Unlocking The Potential: How CBD Edibles Support The Endocannabinoid System
Among the many and varied cannabidiol (CBD) products available on the market today, CBD edibles have emerged as a particularly popular form for their convenience and potential as a versatile therapeutic aid.
One area that’s especially exciting is how CBD edibles may support the human body’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS – one of the most important bodily processes that keeps us healthy and well.
Role Of The Endocannabinoid System In Maintaining Balance
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system that all of us have, regardless of whether we use cannabis or not. The ECS is a complex network of three key components – receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes – that work together to regulate various physiological processes every single day.
- Endocannabinoid receptors: There are two main types of ECS receptors in our bodies: CB1 receptors, primarily found in the central nervous system (our brain and spinal cord); and CB2 receptors, primarily found in the peripheral nervous system and immune cells.
- Endocannabinoids: Naturally occurring compounds produced by our bodies that bind to the ECS receptors. The two primary endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).
- Enzymes: Enzymes break down endocannabinoids once they’ve carried out their function. FAAH (fatty acid amide hydrolase) is the enzyme responsible for breaking down anandamide, while MAGL (monoacylglycerol lipase) breaks down 2-AG.
The ECS helps to regulate a wide range of processes in our body, including pain perception, mood, immune response, appetite, memory, sleep, reproduction and fertility. When the ECS is functioning optimally, it helps keep the body in balance. Think of it as a system that rapidly responds to changes in the level of activity in our bodies: if something is happening too much or too little, the job of the ECS is to help our body adapt and return to “balance”.
However, various factors such as stress, illness or injury can disrupt this balance. This is where CBD edibles may come into play.
Popularity Of CBD Edibles And Their Ease Of Use
One of the reasons that CBD edibles are so popular is their ease of use. Unlike other CBD products like oils, tinctures or topicals, CBD edibles are pre-measured and convenient to consume on the go. They come in various forms, including gummies, chocolates, honey, tea and more, making it an easy way to incorporate CBD into daily routines.
CBD edibles also offer a discreet and tasty way to consume CBD.
How CBD Edibles Work
CBD edibles deliver CBD into the body through the digestive system and into the bloodstream, just like with other vitamins and nutrients in the food we eat. When consumed, the CBD is metabolised in the liver, where it’s converted into a form that can interact with the ECS and potentially influence the ECS receptors to better respond to changes to our body’s balance.
The time needed for CBD edibles to take effect varies person to person, but generally ranges from 30 minutes to a few hours. This process takes longer to produce effects compared to sublingual (under the tongue) methods like oils, as CBD in edibles must pass through the digestive system and liver first. However, the effects tend to last longer compared to other consumption methods.
Benefits Of CBD Edibles For The Endocannabinoid System
CBD edibles may offer numerous benefits for the ECS and overall wellness:
- Long-lasting effects: The slow release of CBD from edibles provides long-lasting relief, making them ideal for helping manage chronic conditions or maintain balance throughout the day.
- Precise dosage: Each edible typically contains a pre-measured dose of CBD, which makes it easy to control your intake and find the right dosage for you.
- Balancing the ECS: By interacting with ECS receptors, CBD edibles may help support the body’s natural ability to maintain balance and regulate various functions.
- Reduced discomfort: CBD edibles may be particularly effective in managing discomfort, such as pain and inflammation, due to their extended release.
- Improved sleep: Some users have reported improved sleep quality and better management of sleep disorders with the help of CBD edibles.
Safety And Dosage Considerations
When it comes to CBD edibles, safety and dosage considerations are essential.
CBD is generally well-tolerated, but everybody’s body responds differently. Also remember our bodies may take longer to absorb CBD edibles than other forms of CBD, so the body’s response can be more gradual.
We always recommend starting with a low dosage. Always read the product label to determine the CBD content per serving, and be patient and see how your body responds before consuming more or before gradually increasing the dose to achieve the desired effects.
Down To Earth offers a variety of CBD edibles, such as our tasty and soothing CBeeD Honey (from Byron Bay bees); fruity and 100% vegan, THC/gluten/lactose-free OG Kush Gummies; and full-spectrum Entourage Gummies, which include trace amounts of THC to maximise the benefits of the Entourage Effect. Each of these products provides clear information about the CBD content, ensuring you can accurately control your dosage.
It’s also crucial to consult with a healthcare professional before adding CBD edibles to your wellness routine, especially if you’re currently taking medications or have underlying health conditions.
How CBD Edibles Can Be Integrated Into Daily Wellness Routines
Integrating CBD edibles into your daily wellness routine is easy and offers a consistent way to help support your ECS.
- Choose the right product: Select a CBD edible aligned with your wellness goals and preferences.
- Determine the right dosage: Start with a low dosage. Monitor your body’s response before gradually increasing the dosage until you find the desired level and effects.
- Establish a consistent schedule: Many people find it helps to consume CBD edibles at the same time each day.
- Keep a wellness journal:Track your experiences and any changes in your symptoms or overall wellbeing. This helps you fine-tune your dosage and routine.
So what’re you waiting for? Feel the benefits of CBD by ordering from Down To Earth today!