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Maintaining the Body’s Balance with CBD

Jan 31, 2021 09:14AM ● By Tim Gunther

Becoming informed on how the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) affects homeostasis can help remove obstacles to your overall health and wellness. Homeostasis is the concept that biological systems are actively regulated to maintain conditions within a narrow range of operation. Maintaining body temperature is an example of homeostasis. The human body does not function normally in conditions where the temperature is either too hot or too cold; conditions need to be right for cells to maintain optimum performance. The ECS is our universal regulator, it plays a critical role in maintaining the homeostasis of the human body. Cannabinoid receptors (CB1 in the central nervous system and CB2 in the peripheral nervous system) help to regulate immunity, mood, appetite, sleep, memory, digestion and inflammation.

The body’s ability to maintain internal balance (homeostasis) when confronted with external stress allows it to function optimally. Providing the ECS the support it needs can be significant in helping the body maintain balance. The body naturally produces a compound (endocannabinoids) similar to CBD. Supplementing the body’s natural reserves may help the ECS to function optimally.

Extensive scientific research (much of it sponsored by the U.S. government) and mounting anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians, highlight CBD's potential as a treatment for a wide range of ailments. Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis); neurological conditions (Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington's chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury); metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity); neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism); gut disorders (colitis, Crohn's); cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia); and skin conditions (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis) are among the ailments reported to benefit from CBD.

The hemp plant has over 400 compounds and cannabinoids. Roughly 120 cannabinoids are known with CBD being one of the most popular. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred "phytocannabinoids" unique to hemp and cannabis and has a robust therapeutic profile.

Florida Hemp Collective is a veteran-owned and operated business. They offer CBD products to help customers have a better quality of life. 203 North 2nd Street, Ft. Pierce. 772-448-8453.