Start your Day with Focus + Balance!
Ingredients: (Makes 2 smoothies with 20mgs of CBD in each!)
Organic Agave (A Dab)
Oat/Almond/Coconut Milk (1 cup)
Frozen Banana (1)
Organic CBD Crystals from Endoca:(1/10th Teaspoon or 4 Micro Scoops) (40mg)
– Endoca’s 99% Pure CBD Crystals deliver maximum CBD purity.
– Maximize health & maintain a healthy lifestyle while improving mental clarity.
Mango: Meat from 1 Mango
● U.S. mangoes are in season from January through August, peaking in June.
● Mangos contain fiber, potassium, fiber, antioxidants (such as beta carotene and vitamin C), and bioflavonoids (the compounds that help plants capture energy from the sun, and when eaten, aid the body’s immune system).
● Rich in the terpene Myrcene, mangos enhance the therapeutic properties of CBD
○ Myrcene is found in both hemp and marijuana as well. This plant chemical cuts the blood brain barrier of the body, which allows for further uptake of cannabinoids. In marijuana, this terpene is responsible for either an indica or sativa effect—indicas have more than 0.5% myrcene and sativas have less than 0.5%
○ Myrcene works as a Muscle relaxant & sleep aid.
● The Ayurvedic “King of Fruits” as described in ancient Sanskrit literature
○ Ayurveda is the “knowledge of life,” this ancient Indian wisdom sees life as intricately interwoven. The art and science of Ayurveda work to harmonize our internal and external worlds. Ayurveda considers mangos balancing for all 3 doshas (main substances/elements present in an individual’s make-up), supporting for all the 7 dhatus (body tissues) and energizing for all.
Hemp Hearts: (2 Tbsp)
● Contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. Rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They have a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3.
● About 25% of the calories in hemp seeds come from protein. Further, they contain all the essential amino acids, making them a complete protein source.
Roasted Pumpkins Seeds with Sea Salt: (2 Tbsp finely chopped)
● Rich in antioxidants, iron, antioxidants, fiber, zinc, and magnesium (healthy magnesium levels are important for your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, as well as heart and bone health)
I have an Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system is a 6 million year old system of the mammalian body and is involved in every process of the body. It is one of the most basic systems of the body, yet it was only discovered in the 90s!
But what does this system do? It controls inflammation in both the brain and the body. For mental stress, the ECS modulates the HPA Axis Pathway (the body’s main stress response system), calming it when there is too much inflammation. For physical stress on the body, the cannabinoids cluster to where there is too much or too little inflammation and activate CB receptors to decrease inflammation and restore homeostasis. Cannabinoids are instrumental for healthy physiological functioning of the mind and body.
If endocannabinoids are already controlling inflammation, why utilize phytocannabinoids (CBD) from hemp?
In modern life there’s pollution, inflammatory food, too little sleep, too much worry, excessive exposure to phone alerts/social media/etc, and everything has to be done ASAP. Many of us are walking around with too much stress and too little cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are used to counteract stress, but over time we may not have enough endocannabinoids to properly activate our CB Receptors (the most abundant receptors of the body). This means that inflammation in the mind or body can go unchecked and disease could form. The cannabinoid CBD works by stopping the enzyme that degrades our natural endocannabinoid 2-AG, so that our endocannabinoid system can run optimally and we can come back to balance. This is how the plant medicine, CBD, can prevent disease by maintaining homeostasis in the body.
All over the world, throughout time, people have
been using this plant as medicine. Before the prohibition
of hemp in the 1930s, everyone had cannabis in their
An Article By Evie Louise
Evie Louise is a recent psychology graduate from New York University. She is a certified in International Cannabinoid Clinical Therapy. Evie sees all forms of the cannabis sativa plant as the future of psychiatry, and hopes to use it in her therapy practice as a full spectrum approach to mental health and wellness.