The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is one of the most important physiological systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Receptors are found throughout the body; they are literally a bridge between the body and the mind. The body is hard-wired to function optimally in the presence of cannabinoids from hemp.” The Journal Cerebrum 2013, Dr Bradley Alger

Do to life stress (living in the USA, keeping-up with the Jones’, accidents, injuries and so on) we are constantly creating a deficiency of our innate, endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitters, especially anandimide. Studies have shown that that central (brain) anandamide levels predict acute stress-induced anxiety, and that reversal of stress-induced anandamide deficiency may be a key mechanism in the treatment of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders.

How can we fix this? for starters, everyone could benefit from a few mg’s (3-10) of (exogenous) CBD, in the form of a tincture, daily. Other neuroprotective compounds are Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA), PQQ, Resveratrol, Curcumin and Quercitin. Needed co-factors are zinc, magnesium and vitamin’s A and D. Physical cofactors are aerobic exercise and getting adequate sleep*.

CBD is best taken at night before bed. *Increased endocannabinoid signaling within the central nervous system promotes sleep-inducing effects. CBD may also facilitate a better shift from the sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight), which is dominant during waking hours to the parasympathetic nervous system (rest/digest), which is dominant while we sleep.

Dr. Marcus Ettinger