In the past decade, the endocannabinoid system has been implicated in a growing number of physiological functions, both in the central and peripheral nervous systems and in organ systems. Numerous studies have shown that supporting the activity of the endocannabinoid system turns out to hold therapeutic promise in a wide range of diseases and pathological conditions, ranging from mood and anxiety disorders, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, neuropathic pain, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, to cancer, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity/metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis, to name just a few.
To put it simply, the ECS serves both basic roles such as memory, sleep, metabolism and relaxation as well as more complex functions like neuroplasticity, neuroprotection, immunity, inflammation, carcinogenesis, apoptosis, pain and even embryonic development. However, the proper functioning of the endocannabinoid system relies on the availability of endocannabinoids.
Physical activity, eating a well-balanced meal of macro, micronutrients, phytonutrients and stress modification are all factors that play an important role in the modification of the ECS. A lack in any of these areas can lead to endocannabinoid deficiency. If this is the case, supplementation with phytocannabinoids from hemp seeds can resolve some of these issues.
Hemp refers to the seeds and fiber taken from Cannabis sativa L. plant species and has been widely used in food, fiber and medicine production since it originated from Central Asia. Hemp is rich with essential nutrients and bioactive phytochemical metabolites that feed the endocannabinoid system.
Because the phytocannabinoids found in hemp activate CB2 receptors primarily, there are no psychoactive effects. Instead you get the anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects on the immune system and central nervous system associated with improved health outcomes. As a result, the sale and use of hemp as a supplement is legal in all 50 states.
If you choose to use hemp oil (CBD oil) as a supplement, it is best to look for a brand that is 100% organically grown and processed. Also, start low and slow using the product. It is recommended to begin with 5 -10mg per day for a 3 day period and gradually increase the dosage by 5mg per every 3 day period until you reach the desired effect.
At Stanly Wellness Center, we are eager and ready to help you and your families achieve your best health possible. If you are looking for help with your health or you know of someone who is suffering with poor health, call the office of Stanly Wellness Center at 980-355-7600 and schedule a FREE 15-minute consultation with Dr. Patrick Ess to see how he can help. Dr. Ess will not waste your time or money. He will let you know if he can help you, and if he can’t, who in the community can.
Our office specializes in nutrition, detoxification and neurological correction. You can also refer to our website at www.AskDrPatrick.com for more information. We accept most major health insurances including BCBS, Aetna, Humana, UHC, Medicaid and Medicare.
Stanly Wellness Center is located right on Main St (24/27) in Locust and is situated across the street from the big blue Locust Monument building.