Common mistakes part I.

From the "Common Misconceptions" series: Misconception 1: "Chronic stress damages the endocannabinoid system and leads to low endocannabinoid values." Source: Wanitschek / Vigl: Use cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) correctly.

I've bought some books on CBD in the past few days. Including those with a good placement on the Amazon ranking list. They sprout like mushrooms from the ground.

Often there are very fundamental errors in it, which probably spread simply because one person copies from the other.

So, today, some basic information about the endocannabinoid system. The main purpose of the endocannabinoid system is to restore the activity of other neurotransmitters (e.g. glutamate, GABA, noradrenaline, glycine, etc.) to normal. If, for example, there is increased activity of neurotransmitters in a region of the brain that is responsible for processing pain, then more endocannabinoids are released in order to reduce this activity and thus also the perception of pain. The same goes for spasticity, nausea, epilepsy, etc. So when the body is in a state of stress, the concentration of endocannabinoids is high. Vigorous sporting activity, which is associated with exertion to the limit, also activates the endocannabinoid system. Good relaxation and serenity is characterized, among other things, by the fact that the activity of the endocannabinoid system and the concentrations of the best-known endocannabinoids 2-AG and anandamide are very low. A good endocannabinoid system responds appropriately to the needs of the body and mind. Constantly high endocannabinoid concentrations, i.e. permanent stress, is anything but good.