CBD oil has become the go-to place for taking care of most minor illnesses and even some serious ones: right from soothing anxiety and pain to Chemotherapy supplements, CBD seems to have got its finger in so many pies, that we are losing count. After the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, the world of opportunities opened before CBD, and before you knew it the CBD industry expanded and grew into a bustling center of the pharma world.
But we are here not to speak on the many things that CBD health benefits have made possible, but more on one pressing matter: the role of CBD in regulating your hormones. Is it a fact or is it simply an old wives’ tale that is being passed around? We will attempt to get to the bottom of the truth. Read on…
CBD And Your Hormones- Does It Affect It?
The science behind how CBD actually presents that health benefits are still up in the air. The reason is partly because of the interaction of the miracle drug with the Endocannabinoid system (ECS); which in itself is complex. There are many glands in the body that secrete hormones; hormones that are life-essential such as the ones secreted by the thyroid, pancreas, adrenal, and the pituitary glands. These make up the endocrine system.
The hormones instead affect and regulate functions such as mood, sleep, appetite, sexual drive, and behavior among many others. For the best working, your hormone secretion must be optimum-not too low and not too high.
The ECS and the endocrine system work very closely and the ECS is responsible to create the balance or homeostasis in the body. The minute the body senses that things are amiss, the ECS jumps into action to correct it.
To answer the question, the CBD interacts with the ECS which in turn is linked to the endocrine system- so yes, CBD does affect the hormone but in a positive manner. The interaction of the CBD with the various receptor sites or target sites along the ECS, helps the ECS into correcting minor balances in the levels of the feel-good hormones like serotonin and anandamide. The CBD on interaction also helps diffuse pain and cut the inflammatory response of the immune system (which is again linked to the ECS). CBD use promotes hormonal balance and helps negate the occurrence of long-term implication of the imbalance. Using CBD helps maintain homeostasis in the body and allows your Endocannabinoid system to work more efficiently.