Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency is a theory explaining the symptoms and conditions that can develop when the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) isn't functioning properly or is not fully optimised.
The ECS plays a key role in regulating our physiological and cognitive processes and its purpose is to achieve homeostasis or ‘inner balance'. Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency theory suggests that low endocannabinoid levels in your body can contribute to the development of certain conditions.
A 2016 article from Dr Ethan Russo suggests the theory could explain why some people develop migraines, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.
Let’s look at some of these specific conditions in relation to the ECS.
GI propulsion, secretion, and inflammation in the gut are all modulated by the ECS, providing a rationale for cannabinoids as treatment for suffers of IBS. The use, by its sufferers, of cannabis-based agents to treat IBS has materialized largely due...
Just like us humans, CBD works the same way on animals as it does on people. CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system to create balance in the body which helps to relieve pain, reduce neurological problems, reduce anxiety, and address problems with diseases like osteoarthritis, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, epilepsy, asthma, etc.
Let’s take a look at cancer in canines... A recent study set out to determine basic oral pharmacokinetics while assessing the safety and analgesic efficacy of a cannabidiol (CBD) based oil in dogs with osteoarthritis (OA). The results proved that using CBD in dogs with osteoarthritis can significantly reduce pain and increase comfort.
But how does CBD work within our dog’s bodies and do they have an endocannabinoid system? First, let’s look at what the endocannabinoid system is - the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a major lipid signaling system...
We all lived in fear that the coronavirus might make its way into our homes to our families and we all done our best to protect ourselves as best we knew how. Protecting ourselves doesn’t just mean socially distancing and wearing a mask we need to protect from within, protect our immune systems from foreign bodies and help fight against diseases and other potentially damaging threats. Our immune system when functioning properly, identifies and attacks intruders, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites – distinguishing them from our body’s healthy tissue.
There are two types of white blood cells: lymphocytes and phagocytes which destroy antigens. The white blood cells act as a memory and help your body recognize these foreign bodies so that your immune system can expedite a response if it detects an invasion.
Hemp and cannabis are different varieties of the Cannabis sativa species. What makes the plant varieties popular and at times controversial is the...
In our previous monthly Knowledge is power articles, we have looked at our Endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how CBD plays a positive role on our body in terms of stress, anxiety, and all-round inner balance. It’s now time to take a more intimate look at the ECS!
In this month’s article I’m going to talk about how CBD could help you in the bedroom and have a positive effect on our libido.
There are lots of reports and research supporting the theory that CBD can boost libido and increase lubrication during sex. We already know that CBD is a stress buster and dramatically reduces anxiety which will help your mindset from a sexual point of view. Before you rush out to stock up on CBD products for the nightstand lets strip this right back and look at what the scientific evidence really says and discover how researchers think CBD affects our bodies.
The ECS, although only discovered in the early 1990’s is a complex cell-signaling...