The primary role of CBD when it enters our bloodstream is to restore homeostasis. What this means, in basic terms, is getting our body back into normal order.
This effect is certainly promising as it relates to ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, Pain, Insomnia etc as well as a variety of other syndromes and disorders. However, because it helps to level out your brain, you’ll soon be wishing you discovered CBD a long time ago.
Consider this:- You walk through the door to your house on a hot day and the thermostat is set to 23C or so. That typically feels pretty good. Your body is given a sense of relief and your house feels comfortable. What if you had walked in and the thermostat was set to 23C , but it was actually 30C in the house? You would feel very uncomfortable until the temperature was returned to 23C.
Homeostasis refers to the concept that a body or cell will work to monitor and maintain a certain state of equilibrium in response to various factors. In the case of the thermostat, the specific factor was the increased external temperature in your house impacting on your internal body temperature. This happens in people as well. The body has a natural process for increasing or reducing temperature through various systems in order to restore balance.
Temperature isn’t the only set point maintained by homeostasis. Virtually every system in the body has a sweet spot for optimal performance and health. When this balance is off, so is the body’s ability to protect itself, recover, heal and generally function.
The homeostasis process maintains our well being, effecting our heart rate, sleep cycle, fluid levels, blood glucose, respiratory rate, body temperature, stress etc.
CBD and Homeostasis
The endocannabinoid system works to maintain homeostasis by using cannabinoid receptors to monitor reactions in the body. When a discrepancy is detected, cannabinoids are synthesised to interact with receptors.
Then they stimulate a chemical response to address the issue. The difference between cannabinoid receptors and other receptors in the body is that they incite two-way communication.
This means that cannabinoid molecules can exchange information to achieve the desired result and balance. The introduction of CBD oil into this system can increase the effectiveness of the endocannabinoid system. Thus, your body’s ability to remain in balance and achieve optimal health is enhanced. In other words - you feel much better.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines Homeostatis as:-
"Homeostasis, any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. If homeostasis is successful, life continues; if unsuccessful, disaster or death ensues. The stability attained is actually a dynamic equilibrium, in which continuous change occurs yet relatively uniform conditions prevail."