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The Balance & Imbalance Of Your Endocannabinoid System

Do you know how important the balance of your endocannabinoid system is to your everyday wellbeing? This system doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves. It plays a vital role in human physiology, regulating many of the core functions in your body, promoting homeostasis, and keeping everything working at an optimal level.

In this article, we are going to be taking a look at how you can balance and imbalance your endocannabinoid system. For those that are not yet familiar with the endocannabinoid system, we are going to take a back-to-basics approach, giving you insight into exactly what this system is, how it works, and why it’s important to your overall wellbeing.

At Purity Hemp Company, we are committed to helping CBD consumers learn more about how the cannabis-derived chemical compound interacts with the human body to offer various therapeutic benefits. The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in helping CBD to present these effects by interacting with cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body.

We will be focusing on the following questions about the balance and imbalance of your endocannabinoid system in this article:

Now, before we start discussing how you could potentially balance and imbalance your endocannabinoid system, let’s look at exactly what the endocannabinoid system is and why it’s important to your overall wellbeing.

The endocannabinoid system, which is often abbreviated as the “ECS”, is a complex cell-signalling system that is located throughout the body, with the sole purpose of promoting homeostasis and creating a balance between all of your core functions. The ECS works to create an equilibrium, ensuring that everything is working in harmony to protect your body.

All vertebrate animals, including humans, have an endocannabinoid system. Although, it’s true that some individuals have stronger systems than others. Endocannabinoid deficiency is something that we will be talking about later in this article. The ECS is made up of neurotransmitters, enzymes, and receptors.

We currently know there are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the human body, CB1 and CB2 receptors. Some scientists believe that there could potentially be a third type of receptor, but that’s a discussion for another day. Cannabinoids (the signalling molecules) interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors triggering homeostasis throughout the body. CB1 receptors are present in the central nervous system whilst CB2 receptors are found in the peripheral nervous system.

Endocannabinoid system, image courtesy of Harvard Health Publishing (2021).

The human body can naturally produce its own cannabinoids and these are known as endocannabinoids, with “endo” stemming from the word “endogenous”. We can also consume plant-based cannabinoids, known as exogenous cannabinoids, to stimulate the ECS. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the most popular exogenous cannabinoids in the wellness marketplace.

Consuming exogenous cannabinoids can help to strengthen the endocannabinoid system, improving its ability to promote homeostasis in the body. Some endogenous cannabis can only bind to certain receptors. CBD bind to neither CB1 nor CB2 receptors. Instead, it has the unique capability of influencing the ECS in a way that scientists are still trying to understand.

If you’re looking to balance your endocannabinoid system and help it to perform, you can take CBD food supplements, such as oils or tinctures. CBD can offer a sense of calm and overall wellbeing as it interacts with the endocannabinoid system and it gives it a greater ability to promote cascades of homeostasis in the body.

If you believe that you might have a weak immune system, you should always consult a medical professional, such as your local GP or pharmacist, to discuss the most appropriate course of care. We cannot claim that CBD supports the immune system but anecdotal evidence has shown that many people have experienced an improved sense of inner balance after consuming CBD products and allowing the compound to build up in their system.

Exercise can also be an effective way to boost your endocannabinoid system, as well as reducing your alcohol consumption. You should also try to reduce the amount of stress that you have to deal with in your daily life. This can help cannabinoid receptors in the body to grow and repair. The more cannabinoid receptors you have, the more efficient the ECS is.

It was recently found that endocannabinoid deficiency can result in the development of several conditions. This research is heavily linked to the theory of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD), which suggests that low amounts of cannabinoids in the body can have a profoundly negative impact on your body’s ability to fight disease and infection. More research is still needed to solidify these claims.

If you are not getting enough exercise, suffering from a significant amount of stress, or drink an excessive amount of alcohol, you could be putting yourself at risk of weakening your endocannabinoid system which could eventually lead to a deficiency. 

We hope that this article has helped you to understand more about the endocannabinoid system and the role it plays in the human body. You should now also have a clear understanding of how you can improve the balance of the ECS through simple lifestyle changes. If you have any questions about the health of your ECS, you should always consult a medical professional, such as your local GP or pharmacist.

Need additional help? Take our CBD Quiz for product recommendations in minutes, or read our full guides on How to Choose the Right CBD Product and The Different Types of CBD.

We are Purity Hemp, the UK’s #1 Online CBD provider. Backed by science, and built on the principles of traceability, transparency & trust, we are dedicated to improving the health & wellness of people around the world. We are proud to be one of the only companies to guarantee full traceability from seed to shelf with our premium range of CBD products, tested by third-party, independent quality control analysts.

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