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Dr. Ara Suppiah on Endocannabinology + SHIELD


(n.) the study of the endocannabinoid system


What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a system in your body that was disovered just 30 years ago and is responsible for the regulation and balancing of many processes in the body. Think of your endocannabinoid system like an orchestral conductor and the rest of your systems the orchestra. Without the conductor the orchestra may sound out of harmony and balance. Likewise, without a healthy properly functioning endocannabinoid system many of our bodily processes may not work as efficiently as they should.

Your Endocannabinoid system is strengthened and properly ran by naturally-reoccuring cannabinoids that your body develops.

So if we have this system and it works naturally why do we needs supplemental cannabinoids like CBD?
The reason why CBD is so valuable to your endocannabinoid system is because many of us are cannabinoid deficient. Therefore, supplmental cannabinoids like CBD can help ensure our edocaanibinoid system operates more effectively.

You can also access cannabinoids in many different plants such as clove, black pepper, Echinacea, broccoli, ginseng, and carrots to name a few. Unfortunately the Standard American Diet has become less plant-based leading to an even higher deficiency of cannabinoids.

How does the Endocannabinoid System affect performance?

The endocannabinoid system can indirectly affect performance by directly affecting a number of systems that directly affect performance. For example, your nervous system might be off balance making it difficult for your mind to calm down at night, and consequently making it harder to fall asleep…which might lead to not being able to get 7-8 hours of proper sleep and therefore not allow you to recover. And without recovery, performance is comprimised!

How do you care for your Endocannabinoid System?

Holistically! I love the PRōZE philosophy of how to love organically fierce. Having a health y endocannabinoid system is a result of being healthy. Be mindful of what you eat, incorporate more greens int your diet but also don’t forget to move your body, be mindful of your mental wellness, and care for your soul!

What’s your favorite product and why?

I love them all! But right now I am focusing on using SHIELD and having all my patients use SHIELD. The reason being is because if there was ever a time to super charge our immune system it’s now. One of the main reasons I partnered with PRōZE is because the formulations are more than just CBD- CBD is great, but when you pair CBD with ingredients like the ones SHIELD has- ashwagandha reishi mushroom, and turmeric- now you are really optimizing CBD and all of it’s benefits.

Our immune system is our #1 defense, it is what protect us, especially at a time like now. I have developed what I call my PRō immunity tincture that I take every morning. That is warm water, lemon, cayenne, and a dropper of SHIELD! I chug that every morning before I head out the door.