CBD and Our Endocrine System

CBD and Our Endocrine System

Lately, many people have shared with me how completely exhausted they are for no reason.  Many have shared that their doctors say. their endocrine system is out of balance, not working properly and even shut down.  This is very concerning since I know our endocannabinoid system and our endocrine system are directly connected.  The challenge has been, over the past 80 years, not many people have been ingesting cannabis to feed their endocannabinoid system which balances the homeostasis of the endocrine system.  I’m no expert in this field, however, I have learned so much about our internal systems over the past few years in the hemp world that’s I’m excited to continue sharing this information with you.

Becuase we have experts in this area, I am turning to Linda & Tyler Struse to give us even greater detail on this life-enhancing and life-saving discovery!  take it all in – Darlene Mea, Producer, HempingtonPost

The Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Restoring the Endocrine System.

written by Tyler Strouse of RandysClub.org

Over the last few years, cannabis and the endocannabinoid system have emerged as a topic of interest among patients and those within the scientific community.

The endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS), named after the cannabis plant that led to its discovery, is one of the most important physiological system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors, CB1 and CB2,  are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the ECS performs different tasks with the goal of maintaining homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.

The endocrine system is the collection of glands in the body that secrete hormones into the bloodstream to be carried towards distant target organs. The central neuroendocrine systems is the interface between the brain and the rest of the endocrine systems. The part of the brain that balances the release of hormones in the body is called the hypothalamus and sits right on top of the pituitary gland where it regulates stress, metabolism, growth, reproduction, and lactation.

All of these processes are regulated by the hypothalamus releasing or inhibiting the release of hormones by the pituitary gland. The release of pituitary hormones affects downstream physiological functions. Other hypothalamic neuroendocrine cells control water/salt balance, and lactation and childbirth, through the release of vasopressin and oxytocin. Together, these hypothalamic neuroendocrine functions enable the central nervous system to respond rapidly to internal or external environmental change, and to maintain a response through endocrine hormonal transducers. The ECS modulates the regulation of the neuroendocrine system, which regulates organ function and stress response and helps maintain a healthy balance across the neuroendocrine system and related physiological body system.

Targeting the Endocannabinoid System for Endocrine Regulation

Cannabinoids in cannabis have long been known to be able to affect the secretion of pituitary hormones. By way of the ECS we regulate our hormonal balance, both up and down, through a direct effect on the organs themselves. The stimulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a crucial neuroendocrine response to stress and is dependant on CB1 receptor-mediated signaling. Activating the CB1 receptors in the hypothalamus results in a signaling cascade that ultimately inhibits overall neuroendocrine function. Stress is well known to affect endocrine function and a poorly regulated endocrine system can lead to major health problems. The endocrine response, as part of the HPA axis, is central to its regulation.

Up until a few years ago, the stimulatory effects of cannabinoids on the HPA axis was considered as an exception. The commonly accepted view of the ECS was that it played a general inhibitory role on neuroendocrine functions. We now understand that cannabinoids can have both stimulatory and inhibitory effects on the HPA axis which is how it’s able to modulate its regulation. These biphasic effects of cannabinoids, both stimulatory and inhibitory, are increasingly revealing themselves as we look closer at the interactions between the ECS and the endocrine system.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

This brings us to the cannabinoid du jour, cannabidiol or CBD. Long playing the second fiddle to the more active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not interact strongly with either the CB1 or CB2 receptors. Instead, CBD is able to increase endocannabinoid tone by inhibiting fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and enzyme that breaks down cannabinoids in the body.  FAAH inhibitors may be helpful for people with anxiety-related disorders because they appear to improve the regulation of the HPA axis. It’s unknown precisely how this happens, but it appears they help to modulate the sensitivity of the cannabinoid receptors in the body.

In addition to its stimulatory effects on HPA, the ECS also plays a critical inhibitory role in regulating HPA functions. Researchers found that endocannabinoid signaling negatively modulates the stress-induced activation of the HPA axis, confirming the notion that an increase in endocannabinoid signaling activity may constitute a novel approach to improving the lives of people with anxiety-related disorders.

Currently, the best way to boost endocannabinoid signaling, improve the regulation of the HPA,, and promote a healthy endocrine system is the use of a dietary cannabinoid supplement made from hemp. These products contain naturally occurring cannabinoids, including CBD, which have been shown to naturally increase ECS tone which helps to improve the regulation of homeostasis across the HPA axis. This will improve both the physiological and psychological responses to stress making us more likely to resist the cascade that leads to HPA dysfunction and endocrine-related health problems. Enjoy a cannabinoid supplement every day!

Source: Uberto Pagotto, Giovanni Marsicano, Daniela Cota, Beat Lutz, Renato Pasquali; The Emerging Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Endocrine Regulation and Energy Balance, Endocrine Reviews, Volume 27, Issue 1, 1 February 2006, Pages 73–100, https://doi.org/10.1210/er.2005-0009

‘I, Darlene Mea, producer of HempingtonPost.com have discovered over the past few years ‘we have an endocannabinoid system’ AND CBD is the absolute best food ever for our entire body’.  I use CBD daily, it has changed my vitally level immensely’.

