The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the network of cell receptors and molecules responsible for sending messages throughout the human body. A healthy ECS is fundamental for optimal appetite, mood, sleep, and reproduction. Diet and exercise build and activate the ECS, while marijuana products enhance the effects.
Change Your Health Habits by Adding Marijuana Products for Your Endocannabinoid System
When embarking on a journey to a healthier lifestyle, start with moderate exercise. Exercise boosts the production of anandamide, an endocannabinoid also known as the “bliss molecule.” The release of anandamide causes the euphoria after physical activity.
Marijuana and pain relief go hand-in-hand, so some medical marijuana patients may be unable to exercise due to the physical pain they’re treating. Cannabis provides relief for patients who want to be active, but are impaired by physical pain. We recommend vaporizing strains high in CBD for pain relief before and after exercising. Physical activity causes the body to release endocannabinoids and helps synthesize THC, another cannabinoid helpful in relieving pain and inflammation.
A diet rich in healthy fats
While physical activity releases endocannabinoids, a diet rich in fats is responsible for producing endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are byproducts of fat, to stay in peak health opt to consume healthy fats for a healthy endocannabinoid system.
Research shows the polyunsaturated fats, omega-e, and omega-6, are essential for a healthy endocannabinoid system. Omega-3 increases the power of the cannabinoid receptors, which enhance the healing properties of endocannabinoids like anandamide for enhanced feelings of bliss and pain relief. Food rich in omega-3 include:
- Fish such as salmon and sardines
- Flax and chia seeds
- Shellfish such as oysters
According to the International Journal of Endocrinology, the primary endocannabinoids are derived from omega-6, which helps food intake and metabolism. For the healthiest endocannabinoid system, consume omega-3 and omega-6 equally in balanced ratios. Omega-6 is found in:
- Hemp oil
- Whole grains
Include herbs and spices
Not only do herbs and spices add flavor to food, but they also packed with a dense variety of nutrients. Herbs and spices activate and support the endocannabinoid system. Helpful herbs and spices to engage for ECS include:
- Black pepper
What to buy at a dispensary
If mild pain is preventing you from exercising, Remedy yourself with topical cannabis. Vaporizing hybrid and sativa strains high in CBD provides pre-workout relief for minor aches and pains.
Cook foods rich in healthy fats with cannabis oils for optimal pain relief, while helping your ECS. For dinner, cook a piece of fish or chicken in cannabis oil while seasoning it with oregano and black pepper. Chocolate also engages the ECS, so for dessert use cannabis oil to make delicious brownies seasoned with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Remedy Your Endocannabinoid System with Marijuana Products
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