Omega-3 fatty acids play a key role in supporting health and wellbeing.
The omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) can contribute to the maintenance of normal brain function, heart function and vision.
Meanwhile, the omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – when taken alongside DHA – can contribute to normal heart function and normal blood function.
Omega-3 fatty acids also play an important role in supporting healthy cell membranes, and they can have a unique relationship with CBD. But how exactly does this work and how could it benefit you?
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. CBD is a naturally occurring, non-psychotropic compound extracted from hemp plants.
CBD is a phytocannabinoid, and it’s been shown to be able to interact with the endocannabinoid system.
How Does the Endocannabinoid System Work?
The endocannabinoid system is a cell-signalling network that’s spread throughout the body. It relies on healthy cell membranes (which omega-3 fatty acids can help to support) to function at its best.
Our endocannabinoid systems are comprised of:
- Endocannabinoids, which are a type of molecule made by the body
- Receptors, which endocannabinoids can bind to, signalling that the wider endocannabinoid system needs to take action
- Enzymes, which can help to break down endocannabinoids that are no longer needed
The endocannabinoid system plays a key role in helping to balance a number of processes around the body, including:
- Immune system function
- Pain receptors
- Sleep cycle
- Learning and memory
It’s believed that omega-3 essential fatty acids are involved in the production of endocannabinoids, while CBD is thought to interact with the endocannabinoid system, enabling endocannabinoids themselves to have longer-lasting results.
MINAMI CBD + Omega-3
CBD is fat-soluble, which means it needs fats (such as omega-3s) in order to be utilised by the body, so it makes sense to take the two together.
We love to innovate at MINAMI, and we’re extremely proud of our first-of-its-kind MINAMI CBD + Omega-3 formula.