The following article is written specifically for HempingtonPost.com from our most trusted source, www.RandysClub.org – We appreciate this company because their dedication is beyond the frenzy of the dollar – it is their mission to help heal the world with cannabis hemp products.

 

Why HEMP can save humankind: Research scientist speaks out…

Why HEMP can save humankind: Research scientist speaks out…

Why the world’s most useful plant is illegal?

It’s all about corporate greed and government-control of the population. Hemp – one of the world’s most useful plants – has been used to create fuel, paper, clothing, food and natural medicine. So why has the United States (plus other countries) criminalized the production of this valuable commodity? (“Dirty” details below)

Discover the awesome healing power of hemp

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this article is reposted from Jonathan Landsman, NaturalNews


The (ugly) reason why hemp is illegal

In 1901, Andrew Mellon (and his brother Richard) started an oil company in Texas called Gulf Oil. They wanted to drill in Kuwait but the British were in control – at that time. So, Gulf Oil appealed to the U.S. government and this is where it gets disturbing.

You see – Andrew Mellon gave up his position as Treasury Secretary of the U.S. (1921-1932) to become U.S. Ambassador to Britain (1932-1933). Naturally, as he traveled to Great Britain – he would bring up the subject of Gulf Oil’s interest in Kuwait. Just two years later, in 1934, British Petroleum and Gulf Oil struck a 50-50 deal and in 1938, struck oil!

The hidden agenda gets worse

In 1930, while Commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department, Andrew Mellon appointed Harry Anslinger as the first Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Many political experts see Anslinger and his campaign against marijuana as a secret agenda to eliminate hemp as an industrial competitor. When you follow the money – everything gets a little clearer.

In the 1920’s and 30’s, the DuPont Petrochemical Company (heavily financed by Andrew Mellow) was making similar advances with oil – instead of hemp. DuPont went on to become a leader in the development of Rayon fiber (synthetic fabrics), paint, synthetic rubber, plastics and other (toxic) chemicals. Clearly, Andrew Mellon had a vested interest in destroying the hemp industry.

By the way, Andrew Mellon became one of the wealthiest people in the United States. In fact, while serving as Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, his wealth peaked at around $300 – $400 million by 1929 -30. Andrew Mellon, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and many other industrialists (of the early 1900’s) would stop at nothing to kill the hemp industry. It’s time to re-discover the power of hemp to heal the world.

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THE 6 ADVANTAGES OF CANNAKA

THE 6 ADVANTAGES OF CANNAKA

THE 6 ADVANTAGES OF CANNAKA

We at HempingtonPost are excited to post this excerpt from our first TRUSTED HEMP PRODUCT, Made here in America – Here’s what the Strouse Family has to say about HEMP’s amazing healing qualities!  We are loving their product line!

This article is re-posted from their page!

Entourage Effect:
1. Cannaka is a botanically complete source of natural cannabinoids and aromatic terpenes. A proprietary blend of hemp and other plant extracts, the ingredients in Cannaka promote the entourage effect which describes the various synergies between naturally occurring cannabinoids and other flavonoids. As a result the benefits of Cannaka are multiplied compared to any individual ingredient taken alone. This improves the local and systemic responses to an abundance of disorders, especially inflammation.

2. Neuromodulation: Cannaka engages the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a scientifically proven system of receptors and neuromodulatory ligands that are distributed throughout the body. The ECS is the largest system of “neuromodulators” in the body, which are responsible for ensuring that the body remains in homeostasis, a stable equilibrium.

3. Regulates physiological processes: The ECS is distributed throughout the body, including the brain and the central and peripheral nervous systems. The ECS is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. The ECS affects every major body system and organ. It also plays a major role in the digestive and circulatory systems and helps regulate bone density and muscle tone. Finally it helps regulate body temperature, blood sugar, and neuroendocrine functioning.

4. Influences memory and emotions: The ECS influences reasoning, awareness, and emotional response. It is involved in learning and memory systems where it plays a critical role in helping people to forget; a process that is just as important to mental health as remembering. The ECS regulates voluntary movements and involuntary stress responses including anxiety, fear, and pain.
Supports equilibrium in the body and immune system: Endocannabinoids are crucial to maintaining a state of stable equilibrium in the body. Their main role is in cell to cell signaling. They help fine tune the body’s response to the central nervous system and send signals backward to the brain, modulating its activity. Without the ECS, the brain would have a difficult time fine tuning its response to a given stimulus possibly increasing the risk of autoimmune or inflammatory disorders.

5. Mediates Stress Response: Endocannabinoids play a central role in our stress responses. Chronic stress is often associated with negative health effects. The ECS is the central mediator of the stress response. The ECS regulates the release norepinephrine and cortisol and affects how stress affects mood, cognition, and activation of the limbic system. The ECS also helps mediate some of the metabolic effects of stress on lipid metabolism. Therefore, maintaining a healthy ECS is important for reducing the harmful effects of chronic stress on overeating and mood.

