CBD oil is amazing, but how do you explain it to friends and family?
At CBD American Shaman Las Vegas, we are grateful to be learning and sharing the exciting breakthroughs and potentially life-changing benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) oil.
But it can be a challenge to stay on top of the latest CBD news and information and to translate that information to people you know and could benefit from CBD oil.
Sharing the Benefits of CBD Oil
To get the word out about the benefits of CBD in Las Vegas, and beyond, we need everyone’s help.
It’s important to be able to communicate with your friends and family in simple terms, because CBD is really helping improve the quality of life for people of all ages and even our cherished pets!
With that in mind, here are some ways you can describe CBD and the Endocannabinoid System without running to the nearest medical text books.
Neurotransmitters and Cannabinoids
A simple way to describe how the Endocannabinoid System works is as a communications system in your body.
Your nerves send information from one nerve to the next. If you touch a hot stove, that information travels one nerve at a time to your brain. When your brain realizes “ouch hot”, it sends a signal back down your arm to move your hand.
Your nerves use all sorts of signals to perform most all body functions. This doesn’t just include voluntary motion like moving your hand. It also includes breathing, digestion, appetite, mood, restfulness, and a host of other conditions.
This clearly gets complicated. In order to regulate such complex systems, nerves need more than just a binary (on/off) signal. To accommodate that complexity, nerves use what are called neurotransmitters.
Neurotransmitters are a vast collection of chemicals that will cause nerves to fire or not to fire depending on the amount of that chemical present. A number of things can happen if we don’t have the right balance of neurotransmitters.
It’s widely theorized that a person suffering the effects of an anxiety attack has a neurotransmitter (serotonin) imbalance, continuously telling the brain “things are on fire”.
A person who is taking CBD may have an improved ability to stimulate serotonin receptors, which can help restore mood function and calm. Neurotransmitters act in thousands of different ways in the body – whether directly, in concert with one another, or by regulating downstream production of various hormones.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a master regulatory system that monitors and regulates (balances) all the major systems in the body, including the brain and nervous system, immune system and hormonal system.
The ECS seems to play a senior regulatory role with other neurotransmitter systems, hormone release, and a cadre of higher order function like: sleep, appetite, mood, immunity, locomotion, reward gratification and more.
The ECS is one of the oldest neurotransmission systems, found in animals as old as 600 million years. As you might guess, it plays a very primitive role in our bodies’ regulation.
One prevailing hypothesis for CBD’s wide range of beneficial effect is precisely this regulatory aspect. In short, cannabinoids can help put your body back into stasis (balance).
The easiest way to explain the potential benefits of CBD oil is that it can help to restore balance and reduce stress in the mind and body.
Nearly every long-term health problem, including chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, PTSD, sleep problems, skin problems, and many more; is caused or made worse by a mind and body that is out of balance and under excessive stress.
The stress of modern life can be overwhelming, so it’s nice to know there is a natural way to potentially help relieve the stress and health challenges that so many of us face.
Please share the benefits of CBD oil with your friends and family and let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help. So please stop by and visit with us at our local CBD store in Las Vegas, located in the Rock Springs Plaza, just west off the 95 freeway on Lake Mead Blvd.
Further Reading and Details
This is typically where we end our introduction to CBD and endocannabinoids. There are clearly many more relevant details about the Endocannabinoid System.
If you are curious about CBD and any particular health condition, we always recommend PubMed as a search resource – simply type “CBD” or “cannabidiol” and whichever condition you’d like to learn more about.