Pavlovian fear conditioning is defined as “a behavioral paradigm in which organisms learn to predict aversive events.” This can occur when an aversive stimulus, like a painful sensation, is associated with a particular neutral context, like a room or a sound–resulting in the expression of fear responses to the originally neutral stimulus.
What researchers have been finding though is that these neural pathways that have been created in the brain can be modulated and rendered “extinct.”
Fear conditioning extinction is the process of “a decline in conditioned fear responses following non-reinforced exposure to a feared conditioned stimulus.” What this means is that learned fear is unlearned and averse events that once created a fear response, do not cause the same fear response as they once did.
These different plant compounds are able to communicate with the endocannabinoid system, which is a neuromodulatory system naturally present within us humans as well as other animals. Phytoannabinoids communicate with CB1 and CB2 receptors all throughout the body, which “regulates and controls many of our most critical bodily functions such as learning and memory, emotional processing, sleep, temperature control, inflammatory and immune responses, and eating.”
Where this gets compelling is that research has shown that the naturally-occurring phytocannabinoid “cannabidiol” can modulate learned fear in 4 major ways:
1. It strongly modulates fear expression.
2. It disrupts memory reconsolidation, which leads to sustained fear attenuation upon memory retrieval.
3. It enhances extinction, the psychological process in which exposure modulates learned fear.
4. It acutely reduces the experience of auditory fear expression.
The use of naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp continues to grow throughout the world for both humans and animals, especially in relation to mood support, brain health, focus, outlook, healthy sleep cycles and modulation of a healthy inflammatory response within the body.
While CBD is commonly used and known, it is just one naturally-occurring phytocannabinoid found within the hemp plant and research has shown that consuming the 120 plus different phytocannabinoids can be more supportive than consuming just one CBD cannabinoid alone.
This creates a phenomenon in the brain and body known as “The Entourage Effect” and is defined as the combination of compounds found within the hemp that plant work synergistically together to create unique effects that might not be experienced through the use of single, isolated compounds alone. In other words, “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts” when using the full spectrum of phytocannabinoids within the hemp plant and its oil.
With over 3,500 other companies in the hemp oil / cbd oil industry, we are bringing to market a unique solution that stands on its own merit because of a few major differentiating factors:
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Our gentle hand-pressed infusion method uses organic coconut MCT oil, and is free of harsh CO2 and hexane extraction methods.
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Not only does our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil contain the CBD compound, but also 119 other phytonutrients found naturally within the hemp plant.
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DHA, Light, Algae Oil and The Quantum Brain
What would be your reaction if you heard someone state that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is more important than DNA itself?
This is exactly what Michael Crawford, the Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at Imperial College in London, states.
Michael has won numerous awards and is a great example of a multi-disciplinarian with extensive knowledge in health, wellness, genetics, quantum biology and more.
He won the International Award for Modern Nutrition for work on unsaturated fatty acids in early human brain development and health, and in 2012 published a shockwave paper titled, “A quantum theory for the irreplaceable role of docosahexaenoic acid in neural cell signaling throughout evolution.”
Most molecules in nature have change over the course of a very long “time”, perhaps millions or billions of years to adapt its ability to function in the most energy-efficient and optimal way.
In his paper, he states, “this extreme conservation in electrical signaling membranes despite great genomic change suggests it was DHA dictating to DNA rather than the generally accepted other way around.
We offer a theoretical explanation based on the quantum mechanical properties of DHA for such extreme conservation. The unique molecular structure of DHA allows for quantum transfer and communication of pi-electrons, which explains the precise depolarisation of retinal membranes and the cohesive, organized neural signaling which characterizes higher intelligence.”
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for brain health, heart health, eye health, a healthy inflammatory response and brain development during pregnancy and early childhood, and much more.
This long-chain omega-3 fatty acid needs to be consumed and it functions in cell membranes throughout the body to help transmit messages between the nervous system.
DHA is also readily oxidized, so the body uses it and then needs a continual fresh supply to function optimally.
Most people automatically equate omega-3’s to fish oil, but did you know that it is the Algae that contains the DHA? The fish eat the algae, and are thus, an intermediary source.
But the “fish in the middle” isn’t absolutely necessary.
We can go straight to the source and get nature’s true, pure and original DHA source.
In nature, fish don’t make omega-3s. The organism that captures sunlight to create DHA is this golden algae. It is nature’s solar panel. More information on this quantum mechanical effect will be discussed below.
DHA is used as a major building block in the growth of new neurons and has been shown to increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
This is the protein that is part of a group of growth factors known as neurotrophins, which encourages survival and strengthening of existing neurons and also encourages the “growth and differentiation of new neurons and synapses.”
It is also sometimes called the “Master Omega” for maximizing mental and cognitive speed and efficiency.
Going a bit further, we know that the human brain contains an astonishing 86 billion neurons and has an estimated 150 trillion synapses.
It is here where neurons send and receive electrical signals that convey information to each other and throughout the entire nervous system.
Thus, we can view the human brain as a battery that has voltage–and it is DHA that is responsible for generating this voltage across cell membranes.
DHA, Eye Health, Light and the Pineal Gland
While reading a book for an hour, the eyes make an average of over 10,000 coordination movements while the average person blinks up to 15,000 times per day.
In order to do this, there are certain structural components in the eyes that are needed to make this happen.
DHA happens to be among the most important.
Keep in mind though that the eyes can only perceive 0.0035 % of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. We perceive this 0.0035% as the colors of the rainbow and the varying shades in between. This portion of the spectrum is what we see as we go about our day.
The retina of the eye contains an astonishing 91 million rods and about 4.5 million cones, all of which have DHA-loaded membranes that act as photoreceptors and capture the visible spectrum of light.
These photoreceptors in the eye convert the energy from photons (waves of light) from the Sun into electricity, which then is relayed throughout the nervous system.
Photons from the sun hit the retina and are converted to an electrical signal that the brain can then translate. DHA is vital to this process and as discussed above, is the reason we are even able to read and interpret these words right now.
Relating to our two outward facing eyes is that of the pineal gland, sometimes referred to as the “3rd eye” or “Seat of the Soul.”
Neurons within the pineal gland are also loaded with DHA and it has been shown that changes in DHA levels correlate nicely with the healthy function of the pineal gland and proper melatonin production.
DHA, DNA and Quantum Tunneling
This leads to the elephant in the room: What makes DHA so unique and special?
The work of Crawford states that DHA is “nothing less than a natural semiconductor, with a unique ability to accurately and coherently transmit signals via quantum mechanical processes. That’s why it is concentrated in the eyes and brain. Each is essentially a signal processor. It is modulated, as a semiconductor modulates an electrical signal to compute and store memory.”
This also involves a process that should be very specially stated, which is that of quantum tunneling.
Quantum tunneling “is the process through which a particle passes through an energy barrier despite lacking the energy required to overcome the barrier, as would be defined by classical physics.”
In other words, quantum tunneling breaks the “conventional” laws of physics.
Ascent Nutrition’s Algae Oil DHA uses a wild-type strain of algae that is uniquely water extracted to produce the cleanest, purest DHA in the world.
It is also 3rd party tested and has shown that it not only meets, but far exceeds cleanliness and safety standards set for microbial analysis testing and the testing of heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.
It also has the best price among all algae oil companies out there for DHA per $ spent.