It’s that time of the week again! We hope that everyone is well and enjoying the last weeks of winter.
This week we are following up on last weeks Blog about Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD). We discovered that there is such a thing, and it just might be the reason why your symptoms have been so hard to treat. As promised, below is an article outlining what the causes of CECD could be:-
The causes of endocannabinoid deficiency
There are different causes of endocannabinoid deficiency that arise from poor lifestyle choices to genetics and diets. Some of these causes include:
- Lack of cannabinoid receptors
Endocannabinoids are naturally supposed to bind cannabinoid receptors to effect changes in your cells. If you lack cannabinoid receptors, the molecules have nothing to secure, leading to deficiencies.
- Lack of sleep
- Poor diet
Our body needs good food to create beneficial endocannabinoids. If you are deficient, then it is most likely because of poor dietary choices. The nutrients you get from food modulate your endocannabinoid system, while a lack of healthy fats will cause deficiency.
- Lack of activity (exercise)
After exercise, our body releases more endocannabinoids, but we start becoming deficient when we don’t get enough exercise.
Stress can lead to dysfunction and burnout because it means your system is working overtime, which negatively impacts your endocannabinoid system—the more stress, the greater your risk of endocannabinoid deficiency.
- Excessive intake of alcohol
Too much alcohol in your body doesn’t do you any good, primarily, and it affects your endocannabinoid system functions, putting you at risk of contracting several illnesses and diseases.
How to improve the endocannabinoid system
The negative sides of modern life and exposure to technology have led more people to live sedentary lifestyles, hence why we are more stressed, eat, and sleep poorly. These negative impact of the modern life affects our endocannabinoid system.
Here are ways to improve your endocannabinoid system:
You are what you eat, and eating the right food can boost your endocannabinoid system. The foods below are fantastic additions to your diet that will boost your endocannabinoid system:
There are many valuable microbes in our guts, and the endocannabinoid system has close ties with them. To boost your microbes, you will need fiber-rich foods such as onions, leeks, and artichokes.
These are rich antioxidants found in many foods and responsible for the pigments you see on some fruits and vegetables. You will need lots of blueberries and beetroots as these are flavonoid-rich foods that can increase your cannabinoid receptors. Other foods include grapes, apples, cherries, and raspberries.
Chocolate is not only a sweet treat, but it is also derived from the tropical cocoa plant, and this fruit is rich in human endocannabinoid: anandamide.
- Omega fatty acids
You need a good amount of Omega fatty acids o build your endocannabinoid system. You will need about 50% of omega-6 and omega-3 for increased endocannabinoid.
Our bodies are meant to remain active and in motion: a sedentary life is not in tandem with this idea and negatively affects your endocannabinoid system. So get moving! Keep your hearts and lungs active by engaging in different forms of exercise, from weight lifting for lean muscle mass to running for increased mood.
- Reduce your stress levels
Stress affects the endocannabinoid system, so to boost your endocannabinoid, you have to examine your stress level and reduce it. Try getting a massage or engaging in acupuncture that will help reduce stress, thus raising your endocannabinoid levels.
…… Endocannabinoid deficiency is a threat to health and puts the entire body at risk of contracting more illnesses and diseases. This article has highlighted the causes of this worrisome health risk and its solutions to stay healthy, strong, and active; we need a healthy endocannabinoid system.
This is great information that we all can get something from (especially the chocolate part – haha). I have always said that taking Canna Oils BCP is only part of the solution, but we know that Canna Oils BCP is a fast way of helping our Endocannabinoid System into balance.
Canna Oils BCP is a supplement and for best results the above suggestions should be taken into consideration. Our health truly should be looked upon holistically. I’m encouraged to look at my diet and try to reduce my stress levels – a nice walk or a good movie always helps me!
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The above information is for educational purposes only – not intended as medical advice.