The endocannabinoid system is a complex system running throughout the central and peripheral nervous system that helps signal cells to function properly. Cannabinoids are produced naturally in the body and bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors signaling cells to take action and function properly, resulting in the production of proteins or hormones that help regulate normal body function.
The endocannabinoid system has a direct link to and impact on the endocrine system, which is the control center for hormone production. The endocrine system is a chemical messenger system and comprised of glands that release hormones to help regulate organs, emotions, growth, development, sleep, reproduction, and many other important functions in the body.
Harmful chemicals found in our everyday environment from plastic bottles, metal food cans, fire retardants, pesticides, toys, and even cosmetics can disrupt the endocrine system. These are called endocrine disrupters which disrupts the normal function of the endocrine system in turn decreasing good hormones and natural cannabinoids. This causes disruption in the body causing adverse affects that lead to sickness and disease.
Areas the Endocannabinoid & Endocrine System help regulate:
• appetite and digestion
• chronic pain
• inflammation and other immune system responses
• learning and memory
• motor control
• cardiovascular system function
• muscle formation
• bone remodeling and growth
• liver function
• reproductive system function
• skin and nerve function
Adding Cannabinoids to Your Diet
Adding cannabinoids to your diet brings much needed nutrition to one of the most important systems in your body. These cannabinoids bond to receptors and trigger your cells and body to take action and start produced the proteins and hormones your body needs to regulate itself and keep everything in balance. When your body is regulated and in balance, it is a fierce fighting machine against sickness and disease.