Cannabinoids and Homeostasis


Very well said. 🙂


Deep within the brain just above the brain stem is a cluster of nerve cells called the hypothalamus.Your body has developed a hightly honed ability to achieve an internal stateof equilibrium, reffered to as homeostasis.The hypothalamus contains cannabinoid receptors, and research shows that the endocannabinoids that bind to these receptors help regulate homeostasis. Disruptions in this process, through illness, injury or medication, can affect homeostasis.This system of “checks and balances” tokeep you functioning on an even keel is influenced by the endocannabinoid system. Both internal (endogenous) and external cannabinoids (those found in cannabis) affect the cannabinoid system, which means they have a role in this balancing act. This structure is involved in the endocrine (hormone) system and helps regulate key processes such as:

-Body temperature
-Heart rate
-Blood pressure
-Sleep cycles
-Blood PH
-Water Balance
-Blood Sugar

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