It has been about two years since the world was turned on its head and a sense of normalcy was thrown out the window. The pandemic has presented us with challenging questions and it has also forced us to reconsider the meaning of the word “wellness” and how it plays a role in our daily lives. The term wellness is no longer limited to physical fitness alone, but now incorporates immune health, mental health, and how we treat everyday stress and anxiety.
Over the past year, many people have told us they’ve turned to CBD for help as it relates to immune health, stress, worry and anxiety. And rightfully so: the benefits of CBD can help relieve all of the above gently and effectively. So how can it help you in 2022, let’s take a closer look.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of more than 100 naturally occurring phytocannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. It is also one of the most abundant and heavily researched cannabinoids and does not produce any intoxicating effects. CBD is typically derived from hemp, which is a species of Cannabis that yields high CBD and low THC (the cannabinoid that induces an intoxicating effect). CBD provides an abundance of health-enhancing benefits without the high.
HOW DOES CBD WORK WITH YOUR BODY?
We have a vast network of cell receptors throughout our body and brain that help regulate everything from appetite and pain to memory and mood. It’s called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and it plays a key modulating role in our bodies—to help us reach and maintain homeostasis or balance. Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids to support this system, but like any nutrient, we can become deficient in endocannabinoids, which results in an imbalance of our ECS. Because CBD is a cannabinoid, it synergistically interacts and stimulates our ECS to help bring our bodies back to homeostasis.