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Jul 07 , 2020
Some of us may take have taken Omega 3 capsules or Cod Liver Oil before. Either to help us concentrate or simply to look after our general wellbeing, but not many of us know why they are important.
A simple way to understand why they are important is by picturing them as the 'Gatekeepers' of whats known as the Endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is a complex cell signalling system responsible for regulating sleep, mood and the amount of pain we feel among other things. Its comprised of Endocannabinoids, Receptors and Enzymes that break down the endocannabinoids.
Omega 3's and Omega 6's are the building blocks for our bodies naturally occurring Endocannabinoids which play a key part in the functioning of the ECS.
They are broken down into the endocannabinoids that are involved in the functioning of the ECS. The type of Fatty acid we consume influences the effect we get. I.e if we consume more Omega 3's we get more of certain effects than if we consumed more Omega 6's.
A 2009 study showed that Omega 3 can play an important role in helping those that suffer with depression and studies on animals suggest they can play a further role in reducing anxiety and boosting cognitive function.
One study suggested that Omega 3 may be of some benefit for Parkinsons patients and another study showed that for individuals aged between 51-72 years old, a 5 week course of daily omega 3 can help improve their cognitive function. The anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3 could even benefit those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, helping reduce the pain and the need for certain medications.
The Ratio between the amount of Omega 3 and Omega 6 we get is important to our wellbeing and interestingly, Hemp seeds and Hemp Oil are one of the few foods that contain what is believed to be the near perfect concentration of both for human beings.
CBD is derived from Hemp and may also play a role in supplementing the ECS. Its suggested that CBD can boost enzyme activity that helps us to produce more of our naturally occurring Endocannabinoids and therefore aid the work of the ECS.
What about Paracetamol?
Even after 100 years of using Paracetamol, we still can't agree on how it works. Its suggested that Paracetamol may work in a number of different ways. Two of those ideas involve the Endocannabinoid system.
Paracetamol changes when ingested and activates the THC (delta9-tetrahydocannabinol) receptors whilst simultaneously increasing the volume of endocannabinoids in a similar way as CBD is proposed to.
So incorporating Fish Oil or CBD Oil may be a great way to supplement the Endocannabinoid system as studies show that both can potentially have a positive impact on its function.
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