How do Cannabinoids Help the Body?
Cannabinoids are more important to your body than you may understand. Not all cannabinoids produce psychoactive effects, many work silently in your body to help regulate major systems like the central nervous system. Knowing how cannabinoids help your body, from an overall standpoint, helps you determine which ones you need more of to feel better. Even if you’re a generally healthy person, cannabinoids can improve your overall wellness.
CB1 and CB2 Receptors
CB1 and CB2 receptors are important. CB1 receptors are mainly in the spinal cord and brain. CB2 receptors are strewn throughout the rest of your body.
If you have an issue with controlling your appetite, for example, introducing THCv into your body can help stop your urge to eat. It is a common misconception that cannabis makes you eat, that isn’t always the case. Several strains, whether they are CBD or THC strains contain larger amounts of THCv – so you won’t get the munchies. In hemp CBD products, THC is completely or almost completely absent, so you won’t experience extreme hunger from them either.
You Can Customize your Cannabinoid Intake
What many cannabis consumers don’t understand is that researching a product and its lineage can help you customize what cannabinoids you put in your body. Knowing what your body needs and which products will provide the cannabinoids you require helps improve your overall wellness.
Creating an Internal Balance
Your endocannabinoid system isn’t always able to regulate itself. Sometimes it needs some help. Your internal receptors naturally bind to endocannabinoids and cannabinoids introduced from outside sources. When there’s a disruption in the internal balance of your body, you may just feel like you’re continuously misfiring.
Your Command Center
The command center of your body is the brain. It tells the central and peripheral nervous system which signals to send. When a cannabinoid deficiency is present, it often sends the wrong signals or no signal at all. Cannabinoids can help improve your command center. In some cases, using CBD may help generate new brain cells or scrub away dead brain cells to allow better overall cognitive function.
We’ll get a little more into specific cannabinoids and their roles in your body another time. Before selecting a cannabis product to use, do a little digging. Find out what cannabinoids are present in the product to ensure that it will help fill the deficiency and balance your endocannabinoid system. As mentioned before, you don’t have to feel sick or unhealthy to have a cannabinoid deficiency.