What is this Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and How do we manage our ECS wellness?​

Our ECS is a major signaling network between the brain, the nervous system, and our peripheral organs. 

Keeping the ECS balanced, which our products promote, is key to living healthy! 

 

The ECS is a homeostatic regulator of neurotransmitter activity and almost every other physiological system in the body.  

In simplest terms, our ECS is comprised of these 10 organs: Brain, Bowels, Heart, Kidneys, Skin, Liver, Stomach, Lungs, Eyes, Bones/Teeth  - the first Diagram below is a vague representation of the human body's internal (endo) web connecting endocannabinoid systems receptors (CB1 and CB2) throughout brain and body.   

All these receptors require nutrients to maintain  balance, or homeostasis, of the physiological processes found in the brain and body.CB1 and CB2 receptors monitor, heal, and balance these ECS physiological processes:  Memory, Insulin, Energy metabolism, Mood, Fat metabolism, Pain Sensation, Appetite, Inflammation​.

In the past two decades, research discovered many plant foods and herbs directly and indirectly modulate the ECS. 

*Beyond Cannabis: Plants and the endocannabinoid System  http://dx.doi.org.10.1016/j.tips.2016.04.005

ECS human diagram

ECS is a homeostatic regulator of neurotransmitter activity and almost every other physiological system in the body. 10 parts: immune, digestive & reproductive systems, skins, bones, liver, kidney, brain, eyes, skin.

Daily Exercise Best & Fastest

Exercise is the fastest way to stimulate and support your endocannabinoid system. Exercise significantly upregulates our CB1 receptors while enhancing the CB1's receptor sensitivity. This protects against stress, increases levels of anandamide and activates cannabinoid signaling.

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Teas contain a terpene called catechin, which is a powerful antioxidant compound that has anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. In our teas, catechins target and bind to cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system.  Green tea possesses a superior catechins, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

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Female and male sex hormones (testosterone, estradiol, progesterone) also stimulate and support the endocannabinoid system. Both testosterone and estradiol have been shown to upregulate CB1 receptors. Estradiol also increases the synthesis and release of the endocannabinoids (anandamide), which activates CB1 receptors.

Meditating

Neurofeedback, meditation, massage, acupuncture, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), emotional freedom techniques (EFT), heart-rate variability (HRV) training are great for Emotional Stress Reduction. Reduce stress by including zinc, magnesium, ashwagandha and phosphatidylserine into your diet.

Herbs & Spices

Herbs and Spices contain terpenes in many forms, either as vitamins, flavonoids, polyphenols, etc. There are hundreds of terpenes. See our Terpene Science Page for additional information.

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate is rich in multiple antioxidants, such as anandamide, flavonols, and polyphenols, reducing oxidative stress and cortisol.  Cortisol plays a major role in managing stress and one's mood.

A Little Cold Exposure

Cold Exposure has been shown to increase endocannabinoid levels. Researchers have also found that cold exposure significantly increases the density of CB1 neurons. Try finishing your next shower with at least 30 seconds of cold water or place those weary warm souls in a bucket of cold water.

Flavonoid Rich Foods & Wine

Flavonoids are a diverse group of plant compounds found in almost all fruits and vegetables. Chocolate, tea, wine, and some beans, herbs, spices, nuts and seeds also contain them. Overall, the more colorful a food is, the richer it is in flavonoids. Flavonoids inhibit fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), which is the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of the endocannabinoids (anandamide).​

Reflexology Therapy

Osteopathy is a healing modality that emphasizes the treatment of disease by manipulating and massaging the bones, joints, and muscles. Endocannabinoid levels increased by 168%, on average after osteopathic treatment.

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Diindolylmethane (DIM) is an anti-carcinogenic compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage and kale. Studies show that DIM reduces inflammation because it binds to CB2 receptors.​

Black Truffle Tuber

Black Truffle Tuber melanosporum is an edible mushroom containing anandamide. which is an important neurotransmitter.

Fresh Coffee Beans

Coffee is another way to stimulate and support your endocannabinoid system. Researchers believe that the cannabinoid system is involved in the psychoactive properties of caffeine. Ideally, try to consume the whole coffee fruit, instead of just the coffee bean or pure caffeine.

Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Hemp Seed Oil & Virgin Olive Oil have strong anti-inflammatory effects upregulating CB1 receptors. Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats our body cannot produce but are necessary for normal electrical functioning of brain and nervous system. Research shows these oils increase the synthesis of endocannabinoids and upregulate both CB1 and CB2 receptors, and that there is a connection between low omega-3 fatty acid intake, poor endocannabinoid function and mood changes.

"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."  Voltaire

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food"Hippocrates, 440 BC

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