Pressure and stress at work combined with a million other distractions often causing employees to lose productivity at work. To combat this feeling of lethargy and boredom at work, many individuals find ways to boost their energy at the office.
Cannabinoid is a word that is used in the industry of cannabis – but did you know that there are many other types of cannabinoids found in Mother Nature’s complex web?
- Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids formed by plants;
- Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids formed within the body of humans and animals;
- Synthetic cannabinoids the cannabinoids formed in a laboratory.
Interesting is the fact that cannabis is not the only plant producing healing phytocannabinoids. Many superfoods (as well as flowers) encompass the healing properties that sustain our endocannabinoid system.
There are also a few plants that are common as well as contain compounds that impersonate the biological of the classic cannabinoid but have a slightly varied structure. These are called “cannabimimetic compounds”. In other words, there are different cannabis strains to use for medical purposes.
Cacao (Theobroma cacao)
Theobroma cacao, translated as “cacao, foods of the gods”, is a superfood that has many therapeutic assets. Cacao contains several different “happy brain” chemicals such as theobromine, tryptophan, phenylethylamine, and anandamide.
Anandamide – Our Natural THC
This is full of anandamide, an endocannabinoid produced naturally in the human brain; it controls memory, mood, and appetite as well as pain perception. Anandamide is referred to as the “bliss” neurotransmitter because it grows a euphoric “high” when it is released – it is referred to as the body’s natural THC. Anandamide that is plant-derived (as found in cacao) stays longer in the body, drawing out a joyful feeling longer than the average runner’s high. Cannabis and Cacao are the only known plants having compounds that attach to various receptor sites in the human brain in a “lock & key” system.