If you find yourself complaining about fatigue, bone and back pain, getting sick often, or experience hair loss or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)—you might be deficient in vitamin D. A deficiency in this vital vitamin may be causing more than just your symptoms. It may also be throwing your endocannabinoid systems (ECS) off. Vitamin D supplementation. Better yet, pairing vitamin D with hemp-derived CBD.
What does ECS Do?
A complex cell-signaling system, the endocannabinoid system, is still under observation, as researchers continue learning about its ability to keep our bodies regulated in terms of functions like sleep, appetite, memory, mood, and fertility. Endocannabinoids, naturally-produced cannabinoids, latch onto receptors, CB1 and CB2, telling the ECS it needs to jump into action. Enzymes are then in charge of breaking down the endocannabinoids once they have done their job.
While cannabidiol’s pairing with the ECS is still under investigation, some experts have established that unlike THC, CBD hinders the endocannabinoid system in its process of breaking down endocannabinoids. This means they have more time to have a greater effect on the body. Other experts believe CBD binds to a receptor that has yet to be discovered. However, they can all agree that CBD has a harmonious effect on the body, from inflammation management to proper muscle and nerve function, and even relief from depression, all of which vitamin D has been known to help support.
- Working as a team with vitamin D and CBD, the ECS handles functions such as:
- Inflammation and other immune responses
- Chronic pain
- Cognitive function
- Heart function
- Bone growth
- Reproductive system operation
- Pretty much everything!
What do vitamin D and CBD do for the endocannabinoid system? Both vitamin D and CBD work to achieve an ideal ECS. In turn, the ECS works to maintain homeostasis, or a happy internal environment that keeps things running optimally. Get your vitamin D supplement and visit our site to #ExploreYourHorizons of health. We’ve got a world of options!
While no medical interactions have been determined between vitamin D and cannabis, remember to always consult a health professional before use of any product you may offer.