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An ECS deficiency could explain why cannabis is helpful for some people — it contains more than 100 cannabinoids, including the psychoactive THC, cannabidiol (CBD), and terpenes. The latter two are not psychoactive.

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CBD and terpenes are now widely recognized for their medicinal effects, however, there is controversy around whether they are medicinal on their own or must be taken together and with THC. There is also controversy over whether these compounds are as effective if they come from non-psychoactive hemp versus cannabis.

Research of medical marijuana has taught us about our own endocannabinoid system (ECS) — cell receptors that play a vital role in inflammation, appetite, pain, mood, memory, and even cancer prevention. Cannabinoid receptors respond to compounds in cannabis, or marijuana, but the good news is you don’t require cannabis to activate them. Because of their role in autoimmune health, it’s worth knowing about the ECS when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid.

There are no established guidelines when it comes to using CBD, terpenes, or THC for Hashimoto’s low thyroid, although there are plenty of anecdotal stories about medical marijuana.

Lastly, CBD also probably impacts your thyroid gland indirectly by influencing your hypothalamic function.

In our case, this stimulation is a positive thing as it may help promote T3 production directly and conversion of T3 from T4.

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This is not well understood but it appears that CBD reduces inflammation by increasing levels of IL-10 while simultaneously decreasing pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-2, IL-3, INF-y, and TNF-alpha.

Studies show that CBD can reduce the amount of T4 and T3 that the thyroid gland produces while also reducing the TSH (6).

Medications are created to impact very specific enzymes or receptors and may not impact ANY other cellular components.