Finding Balance

There is an underlying illness that plagues us today. Many people feel unwell, irritable, and lack sleep. Physicians write record numbers of prescriptions to patients. It is as if there is a giant energy sink sitting over us draining our vitality. What can explain this?

The Endocannabinoid System is a system of receptors in the human body. It is a vital molecular system for helping maintain homeostasis. Homoeostasis is the property of a system within the body in which a variable, such as hormones or temperature, is actively regulated to remain very nearly constant, preserving the balance in the body. In the modern world, many environmental pressures damage this vital system in our bodies. Stress, food additives, and pollution name a few of them.

Some researchers think that one of the reasons why there has been a steady increase in the number of people who have used cannabis or use it regularly is to supplement for a deficient endocannabinoid system. Either for the pleasurable sensation called a “high” or for the physical relief of ailments, people seemed to be drawn to cannabis.

There are many products available now that supply phytocannabinoids (sourced from plants) that help substitute for endocannabinoids (sourced from the body). CBD oil (cannabidiol) is great to use daily, helps promote health and mental clarity, and does not have the “high” that cannabis gives when used. It is legal in most jurisdictions and becoming increasingly available at health food stores, head shops, convenience stores, and online.

Written by Tom Howard

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