So if you have been following Canna Oils for a bit, you would be very aware that your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is of the upmost importance to our overall wellbeing.
The ECS is a complex cell-signaling system.
Research has linked the ECS to the following processes:
- appetite and digestion
- chronic pain
- inflammation and other immune system responses
- learning and memory
- motor control
- cardiovascular system function
- muscle formation
- bone remodeling and growth
- liver function
- reproductive system function
- skin and nerve function
These functions all contribute to homeostasis, which refers to stability of your internal environment. For example, if an outside force, such as pain from an injury or a fever, throws off your body’s homeostasis, your ECS kicks in to help your body return to its ideal operation. The ECS involves three core components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.
Endocannabinoids, also called endogenous cannabinoids, are molecules made by your body. Canna Oils BCP is a phytocannabinoid – a cannabinoid derived from plants (which just means that it acts the same as the naturally produced endocannabinoid). So basically, Canna Oils BCP is supplementing what our bodies should be producing naturally, but for various reasons is not.
Ok, so what has standing out in snow got to do with all this??
Cold exposure has been shown to increase endocannabinoid levels. That means that cold exposure can help your body produce the naturally occurring endocannabinoids that it needs to keep your ECS functioning optimally.
So by taking a cold shower every day, and going outside with minimal clothing in the winter actually helps support your ECS.
Try finishing your next shower with at least 30 seconds of cold water and see how you feel.
Then work your way up to longer periods of time.
It’s painful to do, but the lingering effects are worth it.
You can also ease yourself into it by simply sticking your face in ice cold water.
This is just one way, other than supplementing with a phytocannabinoid to naturally support your ECS, check out this previous blog on the benefits of massage.
So why should we bother? Because the more ways we support our ECS the better we will feel!!
Disclaimer: The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. The above information is for educational purposes only – not intended as medical advice. Results vary person to person.