By now you’ve probably heard about the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD). Commonly found in enclosed cases at your favorite supplement shop, or increasingly in food and beverages, CBD salves, tinctures and oils have reached the mainstream consciousness. While the substance has a long history of use dating back to 2700 BC, its recent resurgence has occurred in conjunction with the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis in many American states.
Unlike the plant that it comes from, however, CBD contains no THC, which is the psychoactive chemical that people associate with a “high” one gets from consuming cannabis products. It is one of 100 cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. For the purposes of this article, we are only focused on CBD and how it affects the human body, namely our endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is a complex network of neurotransmitters that touches every system, affecting a wide variety of physiological processes. Discovery of cannabinoid receptors began in 1988, and researchers have since concluded that our bodies were created to interact with cannabinoids. Using CBD helps to maintain a state of balance in the body, supporting your body by helping to regulate body systems.
Disruption to the ECS adversely affects our health. According to scientists at the United States National Institutes of Health, recent clinical studies have shown that “modulating ECS activity holds therapeutic promise for a broad range of diseases, including neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and inflammatory disorders, obesity/metabolic syndrome, cachexia, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, tissue injury and pain, among others.” This list of 630 scientific research articles further supports that premise.
Combing through the research, we can see that many of the typically associated “MTHFR-ailments” have proven responsive to CBD. If you are struggling with symptoms, it may be worth a try to see if CBD helps you.
There are many different types of products on the market, but as we know, all natural products are not created equally. I’ve recently been introduced to Joy Organics, and am really impressed by their clean process. When sourcing CBD, it’s important to look for a few things:
- Farming quality standards
- Diversity of cannabanoids present
- Assurance that no THC is present
You may learn about the Joy Organics proprietary process here.
One of Joy’s greatest advantages over other CBD products is the presence of terpenes. They are abundant in cannabis and you are probably already familiar with them from aromatherapy. Combine them cannabinoids and you get what’s called the “entourage effect,” which produces richer effects than CBD alone.
If you’d like to give CBD a try, Joy Organics has an exciting 25% off sale (+ FREE SHIPPING) going on through Memorial Day Weekend*. Just click the image below to head over there and use coupon code SUMMER at checkout. And if you purchase outside of the sale window, you can always use our special group code to get 15% off your order: MTHFR15
*The amazing 25% off deal ends Monday May 27, 2019.
Have you tried CBD? Let us know how it worked out for you in the comments.