Ok, so Chris and I were at the gym the other day (yes, it does happen occasionally). And we were asked a very interesting question – can your body become dependent on the Beta Caryophyllene? Before, we answer that question, I just want to cover the question of tolerance – we are asked that one quite frequently.
Can I build up a tolerance to Canna-Oils BCP?
Firstly, what does it actually mean to “build up a tolerance”?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug tolerance is defined as a state in which an organism no longer responds to a drug. A higher dose is required to achieve the same effect. Or another way to say it could be – a person’s decreased response to a certain substance.
This good news is that in certain studies, researchers observed no tolerance to Beta Caryophyllene. This makes it effective for long time use.
Does this mean that I will never need to change my dosage?? Not necessarily. Remember that our purpose in taking Canna Oils BCP is to maintain the endocannabinoid levels within a certain range. So, depending on your overall health, stressors, lifestyle adjustment and metabolism, you may need to “play around” with your dosage occasionally.
When our bodies experience high levels of stress, stress hormones are released and deplete the body of naturally-occurring endocannabinoids. So, I know if I’m having a particularly stressful day, a few extra drops don’t go astray.
Will Canna Oils BCP reduce my natural ability to produce cannabinoids?
So, let’s now look at dependency! The person that asked us this question, was interested to know that if he was taking Canna Oils BCP regularly would his body stop producing its own endogenous (naturally-occuring) endocannabinoids and then be totally reliant on phyto-cannabinoids (plant based), such as Beta Caryophyllene – excellent question!!
Just so we’re all on the same page – let’s just go back a little and revisit our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Class 101. Our bodies naturally produce its own endogenous endocannabinoids that activate the receptors of our ECS. It’s when our bodies don’t produce enough of these endogenous endocannabinoids that these receptors can’t send the signals that your body requires to function optimally. So we supplement with a plant based endocannabinoid that mimics the endogenous endocannabinoids. And that’s where Canna Oils BCP steps in.
Now, back to answering our question. Great news, the answers is NO!!!
The researchers found that beta caryophyllene can activate CB2 receptors to increase the production of an endogenous cannabinoid called anandamide. Anandamide is thought to contribute to pain regulation, as well as influence stress and mood.
Wow, so it’s the opposite, Canna Oils BCP actually helps our bodies to produce more endogenous endocannabinoids!
This means that we can continue to take our Canna Oils BCP long term without our ECS developing a tolerance or become dependant.
Keep the awesome questions rolling – what would you like to know?? Please send us a message.
Have a great week everyone!!
The above information is for educational purposes only – not intended as medical advice.