By Hiram O.
I have read several books on CBD and how it works and here are the simplest explanations I can come up with. With the simplest explanation being CBD enhances the body’s ability at the cellular level to achieve balance and homeostasis.
CBD works throughout a recently discovered system that exists within all mammal bodies called the Endocannabinoid System. We as mammals actually produce our own endogenous cannabinoid compounds just like the cannabinoid compounds found in hemp products that working in your endocannabinoid system. This system is primarily responsible for regulating an extensive network of neurons, neural pathways, receptors, cells, molecules and enzymes that exist within our bodies to maintain homeostasis; a balanced internal environment despite what is going on in the outside environment. Ok, that was a little complicated.
To simplify a bit, what I have discovered is that CBD oil makes it easier for the body to regulate and create balance within a variety of functions that may be overactivated. The homeostasis, or the balance the cells in our endocannabinoid system are trying to achieve will sometimes get out of whack. CBD, in simple terms, allows the systems that are out of balance, or are overreacting to things like pain, inflammation, anxiety, ect. to come back more into balance with ease. Providing our bodies additional cannabinoid in the accessible form found in CBD, enhances our bodies ability to balance itself at the cellular level. We are simply enhancing nature, naturally, using one of the gifts in the form of CBD to help our bodies maintain better balance and feel healthier.
When we are young our bodies are in great shape and our endocannabinoid system is generally working in perfect harmony with the other systems within our body. In our youth, we don’t generally have the stress, the poor eating habits, poor overall health habits, or the other environmental impacts that will inevitably, over time reduce our bodies ability to maintain the balance (homeostasis) our bodies need to fight the outside environment. Our bodies may overreact to external and internal stimulus creating anxiety, stress, inflammation and generally a feeling of malaise, that we as younger people were never really affected by. This is not to say that both young and old are not negatively affected by our body’s overreaction to both internal and external stimulus, obviously some maladies attack regardless of age. What CBD Oil seems to do is act to help our cells more easily reach a state of homeostasis removing the need for overreaction in any bodily function.
To quote Dr. David B. Allen regarding the endocannabinoid system:
“The discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the single most important scientific medical discovery since the recognition of sterile surgical technique. As our knowledge expands, we are coming to realize that the ECS is a master control system of virtually all physiology.”
In the simplest terms, CBD oil acts to add additional cannabinoids to our system to help us in the internal balancing of our cells.