Get To Know Your EndoCannabinoid System



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1. What is the EndoCannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system is the “master conductor” and regulator which influences pain responses, memory, appetite, responses to stress, metabolism, immunity, and hormones. Throughout each body system of every animal– from earthworms and whales to owls and humans– there exist neurochemicals, receptors and enzymes which make up the endocannabinoid system–

It is what restores balance or “homeostasis” and nudges our bodies back to health in the face of injury or disease.  

All beings possess an endocannabinoid “tone”, a reflection of this system’s overall health which can be measured by the neurotransmitter levels, their synthesis, catabolism and the number of receptors. The two neurochemical endocannabinoids (which naturally occur in the body) are 2AG and Anandamide, literally translated from Sanskrit as the “bliss” giving molecule.

*via The Clevland Endocannabinoid Clinic

An example:

"A fracture in the toe would result in cell death. The resulting lymphatic response would increase blood flow and the migration of white blood cells to the surrounding areas. The ECS would then recognize the excess lymphatic signals, and after deciding that there is no longer a need for the increase of inflammation, the CB receptors in the surrounding immune cells and tissues will begin to bind with cannabinoids and start to slowly reduce these inflammatory responses."- Sallaberry & Astern

 2. When the EndoCannabinoid system is deficient?

If the endocannabinoid function is decreased it follows in a lowered pain threshold along with derangements in digestion, mood, sleep and metabolism. Inflammation, increased toxicity, nutrient deficiency, and weakened immune system are as well indicative of a malfunctioning endocannabinoid system.

3. What causes EndoCannabinoid system deficiency? 

Simply, significant imbalances in the body like chronic stress, trauma, and toxins. In these instances, our this system is unable to nudge itself back to “homeostasis” which causes a negative feedback loop resulting in an overproduction of FAAH, an enzyme which breaks down our naturally occurring endocannabinoids 2AG and Anandamide– taking the body further out of balance, farther from restoration further increasing oxidative stress. This causes an overproduction of free radicals which build up and cause damage to cells, DNA, essential fats, and proteins in the body– which leads to aging and disease. These imbalances can cause your endocannabinoid receptors to be under or over stimulated resulting in an dysfunctioning endocannabinoid system and many of the effects are noticed symptomatically in the body. 

4. How can you care for your “master regulator”, the EndoCannabinoid system? 

Fun fact, the activities which most bolster your endocannabinoid system are singing and dancing– above all other activities. 

While stress, and even the chronic sort cannot be avoided these are our recommendations:

  • By incorporating, full-spectrum, life-force (fresh) filled hemp oil (CBD) into your body you are incorporating phytocannabiods, which protect our naturally occurring endocannabinoids 2AG and anandamide from breakdown and also bond to receptors reducing the effects of oxidative stress on the body. Phytocannabinoid supplementation has been proven as a catalysts to allow your body to pursue its ancient processes of healing, restoration and regeneration. 

  • Pass time outdoors, moving your body and in the company of loved ones. 

  • Decrease your consumption of toxins (i.e. processed foods, alcohol, sugar).


Other references:

The EndoCannabinoid System, Our Master Regulator

Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Reconsidered: Current Research Supports the Theory in Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, and Other Treatment-Resistant Syndromes

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