September 20, 2021
As we make our way further into the technology age, advancements in biology and medicine grant us valuable insights into how our bodies work and how we can better care for them. While we learn more about the transmitter systems within us, we glean knowledge on how to fight and cure disease as well as how to experience a better quality of life. In recent years, scientists have discovered and began study on a transmitter system known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) — one that is proving to be quite vital to our well-being.
As can probably be gathered from the name, the Endocannabinoid System is interestingly related to a plant we know as Cannabis. A better understanding of this newly discovered transmitter system begins with understanding cannabis and its fundamental compounds.
Cannabis, though sometimes used synonymously with the drug marijuana, is actually a genus of plants that has been used extensively throughout history. Known for its medicinal properties as well as its applications in papermaking, cloth weaving, and yarn spinning, cannabis plants have proven to be a trusted crop in times both past and present.
Simply put, cannabinoids are specific compounds within the cannabis plant and are in number about 66— so far. When speaking about these compounds, there are two of them that have become widely recognized and well-studied. They are known as THC and CBD.
This is the compound responsible for most psychoactive effects experienced with cannabis consumption. Substances that contain concentrated amounts of THC remain criminalized at the federal level as well as in a number of states.
CBD is the second most prevalent compound in cannabis and is non-psychoactive. It does not produce any kind of high and is legal at the federal level, readily available in most parts of the United States. Research has shown that CBD can provide a number of benefits to both body and mind.
As is the case with our other transmitter systems, the ECS comprises a vast network of signals and receptors that are highly concentrated in the brain and exist throughout the body. The role of the ECS is still under study but we do know that this system helps to regulate a number of our most vital bodily functions such as:
Specialized receptors within this system known as cannabinoid receptors act as authorities over neurotransmitters or “signal senders”, essentially regulating how the brain functions. In order for these receptors to carry out their responsibilities, they recruit the help of molecules called Endocannabinoids.
These molecules produced in the body, have a structure similar to compounds within the cannabis plant. Endocannabinoids stimulate cannabinoid receptors and work to keep everything in check. In so many words, the endocannabinoids are the laborers of the operation while the cannabinoid receptors are the decision-makers, sending directives to neurotransmitters in the brain.
When the ECS becomes dysregulated, it often results in the decreased production of endocannabinoids. This deficiency is a recognized medical condition known as clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD) and has been tied to a number ills including:
Reason leads many medical professionals to believe that the introduction of cannabinoids to the body may help with ECS regulation, restoring the balance that CECD fights against. Research is currently underway and looks very promising. Cannabinoids have demonstrated an ability to block spinal, peripheral, and gastrointestinal mechanisms that cause a number of conditions. In short, findings suggest that CECD may be suitably addressed with cannabinoid medicines such as those that contain CBD.
Never heard of the ECS until today? That’s okay, neither have most. The important thing is that we begin to appreciate its role in sustaining our bodies and minds. In light of what has been discovered, medical experts are beginning to explore more deeply the positive effects cannabinoid compounds such as CBD can have.
As mentioned before, CBD oils are completely safe and legal, readily available for use. If you have questions about full-spectrum CBD oil products or CBD isolates, feel free to browse our store.
September 09, 2021
Anxiety is a common condition. In many instances, anxiety can manifest temporarily in times of stress disappearing shortly after the waters calm. However, in some people, anxiety manifests as a constant burden— a persistent and excessive worry that affects everyday life. In fact, over 18 percent of the U.S population suffers from weighty anxiety disorders each year. But what if we told you humans aren’t the only ones?
Here’s a little-known fact:
Just as we are susceptible to battles with mental illness— specifically anxiety— so are our dogs and cats. Although it may seem strange, anxiety in pets is just as real and burdensome as it can be with us. To make matters worse, dogs and cats don’t often have the tools or resources to recognize, let alone cope with their condition. This causes fear within the animal and often manifests as unusual or poor behavior.
Studies show that the most common causes for anxiety in dogs and cats are cruelty, abuse, or neglect. For this reason, rescue animals are particularly prone. Another common cause is separation. Pets, specifically dogs, form strong attachments to their guardians and experience fear when left alone for long periods of time. This is why Fido can be a tad overbearing when you enter the door after a long day at work.
Regardless of the cause, it is important to recognize when your pet may have anxiety so it can be properly addressed.
