Cannabis use can help mitigate issues associated with thyroid irregularities
The endocrine system uses signaling molecules (hormones) to keep the body’s systems in balance and functioning optimally. Any disruption of this delicate balance can cause various endocrine disorders with many symptoms. Science is analyzing the relationship between marijuana and the endocrine system. Normally, patients with such chronic diseases are treated with traditional medications. However, more and more patients are turning to cannabidiol (CBD) because it has the necessary effects to have a better quality of life.
CBD can regulate the functioning of the thyroid gland, improving the action of endogenous cannabinoids on the CB1 and CB2 receptors present in the thyroid. The important involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of appetite and energy metabolism allows CBD to be beneficial in the treatment of thyroid disorders.
The ECS (endocannabinoid system) of the human body exerts its strong influence in different ways. For example, it regulates the balance within various processes, such as thyroid function. Although human research on the subject is not yet extensive, an animal study1 was conducted in 2002, which found that CB1 receptors control the release of thyroid hormone.
In addition, it was found that cannabinoid administration can say something about thyroid hormone activity. A few years ago, research was conducted that found that cannabinoid receptors may theoretically be therapeutic targets for benign and malignant thyroid lesions. It was also shown that endocannabinoid receptors are located within sections of the brain.
The receptors transmit signals to the gland. This shows the likelihood that cannabinoids from the cannabis plant, such as CBD, influence the performance of the thyroid gland, the nervous system, and general health.