In today’s environment, an emotion is one of the main reasons we get physically sick. Stress is on the loose and our physical bodies take the toll. Our immune cells, monocytes, have tiny molecules on their surface called neuroreceptors that are a perfect fit for neuropeptides. All of the monocytes have these receptors sites. The brain produces the neuropeptides, which are chains of amino acids, and conducts them along the nervous cells throughout the body. They are like the keys that fit into the molecular locks of every cell of the body. The brain talks to the immune cells all over the body, and in turn, the immune system cells communicate back to the brain, using these messengers called neuropeptides. If your brain interprets physical perceptions as anger, fear, or depression, every immune cell of your body knows that interpretation very quickly. Stress reactions trigger more than fourteen hundred known physical and chemical stress reactions and activates more than thirty different hormones and neurotransmitters. And entire system of physical responses insoles primarily the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine which play a dramatic effect on the sympathetic nervous system during periods of intense stress (fight or flight). In order to avoid these chain reactions we need balance/homeostasis.
CBD works with the endocannabinoid system works to maintain homeostasis by using cannabinoid receptors to monitor reactions in the body. When a discrepancy is detected, cannabinoids are synthesized to interact with receptors. Then they stimulate a chemical response to address the issue. Studies show the endocannabinoid system is involved in managing pain, inflammation, immune response, appetite, metabolism, memory, mood and emotion, and much more. The growing body of research on the endocannabinoid system suggests that the endocannabinoid system switches into gear when it senses certain imbalances in the body, and then switches back off once order has been restored to the system. Keep the balance and CBD!