So I’m sure you’ve all heard CBD helps with sleep, CBD helps with anxiety, CBD helps with pain, CBD helps with yadda yadda yadda. It gets confusing when you see CBD helps with so many different things and you begin to think it doesn’t help with anything or does it really help with “everything”?
Well the answer is both. CBD works with your existing endocannabinoid system. So for example your body needs water and water regulates the balance of your body fluids. Your body fluids control functions such as digestion, absorption, circulation, saliva, transporting nutrients and body temperature. (WebMd) Cannabinoids are similar to chemicals the body makes involved with appetite, memory, movement and pain. (WebMd). Even though our bodies are over 60% water we still need to drink it to stay healthy. So even though our bodies create chemicals to help it function we need to assist it and add more to maintain homeostasis.
Still confused? Here’s a better example, when you have a medical situation and have to go to the hospital the first thing they’ll do is make sure you are hydrated. As we mentioned water controls body fluids and body fluids regulate function to keep you healthy. So if the body chemicals are not working the body is not working at a optimal level they prescribe medicine to kick start the bodies chemical production or replace it. CBD is doing the same thing naturally using your bodies existing endocannabinoid system to help it heal itself.
So you haven’t had CBD this long and you’ve been fine, why do you need it now? Actually, you’ve been consuming cannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids, Endocannabinoids and cannabimimetics are all cannabinoids that are naturally found in plants so if your eating leafy greens your already consuming cannabinoids. Ever wonder why healthy eaters are healthy?
In short you need water to live, you need cannabinoids to live healthy.