I spy with my little eye....... 🐾🤣
Did you all catch my story today?? I actually took the time to take video and post it for your viewing pleasure 😉 Snapped a photo before this double sided #chalkboard went out the door.... and someone was curious (or more begging for attention, as he gets board with me while I work).
It’s been a productive day here with just the bean and I. Happy weekend friends! 🖤
👋🏻 CBD Oil Discussion Part 2!
In order to better understand exactly how CBD oil works in the body to bring about such amazing effects, you need to know about the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Before I get into it, I think a lot of people get confused because this system wasn’t discovered until the 1990’s & was named after the cannabis plant which led to its discovery. (This explains all of the cannabis related terminology.) Our bodies use this system regardless of whether or not we use cannabis.
The role of the ECS is to keep our bodies in a state of balance. This extremely important & complex system plays a huge role in regulating a variety of important functions, including: pain, mood, memory, appetite, sleep, digestion, inflammation, reproduction/fertility, immune function & temperature regulation.
The ECS contains neurotransmitters (which are the messengers) & receptors (which trigger physiological reactions). The ECS sends out neurotransmitters into your body to check & ensure everything is running properly & is balanced. But what if it’s not? Well then it will send instructions to your receptors, which will in turn make the necessary changes, in an effort to achieve balance.
The ECS also contains endocannabinoids & their enzymes (which help break down cannabinoids). In my last post I chatted about cannabinoids. Well there are different types. Those derived from the cannabis plant are termed “phytocannabinoids”. We also have natural cannabinoids inside our bodies called “endocannabinoids”. In order for these cannabinoids to work, they need receptors to bind to.
Two of the most notable receptors in the ECS are CB1 & CB2. CB1 (primarily located in the 🧠, nervous system, lungs, liver & kidneys) is where THC prefers to bind, which results in feeling “high” & reduces pain, nausea & depression. CB2 are primarily located in the immune system & their activation is responsible for reducing inflammation (& inflammation is a major cause of many diseases).
So what happens when you take in phytocannabinoids through CBD oil? Stay tuned for my next post! 😘 xoxo Cori
I spy with my little eye... A little birdy in the sky 🐦 Throwing it back to a few months ago when I experienced a beautiful sunrise over one of the bridges connecting Penang Island to mainland Malaysia 🇲🇾 It was a pretty early start but well worth it—the area was so peaceful and quiet, and all I had were a few friendly dogs to keep me company 🐶 Who else likes getting up to watch the sunrise? 🌅