Lack of sleep is associated with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Not getting enough sleep is also associated with increased inflammation and reduced immunity, which can profoundly and negatively impact health on many levels.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) can regulate the proper function of a wide range of bodily processes, including sleep. When dealing with sleep issues, supporting the ECS may be a key strategy.
The American Psychological Association (APA) identifies symptoms of stress as headaches, upset stomach, chest pains/rapid heartbeat, sleep issues, fatigue, loss of appetite, increased frequency of colds, dry mouth, irritability, anxiety, and memory problems. According to the APA Stress in America report, 78 percent of adults surveyed said they have experienced at least one symptom of stress within the past year.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) can support homeostasis, our body’s optimal levels of health and maintenance, and that includes managing the stress response. When you support your ECS, you support your body’s ability to handle stress and all the symptoms that come with it.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a sophisticated collaboration of cells and physiological processes in the human body that help establish and maintain optimal health. It’s not surprising that this same complex system is intricately involved in balancing neurotransmitters that influence pain and inflammation.
The human brain is incredibly complex. While scientists are still uncovering key facts about brain function, we now know that there are about 100 billion cells in the human brain. These cells, called neurons, fire about 200 times per second.
Your brain and your spine make up your central nervous system, which in turn, can be influenced by the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and its receptors. Supporting your ECS early can be a great step towards protecting and preserving your brain health.
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to be consistently in a good mood. Whether it’s work demands, congested traffic or any number of numerous other pressures, our nerves can become frayed to the point where it’s difficult to feel happy. That’s a problem on multiple levels because numerous studies have shown that people who feel happy, with less depression and anxiety, are also healthier.
The good news is that one of the ways you can elevate your mood naturally is with the help of your endocannabinoid system (ECS). A healthy endocannabinoid system is better able to balance the neurotransmitters that influence mood and brain function.