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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Omega 3 Supports The Endocannabinoid System...

Did You Know?
Omega-3s support the endocannabinoid system. SAY WHAT!
The endocannabinoid system (ECS), a network of enzymes, receptors, and cannabinoids in our body, has been increasingly studied for its role in regulating pain, stress, anxiety, and inflammation. This "master regulatory system" interacts with compounds called cannabinoids that we produce naturally in our body (called endocannabinoids) or that we consume from plants (phytocannabinoids—like cannabis, which contains the well-known cannabinoids CBD and THC). These compounds bind to and activate cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, which are believed to be how the ECS mediates pain and bolsters the immune system.
The cannabinoids our body produces (endocannabinoids) are synthesized from omega-3s. Therefore, consuming enough omega-3s is crucial for maintaining adequate levels of endocannabinoids to keep the ECS functioning optimally. Additionally, the chemical reactions that convert omega-3s into cannabinoids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits. Researchers believe that many of the
anti-inflammatory health benefits of consuming omega-3s can be attributed to their role in supporting the ECS.