In your throat, you have a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck that is your thyroid. It’s most popular function is regulating your metabolic rate, but this little gland has a lot of say in the rest of your body’s health.
CBD And Your Thyroid
When you have thyroid disease, your gland is either over or underactive, creating a long laundry list of health problems. Research indicates that cannabidiol (CBD) could be a valid treatment option to getting your gland regulated so you can live a healthy and happy life.
CBD interacts with the system in your body called the endocannabinoid system. A big element of this system are the cannabinoid receptors which are located all over your body. Scientists discovered that your thyroid gland hosts CB1 and CB2 receptors, which is why we think that cannabis can help treat any irregularity that comes with thyroid disease.
The endocannabinoid system is in charge of regulating your body, and when things go awry, cannabidiol can help regulate the endocannabinoid system. Hemp oil can elevate or inhibit endocannabinoid production which in turn gives more handling on the functions in your body.
Through a process called retrograde signaling, the endocannabinoids can travel backward from the receiving cell to the sending cell in your brain. It transmits a message telling the sending cell to either send out more transmissions because it is underactive or stop overloading the receiving cell because it is overactive.
Cannabinoid receptors have also been found in the hypothalamus’ nucleus. The hypothalamus is what sends signals to the thyroid and giving CBD access to its nucleus means that it can help regulate this function. If it is sending out too many messages, the endocannabinoids binding to the cannabinoid receptors can inhibit the transmission, and if it isn’t sending out enough messages, the endocannabinoids can help stimulate and promote more activity.
If you are wishing to get off of the prescription medication and start using a safer alternative with fewer side-effects, talk to your doctor about the switch. They can help monitor your symptoms and blood work so you can know if your dosage is helping more accurately than just by testing how you are feeling, weighing, or eating. Stop by our shop today and check out our wide range of products to help you get back to a better healthier you!