Why is Cannabis Such a Perfect Match for Your Body?
The close observation of the miraculous mother nature always leads us to mind-blowing discoveries. Nature is perfect and manages to keep a perfect balance between all her children – all living organisms.
Every living organism on the planet links perfectly with others for the purpose of creating equilibrium. People search and study these connections in order to put the puzzle together.
Among other very interesting connections, people came across the undeniable link between the human body and the Marijuana plant. Studies have confirmed what people assumed for thousands of years of traditional use, that the cannabis plant is indeed a perfect match for the human body.
The use of Marijuana was always popular among people, from tribes to modern day societies. Used as a part of spiritual rituals, as a medicine and for recreation, the powerful impact Marijuana provides was recognized as a strong drug.
Marijuana enjoys a better reputation nowadays as we came to discover how perfectly it matches with some constitutions in our body.
It’s the cannabinoids, the marijuana plant’s compounds, that can work miracle for our bodies. The ones that are often used and famous are the THC and CBD. CBD oil is the most commonly used marijuana product these days.
With the closer look at the marijuana particles when they are inside the human body, scientists have discovered a specific pattern in which they would bind to certain receptors found in every organ and tissue. Therefore, a new body system was discovered that was never observed before and it was named the Endocannabinoid system, after the name of the Cannabis plant, of course.
Our body recognizes the cannabis’ cannabinoids as same as the ones that are produced by the endocannabinoid system. As they have chemical construction that fits perfectly in the receptors of the system, the body uses them for the regular functioning of the Endocannabinoid system.
The Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid system is an awesome connection inside the body.
It’s consisted of:
1. Endocannabinoids – lipid neurotransmitters
2. Cannabinoid Receptors – there are several different types of receptors. CB1 and CB2 receptors connect with the cannabis cannabinoids.
Cannabinoid receptors are found in almost every organ and tissue inside the body and brain. The body produces endocannabinoids that perfectly bind to the cannabinoid receptors. Therefore, every time an endocannabinoid reaches the receptor it triggers processes and changes inside the body.
The same happens whenever a cannabis’ cannabinoid is inside the body and reaches a cannabinoid receptor.
The Role of the Endocannabinoid System Inside our Body
Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that are produced in order to complete some of the essential neurotransmission processes. Moreover, this system is in charge of many main metabolic processes inside the body, with the purpose of performing them and keep them in perfect balance.
Processes regulated by the Endocannabinoid System:
· Energy balance
· Mood regulation
· Metabolism and appetite
· Pain perception
· Stress management
· Anxiety and social behavior
· Eye pressure
· Nerves protection
· Muscle movement
· Seizure activity
· And many more…
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Looking at the list above, we can see that the endocannabinoid system is in charge of many of the essential processes that keep us alive. Both endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors are working to find the perfect balance for each and every one of them. Therefore, whenever we suffer from an illness or experience fatigues linked to the organs and systems that control those processes, cannabis can offer us support.
Cannabinoids come as helpers in situations where our body is facing an imbalance or illness. Under these conditions, the number of endocannabinoids produced in the body is not enough to bring the balance back and fight the illness away. Therefore, the external help form marijuana cannabinoids will have a great benefit on the body. They will ease the symptoms and fight away maladies while improving the overall health and well-being.
Here is a list of conditions and illness marijuana cannabinoids can help with:
· Post-traumatic disorder (PTD)
· Muscle pain and cramps
· Multiple sclerosis
· Bowel diseases
· Nausea and vomiting (side effects of chemotherapy)
· Weight regulation and obesity
· Woman fertility and menstrual cramps
· Reduces acne
· Supports heart health
· Possesses neuroprotective properties
I hope this article helps you understand how cannabis works and the many benefits it can provide for your health and well-being.