Written by Gina Jaeger, PhD
- The endocannabinoid system is a complex cell-signaling network responsible for numerous vital physiological functions
- Endocannabinoids are molecules synthesized from omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids to help restore homeostasis
- A diet high in omega-3s can promote endocannabinoid synthesis and shift the balance towards a higher proportion of beneficial omega-3 endocannabinoids
Chances are, you’ve probably heard about CBD, and how the many molecules it contains (cannabinoids) can benefit health and wellness. In fact, according to the most recent national poll, 1 in 7 of you reading this article are already using phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids derived from plants) for their various physiological effects and functions.1
But do you understand how cannabinoids “work” within the body? And did you know that simple adjustments to your diet can promote your body’s natural production of molecules called endocannabinoids? Read on to discover how you can support your endocannabinoid system with or without external sources of cannabinoids.