Hello and Welcome Back!

Hello and welcome back! It has now been a few weeks since we debuted Natura Premier to you all and hope in these past few weeks it has been just as exciting for you as it has been for us. You know our story and you know our passion for CBD so now let’s talk science… Why do we need CBD? Why is it beneficial for our mind and bodies? How can I use CBD? Thanks to recent legislation, the availability and popularity of CBD products has increased significantly, but there still seems to be lots of uncertainty about this natural botanical. So, let’s dive in!  

The cannabis plant has been used for a few thousand years, and some even say much longer than that! Although it was used for its natural healing properties many years ago as well, modern day research has opened up the door for much experiment and discussion for how cannabis and its active compounds can be used today. CBD works by interacting with our body’s natural cannabis-like molecules called the endocannabinoid system. We know, it’s a long word! But definitely worth learning about.  Scientists discovered the existence of cannabinoid receptors in our brains and bodies, including receptors CB1R and CB2R. Endocannabinoid receptors are found not only in the brain but throughout the body, including the skin, fat tissue, skeletal muscle, kidneys and more! CB1 receptors are mostly found in brain, but also seen in the liver, thyroid and bones. These receptors in the brain help regulate our movement, memory and aids in calming the nervous system. On the other hand, CB2 receptors are typically found in the immune system, spleen and gastrointestinal system and can help improve overall daily function inside the body. 

Overall, the endocannabinoid system’s main function is to stabilize all bodily functions, or in other words, help maintain homeostasis. Since the endocannabinoid system works in so many areas of our bodies, CBD is beneficial for mood boosting, sleep improvement, increased metabolism and immune health. Through much study and continuous research, scientists have suggested that our bodies produce CBD to encourage the production of more natural endocannabinoids. These endocannabinoids will then bind to receptors in our brain and bodies to reduce anxiety, pain and even inflammation. The benefits of CBD are endless!  Even more so, humans are not the only beings with endocannabinoid receptors, which is why we offer CBD products for pets as well!  

Yes, CBD can improve overall function but what about for specific disorders or dysfunction? In 2018 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug which included an active ingredient extracted from the cannabis plant. This medication, Epidiolex, is used to treat epilepsy, which research has shown to be a consistent treatment for two rare forms of seizures. The use of CBD for treatment of these seizures is slowly growing due to state legislation and laws, availability and education on the product. Epidiolex was a huge step in the CBD industry because it has shown how effective CBD can be even in very specific circumstances.  

We know, that is A LOT of information. Professional researchers and scientists are still learning! While there have been reliable and valid results with CBD use, there is always room to research other possibilities whether it be for treatment of physical and mental diseases or simply to help you relax before crawling into bed at night. Explore your options with CBD with us! You can purchase with us today at www.naturapremier.com and follow along with us on Instagram at @naturapremier and Like us Facebook at @naturapremiercbd. Stay up to date with customer stories, the latest CBD news and events happening here on our blog! If you have any questions E-mail us at info@naturapremier.com.  

Begin your CBD experience today! We promise you won’t regret it! 

Jess & Jenn