure to consult with your Doctor prior to using CBD and make sure it is safe for your immediate conditions.
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