If you feel like you’re moving a mile a minute, you might not be too far off. Life these days is fast-paced, demanding, and busy. While we all have different ways of coping—eating well, exercising, practicing other self-care rituals, many of us miss the opportunity to tap into an essential partner on our journey toward health: the brain.
“The effects of our fast-paced lives can cause oxidative damage to the brain, hurting healthy brain cells, slowing us down, preventing the brain from getting enough oxygen, and causing us to underperform at our optimal cognitive level,” says Emerald Health Bioceuticals CEO Jade Beutler. We think it’s time to get to know your endocannabinoid system (ECS), your body’s largest neurotransmitter that delivers important messages to other systems, cells, tissues, and organs.
Memory and brain health is a hot topic in the geriatric community, especially when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. But the under 60 crowd should take notice, too. Scientists are still uncovering new research about how our brains work, but we do know the human brain is made up of 100 billion cells called neurons that fire about 200 times per second. Dealing with daily stressors at any age may lead to a variety of symptoms connected to your brain, like difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, or “brain fog.”
“Our bodies and minds are in desperate need to get back to a state of homeostasis, or balance, so we can think more clearly, stay focused longer, and get that cognitive edge we desire,” Beutler says. “The brain controls everything and paying closer attention to our cognitive health has a trickle-down effect on the rest of our well-being.”
“Our bodies and minds are in desperate need to get back to a state of homeostasis, or balance, so we can think more clearly, stay focused longer, and get that cognitive edge we desire.”
Enter, endocannabinoids, chemical compounds produced naturally in the body. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is our body’s receptor-site system responsible for maintaining balance, and harnessing it may be an effective way to help turn back the clock when it comes to cognitive damage. The ECS helps promote balance in our cells, tissues, and organs. “Our bodies contain receptor sites that can be activated by endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids (plant-based compounds that mimic endocannabinoids),” Beutler says. You might be familiar with two of the most popular phytocannabinoids—cannabis and CBD—but research shows other plants can also activate our ECS just as effectively.
In formulating the supplement EndoBrain, the team at Emerald Health Bioceuticals started with its proprietary phytocannabinoid blend called PhytoCann Complex—a doctor-formulated blend of cannabis-free herbs and botanicals that activate both CB1 and CB2 receptors. With your ECS covered, Emerald Health added an extra dose of brain-boosting powder in the form of two herbal extracts: Huperzine-A and Bacopa monnieri. “These centuries-old brain boosters are powerful agents in protecting brain health, enhancing memory, and in battling oxidative stress,” Beutler says.
This blend is the essential piece of EndoBrain, which may give memory and cognition a boost, aid in transmitting brain cells, and help protect the brain from oxidative damage.*
These five tips for improving cognitive health are relatively easy to adopt and basically, well, no-brainers.
*These statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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