What is the Endocannabinoid System Anyway?

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The Endocannabinoid System is present in all vertebrate animals and is a system in our bodies that works to restore balance and stimulate protective and self-healing mechanisms. Although rarely discussed in standard medical training, it plays a crucial part in maintaining our health.

The ECS is made up of 3 parts:

   1) Endocannabinoids

         Molecules produced by the body

   2) Cell Receptor Sites

          Lock and key triggered by cannabinoids

   3) Enzymes

         Create and destroy cannabinoids

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The ECS has more receptor sites than any other receptor system in the human body. It has been called the universal or master regulator of the human body. The ECS does an excellent job in helping maintain homeostasis by using a negative feedback system to help regulate multiple aspects of our physiology.

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According to the research compiles in Dr. Scott Johnson's book: The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis, The Perfect Partnership for self-regulation and healing, a deficiency in endocannabinoid activity may be associated with such conditions as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, cystic fibrosis, infantile colic, bipolar disorder, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, irregular or painful menstruation, and much more. The optimization of the ECS could reverse these difficult conditions.

New Research

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Dosing 

People are curious about what dosage of CBD to start with and continue taking.   I have heard to start with 20 mg or less to see how your body reacts. Then 24 hours later take some more and see how that goes.  Some people feel results with a little some with higher dosages. A few need a lot. We have an endocannabinoid system in our bodies with cannabinoid receptors. It is responsible for regulating bodily functions such as sleep, mood, appetite, and immunity. No wonder they can have the effect on us that they do. Here are some links I have found to be helpful.

Dosing Cannabis a Marco Medic Guide by Dr. Dustin Sulak

Full Spectrum vs Isolates