​Meditation, Anandamide and Phytocannabinoids

Dec 21st 2018

People have been practicing the art of meditation for thousands of years. The practice of quieting the mind and achieving a mindful focus on a particular thought, object or activity takes just that, practice, and a whole lot of it. I often find that many beginner meditators get frustrated early on and give up. If that sounds like you, don’t worry! 

There are many tools available to assist you, such as, guided meditation audios, group meditations, and even apps. It’s easy to forget while meditating that the function of our brain is to think. So why do we get upset when our brain is doing its job? This happens to everyone at times, so don’t worry, you’re not alone. For this I suggest a notepad and pen nearby to grab and scribble on; doing this releases you of being a prisoner to the thought. Another exercise is to just become aware of the thought, take a deep breath, and repeat to yourself, “oh well, peace”. Before you know it you will be a pro, sharing your own experiences. 

So what does this have to do with CBD? I’m so glad you asked! 

Recent scientific studies have proven that meditation provokes real changes in our bodies and in our minds, decreasing pain and anxiety and increasing balance and happiness. In 1992, the first endocannabinoid was discovered in the body; Anandamide. Anandamide is found in the part of the brain which is responsible for pain and anxiety, and also consciousness and balance. Phytocannabidiol, or CBD oil, affects this receptor in the brain as well, relieving pain and anxiety while increasing the bliss or feel good chemical. This knowledge that we currently have about functional medicine and alternative healing allows us to achieve homeostasis by taking ownership of our health matters. 

A daily dose of My Hemp Benefits 650 mg CBD oil, for maintenance, alongside 20 minutes of daily meditation could be just what you need. Go all the way and change your diet and exercise, one day at a time.