Emma O’Neil of #Organics explains the science behind CBD and talks about her own healing experience
The endocannabinoid system was discovered less than 30 years ago and is one of the body’s major organ systems – responsible for regulating the body and maintaining homeostasis, or internal stability. Essentially, it’s the body’s internal balancing mechanism.
The endocannabinoid system is not an isolated structural system like the circulatory or nervous systems. It’s more dispersed, with receptor sites throughout the body and on every major organ – a bit like docking stations for cannabinoids (e.g. CBD).
With receptors throughout the body, it helps to regulate appetite, metabolism, immunity, inflammation, mental health, sleep, pain sensitivity, memory and more.
CBD itself doesn’t trigger receptors in the endocannabinoid system, as other cannabinoids do, but it modifies the receptors to enhance the way they bind to other cannabinoids.
It also helps to boost the levels of cannabinoids in the endocannabinoid system by helping the receptors absorb more of the body’s own natural cannabinoids which, in turn, helps the endocannabinoid system promote a state of balance.
Although #Organics can’t make any medical claims about the benefits of CBD, which is currently classed in the UK as a food supplement, I can vouch for its benefits.
My personal battle with an eating disorder left me with osteoporosis of the hip, as well as osteopenia in the spine, which led to chronic pain in both areas. I also suffer from knee pain.
But by topping up my body with hemp-based cannabinoids (CBD oil), I really feel the benefits, which I believe are linked to regulating the processes of the endocannabinoid system.
CBD is now a fundamental part of my daily routine. I believe taking it daily helps me function better physically without the previous constant, nagging pain.
I’ve also noticed a new calm which has replaced the anxiety I’ve struggled to cope with for more than 15 years. My ability to deal with stress has massively improved too.
#Organics is developing a new product aimed at the female market – partly because many of the CB1 and CB2 receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system are found in the female reproductive organs.
Stimulation of the endocannabinoid system has been linked to improving PMS, fertility, menopause, hormone balance, and skin conditions. It’s a natural fit.
All #Organics products are 100% organic, non-GMO, ethically sourced, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They are 100% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)-free, meaning they are safe and legal to use in the UK and won’t get you high.
In January 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from their list of banned substances. So, no matter what you do, whether you’re an athlete or an accountant, #Organics products won’t show up on a drugs test or negatively affect your job.
Find out more at hashtagorganics.co.uk