No matter how convenient it would be, we all know going to the gym and eating a salad for one day isn’t enough to really get our bodies in shape. It’s time we start to think about using CBD to support our health and wellness the same way! Much like getting in shape, using CBD is a long-play game, and the results of it compound over time. Consistent supplementation of CBD maximizes its natural balancing properties by supporting the health of one very important bodily system, the endocannabinoid system (ECS for short).
Think of the ECS as the body's primary regulatory system. Naturally, the body aims to be in a state of homeostasis, or balance between all internal systems. The ECS's job is to make sure the body has the necessary tools to regulate critical processes such as proper sleep/wake cycles, an active, but not overly active, immune response, maintenance of inflammation, and so much more.
Once you squeeze a dropper of our full spectrum tinctures under your tongue, CBD instantly starts making its way to your body's ECS. More specifically, it starts working its way to receptors known as cannabinoid receptors that are located all throughout the body. These receptors are the most essential part of your ECS.
The reason the body has these cannabinoid receptors in the first place is actually that the body naturally produces cannabinoids of its own. These are called endogenous cannabinoids, and they're very similar to the types of cannabinoids that you get from a CBD product. Cannabinoids that come from a CBD product known as exogenous cannabinoids.
It’s important to remember that our bodies naturally produce these endogenous cannabinoids to interact with the receptors of our ECS as a way to keep our bodies in a state of complete internal balance. Things like stress can easily throw that internal balance off-center, but it also diminishes the number of endogenous cannabinoids, our body is able to produce. This is just one reason why it's so important to make sure we're consistently nurturing our ECS with an external source of cannabinoids, like the exogenous ones that come from a CBD product.
Through consistent use, you can even stimulate an increase in cannabinoid receptors. With more cannabinoid receptors, the ECS becomes more active and more sensitive to stimulation by cannabinoids. If you just started using CBD or have been using it inconsistently, you may not feel the effects you’d expect to, but that’s totally normal! Our recommendation is simple; Just stick with it! Our products are most effective when used daily as directed.
Forming habits are easier said than done, especially when it comes to adding a new product to your health routine. If this resonates with you, we recommend trying out habit stacking. This is a simple way of building new habits by taking advantage of your old ones.
Habit stacking in action:
After a month of consistently taking your tincture, we're sure you'll be on the road to feeling the most therapeutic value CBD has to offer.