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The goal of our website is to introduce you to and increase your awareness of the endocannabinoid system for the purpose of empowering you to become better advocates for the health, wellness and quality of life for yourself and those you care for.
We have an incredible opportunity to help improve and save as many lives as possible simply through thoughtful education about this incredible system that we all have within us.
Endocannabinoid System 101
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What is the endocannabinoid (eCS) system?
We all have an endogenous cannabinoid system, or endocannabinoid system (eCS) within our bodies and it plays a critical role in our overall health and wellness.
Endocannabinoids and their associated receptors are located throughout our bodies: in our brains, organs, connective tissue, glands, and immune cells. The system performs different tasks across a variety of tissues with one unified goal – homeostasis, or “the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment”(1)
Symptoms of Endocannabinoid Deficiency:
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD) was coined by Dr. Ethan Russo in 2004 to describe the symptoms he found when a person does not have enough endocannabinoid system signaling. It is also referred to as Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome (CEDS).
Most of the diseases related to CECD and/or CEDS include:
- chronic pain
- dysfunctional immune systems
- mood imbalances
This is not surprising because the eCS is a huge player in the regulation of these processes.
The Role of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Treating Deficiencies:
While our bodies make our own cannabinoids, cannabinoids from plants affect the eCS as well. Plant-based cannabinoids are called phytocannabinoids, and can bind to our eCS receptors the same way that endocannabinoids do. Phytocannabinoids, like those found in cannabis, have been shown in clinical settings to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and antioxidant effects. Though scientists continue to do further research, it is believed that phytocannabinoids help bring balance to both overactive and underactive systems.
For people who have been diagnosed with CECD or CEDS, phytocannabinoid supplements may be essential nutrients to restore health and wellness.
For healthy people, phytocannabinoid supplements may be a powerful tool to prevent disease.
Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned”.
Conditions That Can Benefit From Treatment:
- ADD and ADHD
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Colitis and Crohn’s
- Endocrine Disorders
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Heart Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Mood Disorders
- Motion Sickness
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Neuropathic Pain
- Osteoporosis/Bone Health
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prion/Mad Cow disease
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Skin Conditions
- Sleep Disorders
- Spinal Cord Injury