6. A MAN’S LEGACY
Randy’s Remedy products are botanically complete products that contain naturally occurring cannabinoids from hemp. Developed by the Strause Group; Linda, Tyler, and Brendon, they are the products they wished they had when their husband and father, Randy Strause, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incurable brain cancer. Together they helped develop Randy’s Remedy products and infused them with beneficial natural cannabinoids creating the products they’d been looking for.

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The Major Benefits of HEMP Seeds

The Major Benefits of HEMP Seeds

Health benefits of hemp seeds
(in a nutshell)

Hemp is one of the healthiest plants on the planet. It is naturally resistant to pests, so it doesn’t require harmful pesticides even when grown on a commercial scale. As a food, hemp seeds have an abundance of health benefits.
Protein Power Super Star – Hemp is one of the most complete proteins in the plant food kingdom, containing ALL 21 known amino acids (the building blocks of protein).

Protein is responsible for making neurotransmitters – the essential internal messaging service that sends the signals around your body to make it function. Hemp is well recognised as a super-food by those seeking a healthy protein source.
Perfect balance of omega essential fats
Hemp contains natures perfect ratio (3:1) of omega 3 to omega 6 essentially fatty acids – a unique accomplishment in the plant world. These compounds have been shown to have a particularly beneficial effect on our health.
GLA (gamma linolenic acid)
Hemp is an excellent source of GLA, which has been shown to help people with skin disorders, PMS, menopause, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and has good anti-inflammatory benefits.
High fibre food (yes we really do spell fibre like that here in the UK!)
Like most plant foods, hemp seeds are rich in soluble and un-soluble fibre. Fibre naturally keeps the colon clear and gives you a satiated feeling, whilst helping to reduces sugar cravings.
High in antioxidants
Hemp seed is high in the antioxidant vitamin E. It has also been found to contain tocopherol, which benefits both Alzheimer’s and atherosclerosis. Phytol is another powerful antioxidant from hemp seed, which has is known to have both antioxidant and anticancer properties.
Check out my full article for the incredible health benefits of hemp here:
Why are hemp seeds essential for health? (more…)

Our Bodies have an Endocannabinoid System

Our Bodies have an Endocannabinoid System

WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM AND WHAT IS ITS ROLE?

One of the most amazing factors around Cannabis if the fact all bodies, humans and animals have an endocannbinoid system.  Socking to know this has been kept a secrete for our entire life.  Who knew we have receptors throughout our body that wants cannabis, as a food source.  In my research, I found this excellent article published by the Arizona Medical Marijuana Certification Center | AZMMCC.  This information is game-changing to our health and well being, and here’s why!

Is Your Endocannabinoid System in Balance?

Homeostasis is the concept that most biological systems are actively regulated to maintain conditions within a narrow range. Our body doesn’t want its temperature to be too hot or too cold, blood sugar levels too high or too low, and so on. Conditions need to be just right for our cells to maintain optimum performance, and exquisite mechanisms have evolved to draw them back to the Goldilocks zone if they move out. The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a vital molecular system for helping maintain homeostasis—it helps cells stay in their Goldilocks zone.

Some of us consume cannabis for its mind-altering effects, while others seek symptom relief. But cannabis wouldn’t get us high or have some of its therapeutic benefits if our bodies didn’t already contain a biological system capable of interacting with its active chemical compounds, like THC.

Our endocannabinoid system does just that. But it isn’t there just to allow us to enjoy the effects of our favorite strain. It serves a vital purpose for our health and well-being because it regulates key aspects of our biology. So, what’s it doing, and how does it work?

Homeostasis: Staying in the Goldilocks Zone

To understand the human endocannabinoid system, it’s helpful to know a little about one of the most fundamental concepts in biology: homeostasis. And the best way to understand homeostasis is to think of Goldilocks and the three bears.

That classic fairy tale illustrated the idea that the best outcome often lies somewhere in the middle, between two extremes. We don’t want things too hot or too cold, but just right.

Key Pieces of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Because of its crucial role in homeostasis, the ECS is widespread throughout the animal kingdom. Its key pieces evolved a long time ago, and the ECS can be found in all vertebrate species.

The three key components of the ECS are:

  • Cannabinoid receptors found on the surface of cells
  • Endocannabinoids, small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors
  • Metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used

Endocannabinoid Regulation of Brain Cell Firing

Brain cells (neurons) communicate by sending electrochemical signals to each another. Each neuron must listen to its partners to decide whether it will fire off its own signal at any given moment. However, neurons don’t like to get too much input—there’s a Goldilocks zone. If they get overloaded by signals, it can be toxic. That’s where endocannabinoids come in.

How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect the Brain?

Consider a simplified scenario with one neuron listening to two others. One of these two neurons might become overactive and send too many signals to the neuron that’s listening. When that happens, the neuron that’s listening will make endocannabinoids specifically where it’s connected to the overactive neuron. Those endocannabinoids will travel back to the “loud” neuron where they bind to CB1 receptors, transmitting a signal that instructs it to quiet down. This brings things back to the Goldilocks zone, maintaining homeostasis

 

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What is the Endocannabinoid System and What is Its Role?

 

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