All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which naturally produces cannabinoids, but it doesn’t always produce enough. The ECS helps maintain the central and peripheral nervous systems, which regulate many major systems in the body. Discussed here is how cannabinoids help different functions in the body.
Immune System Support
A compromised immune system can attack itself, not function properly or make a person vulnerable to illness. It needs cannabinoids to help stabilize, strengthen and regulate itself. When the ECS doesn’t produce enough cannabinoids, introducing them via marijuana helps give the body the cannabinoids it’s lacking.
Inflammation causes pain and is often associated with autoimmune diseases. Cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) help reduce inflammation throughout the body. Take arthritis, for instance, where inflammation in the joints reduces mobility and induces pain. Using marijuana, or even just CBD alone, helps reduce inflammation to return mobility and reduce pain.
Mood is controlled by the central nervous system. Emotions are also controlled by the central nervous system. Emotions often determine a person’s mood. Cannabinoids help stimulate the central nervous system to calm aggravation in brain transmissions, where signals are often sent when they shouldn’t be. For ailments such as depression, anxiety and PTSD, mood swings are common. Introducing cannabinoids into the body helps calm mood and balance emotions.
Cannabinoids such as cannabinol (CBN) help relax the body and mind to induce sleep and improve the quality of sleep. And medical marijuana products that are CBD-based, such as sleep tinctures, are specifically formulated with naturally sourced plant terpenes to reduce the volatility of sleep cycles and improve the quality of sleep. Getting a better night’s sleep helps the brain stay sharp and focused while helping to reduce stress.
Central and Peripheral Nervous System Support
These two systems are very important to human bodily function. These systems control nerve response, brain signaling, the immune system, mood, emotion and several other functions. Cannabinoids are needed in these systems to help support and regulate deficiencies when the ECS cannot produce enough natural cannabinoids itself. The increased support may also help prevent or reduce further damage to nerves, brain cells and other necessary functions in the body.
Cannabinoids are very important to the body. Using THC-containing medical marijuana products isn’t necessary to receive cannabinoids, but without whole plant medicine (full spectrum), some cannabinoids may still be deficient. Although, those wanting the benefits of cannabinoids without the psychoactive effects of THC can find ample benefit in using CBD-only products.