Cannabis has come a long way. Once loathed by many, it has now been acknowledged by many health professionals for its medicinal properties.
Despite that acknowledgment, the full extent of its therapeutic properties isn't yet known. Further still, many people are simply not aware of the illnesses which can be treated by using cannabis.
One such ailment is endogenous cannabinoid deficiency disorder, a condition which has been correlated with irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, and a few other illnesses.
But what exactly is this disorder? How is it diagnosed? How can you use cannabinoids to treat it?
Follow along as we take you through some of the specifics of cannabinoid deficiency and its remedies.
The Endocannabinoid System
Over the last two decades or so, the endocannabinoid system has become a topic of interest in. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it was becoming an emerging target of pharmacotherapy in the medical community as early as 2008.
Studies have implicated the system in “a growing number of physiological functions, both in the central and peripheral nervous systems and in peripheral organs.” Further still, “modulating the activity of the endocannabinoid system turned out to hold therapeutic promise in a wide range of disparate diseases and pathological conditions.”
These conditions range from “mood and anxiety disorders” to cancer. These studies say little to nothing, however, about cannabinoid deficiency and how it can affect the body.
Medical professionals have taken a strong interest in the endocannabinoid system and its role in the body.
There has been little research, though, about the impact that a cannabinoid can have on the body. Hence the reason so many people are unaware of the fact that the disorder even exists.
So what exactly does the deficiency entail?
As its name suggest, endogenous cannabinoid deficiency disorder is thought to be a condition in which the body does not have a sufficient supply of cannabinoids. Not much is known about what causes the condition. Research suggests, though, that underlying issues could cause a person to develop the deficiency.
But how does a person even know they have a deficiency that must be treated?
As we stated earlier, the condition has been correlated with a few other ailments. One of those ailments is irritable syndrome (IBS), a condition which can be accompanied constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramps. The causes of IBS are currently unknown, and there is currently no cure.
Migraines and Fibromyalgia have also been correlated with the deficiency. As in the case of IBS, these disorders do not have any known cures for the time being.
If you have any of these conditions, you should start looking to your endocannabinoid system for some answers. Once you've determined that you have the condition, you can begin treatment.
Cannabinoids have been a major game changer for individuals who are struggling with a vast array of illnesses. Some health professionals now, for example, prescribe cannabis to cancer patients. Several of these patients have reported that it helps ease their pain.
Cannabinoids can help you manage your cannabinoid deficiency just as it has helped cancer patients. We're not, however, just talking about medical marijuana. There are, after all, several ways to ingest your cannabinoids.
That said, we're going to recommend some nutritional means of managing your cannabinoid deficit. From flowers to flax seeds, you're sure to find one that agrees with you.
“Echinacea” is really just a fancy name for the coneflower. The coneflower is a plant which belongs to the daisy family, and it has medicinal uses.
Coneflowers contain cannabinoids which interact with certain cannabinoid receptors. Not all species of coneflowers, though, contain those cannabinoids.
The receptor which the coneflower interacts with helps regulate pain. It also helps regulate the body's inflammatory response. Consequently, coneflower could help alleviate the symptoms of ailments like migraines and Fibromyalgia.
Other types of daisies also contain cannabinoids, so be on the lookout for them.
Flax seeds are touted as a superfood. They're especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and they add a punch to many breakfast options.
As it turns out, flax seeds also contain cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are found not just in the seeds, but also in the plants.
Unfortunately, however, experts haven't yet conducted even research on flax seeds. As a result, they don't yet have a commercial use.
In any case, there is no harm in adding flax seeds to your diet. Even if they don't help with your deficiency, your body will thank you for consuming the superfood.
Chocolate is a delicacy unmatched. Used in a variety of different desserts, it is a global favorite.
Of course, it's better consumed if it's chocolate of a dark variety. Dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants.
And it's also full of chemicals which have some effect on the endocannabinoid system.
To be fair here, though, it contains a neurotransmitter called anandamide which makes you feel good. In other words, we can't actually guarantee that it will help keep the symptoms of your illness at bay.
Having said as much, you won't lose anything by giving it a try. Even if doesn't work for you, you'll still enjoy the rich taste of that dark chocolate.
If you want to know more about these nutritional options, take a look at our essential cannabinoid list. It includes theses options and a few others as well.
As you've seen, cannabinoids have many therapeutic properties. Consequently, you should have no problem using them to treat your cannabinoid deficiency.
The advice you received here, though, is only the tip of the iceberg. There is a whole host of ways to use cannabinoids to your advantage.
You can find out more about how to do by accessing our free transcription to an interview with cannabis expert Dr. Stuart Titus. Titus is an innovator and pioneer in the cannabis industry.
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