CBD (Cannabidiol) is the perfect way for your body to regulate itself and rebalance its internal environment: the different factors (sleep, stress, temperature, etc…) which make you happy and healthy are regulating your body. Since the most ancient times, hemp has been used to influence the homeostasis of humans. CBD & balance: a natural tool to influence your homeostasis
Homeostasis: balancing your body
In biology, homeostasis refers to the natural regulation process of the organism, which aims to maintain a normal biological functioning of the body in the presence of changes in our external environment.It is stimulated and regulated by the autonomic nervous system ( it is composed of the vegetative system, hormones, as well as other factors such as heart rate, respiration, digestion, temperature, blood composition, etc.).
Also, it can be noted that these parameters can be modified by different psychological aspects, such as hunger or thirst. In general, homeostasis refers to an individual’s health: if the body does not regulate itself, diseases will appear.
The CBD regulates this homeostasis
As you can see in our “All About CBD” page, cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system plays a vital role in supporting homeostasis in our body. It affects our immunity, metabolic and cardiovascular systems, as well as our sleep cycles and some studies even suggest our overall mood.
Unlike other cannabinoids, which act mainly on CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD is more drawn to other receptors, leading to the stimulation and production of endocannabinoids. As endocannabinoids stimulate key receptors, together they help to regulate automatic body responses. Some endocannabinoids, such as Anandamide (a.k.a. the happiness molecule) and 2-AG, are integral to our mental function, stress management, immunity health and the ability to maintain good homeostasis.
Study on CBD and homeostasis
A complete study is available on the involvement of the endo-cannabinoid system in the management of homeostasis. You can consult it by clicking on this link. The scientists’ conclusion on the subject is:
The role of endocannabinoids in increasing energy intake and lipogenesis and decreasing energy expenditure, as well as their behavioural effects on hypomotility and hypothermia, could all be considered as a conserved system during evolution that helped people survive by conserving energy during starvation periods.