The human body consists of a complex microcosm of systems that work together to maintain health and allow us to thrive. Unfortunately, there are no silver bullets to streamline us to better health, but there are building blocks that create a strong foundation towards supporting our systems to function optimally and keep us on our A-game.
Support for the Endocannabinoid System
Our endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a cell communication system that regulates messages. When working properly, the ECS has a positive effect on behavioral, neuroendocrine, and autonomic functions, like mood, memory, sleep, and appetite. When outside forces throw off your internal balance, the ECS steps in to restore equilibrium.
A daily routine of high-quality cannabinoids such as CBD and CBG ensure our hardworking “messenger” system is firing on all cylinders. In doing so, our body is put in a state of equilibrium. For example, when we need sleep, we feel relaxed, when we need be awake, we have energy. For a foundational daily routine that helps our ECS function properly, 25mg a day is the perfect dosage.
Research shows that the stomach (or gut) is connected to the brain. Our gut is home to trillions of micro-organisms, including bacteria, yeasts, and viruses, some of which are good for our overall health, and some that aren’t. Lack of healthy bacteria in our gut affects our mental capacity and mood, and throws our overall health off balance. A good quality probiotic or kefir, taken daily, is essential to maintaining healthy gut flora, which in turn directly supports digestion and optimal brain function.
Often overlooked, a balanced mineral concentration in our body is an essential building block for good health. Some essential minerals include sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and sulphur. Our body doesn’t produce these minerals on its own; they are obtained through external means. Rocks, soil, and water produce essential minerals and they are absorbed by the plants that we eat. Soil used to be enough to provide what was needed through our food, but it has long been depleted of the essential minerals and supplementation that is necessary. Some foods are fortified with necessary minerals, however mineral supplements found at your local health food store are great for getting the correct dosage for optimal health.
The mitochondria is the energy center located in every cell in our body; it’s the powerhouse of our cells. When the mitochondria aren’t healthy, cells are not able to produce the energy needed, and we experience decreased levels of cognitive and physical ability. One way to boost mitochondrial health is through the use of nootropics – dietary supplements that are key to enhancing brain function and health. Nootropics have been shown to strengthen creative output, memory, and other important cognitive functions. Some common nootropics include fish oil, resveratrol (found in grape skin), ginkgo biloba, and creatine.
When we feel threatened, our bodies release stress hormones that trigger a heightened sense of fight or flight. Stress is a natural reaction, however when we are in an almost constant state of stress, our bodies react negatively. Stress can cause headaches, insomnia, heart burn, a weakened immune system, weight gain and more. Gentle, soothing adaptogens help to alleviate stress and anxiety, reduce fatigue, and boost cognitive function. Adaptogens can be found any many natural plants. Ashwaganda is a common adaptogen that works to reduce stress and anxiety, while astragalus and rose combat fatigue. Tulsi (holy basil) reduces anxiety and depression, and goji berry can help boost energy and fight insomnia. Even mushrooms, CBD and CBG contain beneficial adaptogens. KAMU Vitality is packed with adaptogens and other potent ingredients.
Restful, full nights of sleep are essential to overall well-being. Cumulative sleep deprivation can take its toll by weakening the immune system and making us moody and forgetful. You don’t always have to resort to prescriptions meds to get a full night’s sleep. Putting down electronic devices before bed decreases exposure to blue light, known to impede sleep. Stay away from alcohol before bed and instead drink a soothing chamomile tea. Make sure and get some exercise during the day which helps with deep sleep. If your body isn’t producing enough melatonin for a restful sleep, KAMU Dream contains melatonin, 5-HTP, CBD, lavandin and other botanicals that support the system for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Even if it’s just a walk around the neighborhood, exercise is a necessary component for healthy living. Getting outside for fresh air and unplugging from the news and technology reduces stress, helps you get a better night’s sleep, and promotes increased circulation in the body. If you have access, try spending time in nature. Walking meditation helps to bring in awareness and presence, and the natural environment brings a sense of calm and grounding.
The best thing about laughter is that you don’t have to worry about dosage, timing, or supplementation! Get together with your best friends, read something entertaining, or watch a show that gives you the giggles. Laughter decreases stress and anxiety, leading to increased relaxation and joy.
Better health starts with knowledge and good decisions. By implementing the building blocks to better health, our bodies are given the foundation to function properly, increasing cognition, memory, creativity, physical ability, and overall happiness. Interested in how a daily CBD supplement can help? See the KAMU Labs line of high-quality cannabinoids, engineered to help restore, protect, and balance the body.