6 Essential Pillars of Well-being

6 Essential Pillars of Well-being

April 22, 2020

ARE WE IGNORING OUR ESSENTIAL PILLARS, THE COMPONENTS TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL HEALTH?

 

It's easy to over look the importance of proper hydration, nutrition, physical activity, sleep and meditation. But we know these five factors work in concert towards perfect balance and our overall sense of physical and mental well-being. There is however another pillar we believe is essential. It works with a specific system in our bodies that is just as important and almost entirely overlooked...

 

 

THE FORGOTTEN PILLAR - ECS

 

Did you know the human body has a system designed to receive medicinal compounds from the hemp plant. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) exists in all vertebrate species and when we introduce phtuo-cannabinoids such as hemp-derived CBD to our bodies, the CB1 and CB2 receptors within the ECS can 'unlock' resulting in therapeutic effects throughout the body and mind. 

 

THE PURSUIT OF PERFECT BALANCE

 

When you consider that your body was designed with an ECS and naturally produces endocannabinoids, it becomes clear that true well-being may require attention to areas we were never taught about.
Here are a few keywords to remember when considering solutions for the endocannabinoid system.

 

ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)

 

Biological system composed of endocannabinoids, receptors, and neurotransmitters. Its function is to help being homeostasis to our bodies. 

 

CANNABINOIDS

 

A group of naturally occurring compounds found specifically in the hemp and cannabis plant, with over 100 kinds currently identified (CBD & THC most commonly known). Each contributes to varying effects, in preliminary studies, most of these compounds have been shown to carry highly anti-inflammatory properties. 

 

TERPENES

 

Naturally occurring compounds found in hemp and cannabis as well as many other plants, fruits and herbs. Terpenes contribute to the smell and taste, while also assisting with the targeting of effects. Some examples include limonene (found in citrus), linalool (from lavender) and pinene (from trees). Terpenes have also shown to have uplifting, sedative or even anti-bacterial properties including many other potential benefits. 

 

 




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