The connection between omega-3 fatty acids and CBD has been made. Research is on-going to decode what works for CBD and what doesn’t; the new entry into the “what works for CBD” category is omega-3s. The reason to make sure that your body gets plenty of omega-3s is to help protect your heart, improve your focus and give your immune system a fighting chance. But how does it help CBD function better? We shall find out…
The Link Between Cannabinoid And Your Body
The magic of CBD is well known; even CBD’s side effects profile is miniscule. But the way it works is less known.
The way in which CBD works its magic is by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system or the ECS. The ECS is one that is present in all mammals are is responsible in balancing and looking after function credited to the hunger, mental state, pain and even sleep. You can half guess why the ECS is so important now! The body produced its own line of cannabinoids to interact with receptor or sites on the endocannabinoid system. These are somewhat similar to the cannabinoid such as CBD.
The CBD works in a similar fashion, only that it interact with two specific receptors on the ECS called, CB1 and CB2.
Where Does Omega-3 Come In?
How do you think your body makes these “natural cannabinoids”? you guessed it, omega-3 fatty acid. These come in especially when the body is dealing with cannabinoids, as cannabinoids are fat-soluble. This means that cannabinoids needs to be near fats like the omega-3s to be broken down and metabolised.
Your Endocannabinoid System And Omega-3
There has been research that has helped us connect the link between ECS and the omega-3 fatty acids. The lack of these fatty acids in the diet caused the CB1 receptors to not function properly, because they were detached from the protein that it needed to work. How do you expect the CBD product to work well if the site that it has to engage is “detached”? there is loss of effectiveness and efficacy of the drug as a result; you won’t get the CBD benefits you are looking for. There were other studies that concluded agitated behaviour.
Making sure that you take in a diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids is the key. Try consuming more fatty fish such as tuna and salmon. If you are strictly vegetarian then simply you can get them from nuts such as walnuts or even flaxseed. If you are someone who can’t do both, then simply have a supplement! Whatever it is, make sure your body gets the omega-3 fatty acids that it needs!