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Should You Be Supplementing with CBD?

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Cannabinoid supplements like CBD could be the key to restoring balance,

improving overall wellness & fixing your vibe!

 

The Endocannabinoid System

This vast communication network is in charge of regulating important physiological functions to achieve and maintain homeostasis (the body’s ideal state of balance). Although we all have this system within us, it wasn’t actually discovered and understood until approximately 30 years ago!

Endocannabinoids vs. Phytocannabinoids
The precursors to discovering the Endocannabinoid System and its functions:

1) identifying the different compounds (phytocannabinoids, specifically THC) in the cannabis plant and researching how our bodies react with them. It became clear that we had receptors in the brain dedicated to processing these phytocannabinoids – but the question was why would we have an endogenous set of receptors for compounds that could only be produced externally?

2) the answer to that question came from identifying the first ENDOcannabinoid – compounds produced within our own bodies that activated the same molecular network as the phytocannabinoids.

“It was these discoveries, working backwards, tracing the metabolic pathways of THC, which allowed scientists to discover an entirely unknown molecular signaling system that resides within us – and within thousands of other biological lifeforms, basically everything on our planet with the exception of insects. Due to the role cannabis played in discovering this system it was rightfully named the endocannabinoid system. While we knew about the plant first – this cellular process has been happening within us for millions of years. According to Dr. John McPartland, the system started evolving as long ago as 600 million years back – when complex life meant a sponge.” – (Julia Granowicz)

Just like it is common for us to have hormonal imbalances or vitamin/nutrient deficiencies, it is often the case that we have endocannabinoid deficiencies (or imbalances).
Fortunately, just like a simple vitamin/supplement regimen can correct hormonal or nutritional deficiencies, phytocannabinoid supplementation can correct an endocannabinoid imbalance & restore optimal function of your Endocannabinoid System.

“There were never so many able, active minds at work on the problems of disease as now, and all their discoveries are tending toward the simple truth that you can’t improve on nature.”

– Thomas Edison, 1902

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read more about the Endocannabinoid System here

All About Balance

Homeostasis is the ideal state of balance that your body is always striving towards. When this balance is achieved, all systems are working at high efficiency. Mental/physical/environmental stressors move us further away from homeostasis and tend to lock us down in a vicious cycle of inflammation, imbalance & forces us to live in fight-or-flight panic mode.

CBD works with the CB2 receptors of the Endocannabinoid System and are primarily concentrated in areas involved with the Parasympathetic Nervous System (the rest&digest system that allows you to stop focusing on simply surviving & start focusing on thriving).
CBD…

  • regulates anxiety/mood/stress response
  • relieves inflammation
  • improves immune function
  • boosts mental clarity.
  • is helpful for digestion and metabolism as it regulates blood sugar levels and has high receptor concentration in the gut and liver.

Make Your Body Work For You, Not Against You

Supplementing with CBD helps trigger your body’s natural endocannabinoid production by waking up latent receptor sites and increasing the sensitivity at those sites. This means that rather than building up a tolerance to CBD, you actually start to require a smaller dosage as you continue use!

CBD and other cannabinoid-based therapies have been used to treat:
– Anxiety/depression
– Epilepsy
– MS
– Fibromyalgia
– Chronic Pain
– Tumors/cancer
– Diabetes
– Sleep
– Appetite
– Focus/ADHD
– Symptoms of Autism

The amazing thing is that in discovering the fact that these all-too-common ailments can be treated by activating&balancing the Endocannabinoid System, it became apparent that it was possible to prevent these issues from cropping up in the first place by maintaining a healthy, well-functioning ECS.

Of course, if you are suffering from any serious medical conditions or are on other medications please consult with your doctor and do your research before starting any new supplement like CBD. I am not claiming that CBD will be the miracle that solves all your problems but taking control of a major (and often neglected) regulatory system on your body is a gigantic step in the right direction.

To learn more about how TONIC takes CBD’s balancing & restorative properties to the next level to help you #fixyourvibe click here
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