How does Cannabis/CBD affect the balance of our bodies creating Homeostasis?
Cannabis expert believe that we are just scratching the surface in unlocking the plant’s potential
How does Cannabis work on our bodies?
Humans have been using this incredible plant for more than 12,000 years, but science is just beginning to reveal its potential health benefits.
Paul Benhaim founder of Hemp Foods Australia Assciation, identified research during his speech at the Cannatech conference, which has emerged over the past two decades demonstrating that we all have something in our body called an endocannabinoid system.
This is our body’s way of processing and even creating its own cannabinoids — the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant.
Working alongside our circulatory, respiratory and digestive system, it is argued the endocannabinoid system can impact our appetite, pain modulation, digestion, reproduction, motor learning, stress, and memory.
“This has only been discovered in the past few decades and it’s incredibly important because it affects the balance and communication between our cells,” he said.
“It’s hardwired into our bodies because it’s the master of our balance system — called homeostasis.
The History of Cannabis
Marijuana was made illegal in 1937 after thousands of years of human use. Picture: Elixinol GlobalSource:Supplied
“This means that if any aspect of your health goes out due to stress your endocannabinoid system immediately responds by modifying your physiology in an attempt to restore homeostasis.
“It is one of the most important system in maintaining human health. It is literally bridge between your body and mind.”
Is Hemp cannabis?
People often confuse hemp and cannabis, but they are actually the same plant and parts of it such as hemp seeds — which contain almost none of the intoxicating, psychoactive property THC which makes weed smokers feel stoned — are immensely beneficial to human health. Good quality CBD oil in the UK is made from industrial hemp predominantly.
“It’s all actually one, plant, cannabis is one single plant and there are many different parts of the plant which you can use for many different uses,” he said.
“Taking out the water content, your brain is made up of 60 per cent fatty acids — omega 3 and omega 6 and realised hemp seed was a great source of that.”
Did you know that all living creature with a spine has an endocannabinoid system? Read on to find out more… or here are 10 things you may not know about the usage of hemp like the protein in hemp resembles the same protein found in our blood ….read on
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