At Shyne Botanicals we strive to keep ourselves as informed as possible when it comes to the up to date research regarding CBD and its role in improving and maintaining our health. Currently a number of studies are tracking the ways CBD and other cannabinoids can impact the endocannabinoid system with the potential to improve the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis.
In humans, homeostasis refers to any self-regulating process in which biological systems maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival.
Throughout the body, we have auto-control systems that are constantly adapting to maintain the absolute level of vital conditions, such as oxygen, internal temperature and hydration.
To maintain the ideal temperature around 37 C, the body detects changes and signals the appropriate responses. For example, when our internal temperatures get too high we sweat. On the opposite spectrum, the body will shiver to produce heat when temperatures get too low. This sub-conscious effort of regulation is constantly happening in the body to mitigate changes and bring us back to a state of equilibrium.
In order to survive, function and grow, all organisms must be able to preserve a stable internal environment. If our bodies don’t adapt, confusions to the equilibrium can lead to health problems from minor symptoms such as headaches to more serious ailments. Whether or not the body is able to adjust to change can directly impact the likelihood that a disease will develop.
The endocannabinoid system has a profound influence over homeostasis, as it regulates the biochemistry of many processes. Immune responses, mood, memory, appetite, pain management and energy are just a few of the functions that are regulated by this biological network.
The endocannabinoid system works to sustain homeostasis by putting to use cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors found in the immune, central and peripheral systems. When an imbalance is recognized, the body naturally synthesizes cannabinoids to interact with the cannabinoid receptors, which will stimulate a chemical response that works to return the physiological process that is out of balance back to homeostasis. Cannabinoids uphold the communication and synchronization between different cell types.