Luckily, pets aren’t particularly keen on hiding their emotions— a rather endearing quality. This makes anxiety a bit easier to identify.
Dogs that are destructive or disruptive often have unaddressed anxiety. You may also notice:
Anxiety in cats manifests quite differently than in dogs. Here are some signs your cat may be experiencing anxiety:
Unfortunately, treating pet anxiety is not as simple as calling up a counselor and talking through options. However, there are prescribed medications that have been known to help. The only problem is many of these medications can cause negative side effects, complicating matters even further. Thankfully, Mett Naturals provides another solution.
CBD has proven to be ideal for natural support and the treatment of many conditions. While traditionally extracted for human consumption, CBD has been found to be completely safe for pets, providing tremendous benefits. In addition, no prescription is required for CBD, it is abundantly available, and perfectly legal at the state and federal levels.
At Mett Naturals, our pet CBD products find their origins in the flowers, leaves, and stocks of farm-grown hemp plants. Unlike hemp oil which is derived from hemp seeds and contains no CBD, CBD oil is a lab-tested, safe, and natural remedy to common ills such as anxiety. Because it contains virtually no THC, hemp-derived CBD produces no high at all— only effects that relieve.
A common rule of thumb is to administer 1 mg per 10 pounds of body weight. With time, it may be appropriate to adjust your pet’s dose to 2-3 mg per 10 pounds. CBD oil can be easily incorporated into food, or placed on top of a treat for easy consumption. The effects of CBD will last up to 8 hours.
When it comes to treating anxiety in your pets, CBD is a safe, natural remedy that can yield tremendously positive results. If you have a pet with anxiety, consider trying out our specialized pet CBD oil, extracted specifically for that purpose. If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at email@example.com today.
August 31, 2021
We spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping. Sleep is as essential to our survival as food and water, helping the brain and body function properly. Interestingly enough, the biological purpose of sleep remains largely unknown, however, everyone alive needs a healthy amount of it. As it turns out, the process of sleep is quite layered and complex, opening up the opportunity for a number of related challenges.
Although we may lay our heads on a pillow and experience the passage from night to morning in an instant, there is actually a lot going on while we slumber.
Sleep is better thought of as a cycle than a constant state. According to the sleep foundation, there are four stages of sleep, the fourth being the deepest, most impactful stage. We pass through all four stages in about 90 minutes, which means a healthy night of sleep is the completion of about four to six cycles.
As soon as we enter the first stage of sleep, our bodies begin operating differently than when we are awake. Heart rate slows, hormones are released, body temperature drops, nervous impulses are dialed back, and respiration eases. At this time, the body is able to undergo a number of restorative processes including:
Unfortunately, sleep has its enemies and some of us have more disruptive run-ins than others. There are around 80 diagnosable sleep disorders, but the top offenders include:
These conditions make it difficult for individuals to either enter the sleep cycle at all or complete a full cycle without interruption.
The consequences of chronic sleep loss can impact one’s daily life and well-being in a number of ways. Studies show that lack of sleep may have wide-ranging effects including:
At the end of the day, none of the things listed above are desirable outcomes in the least. If sleep quality is an issue for you, it may be time to seek out an effective aid.
In a recent study, 72 adults presenting concerns of poor sleep or anxiety were observed and scored. After data was recorded, these adults were treated with Cannabidiol (CBD).
The results? Two-thirds of these patients improved their sleep scores within the first month of CBD use.
Research shows that CBD has a calming effect on the nervous system, making it an advocate for productive sleep. For this reason, about 10 percent of those who use CBD do so specifically to help them sleep better. Many people are beginning to gravitate towards CBD instead of prescription drugs citing adverse effects from a wide variety of pharmaceuticals. CBD is showing to be safer, easier on the body, and effective at treating a variety of sleep conditions.
Given the results of clinical trials, it is best to begin with a CBD dose of around 25-50mg, slowly increasing until results are optimal. Some individuals find smaller doses more effective, while some require slightly larger amounts.
If you are suffering from sleep loss and feel as though it is having a negative impact on your day-to-day life, CBD may be an effective solution for you. At Mett Naturals, we carry a number of quality, hemp-derived, carefully extracted CBD products that are safe and natural for the body. For more information, feel free to browse our shop.
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