As an active runner who also really pays attention to what I put in my body, I spent years looking for the perfect natural anti-inflammatory to help recover after long runs.
Like anyone seeking to improve my understanding of the topic, I went to Youtube and started my research.
This video helped me to understand what CBD is:
With that brief understanding, I really wanted to dig into how the endocannabinoid system functions and how CBD can positively impact this important bodily system.
Well it turns out that this system (we will call it the ECS system) is literally in charge of just about everything that we do as humans.
The ECS in humans and other animals contains a network of endocannabinoids, the ecs receptors and natural enzymes that control a large part of the chemical interactions inside the body.
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for the following bodily functions:
Sleep and sleepiness.
Mood and irritability.
Memory and cognitive function.
Appetite and the desire to eat.
Reproduction and sexual attraction.
For me, being an active runner, I wanted to focus on both pain reduction (using CBD to reduce soreness from running).
And CBD has been shown many times that is a huge reason why CBD is so popular with athletes, so I decided to do my own research into how CBD affects sleep, and I found this great video that shows how CBD can be used to improve sleep:
Even after all my research, it is clear that science still has a lot to learn about the entire endocannabinoid system and it’s impact on human health and happiness.
But this is a start, and I hope you learned something along with myself!