Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome [CEDS]

Endocannabinoid System today


Just as our lack of intake of sun,
has created a Vitamin D Deficiency;

May 1, 2017
Source: American Osteopathic Association

“Results from a clinical review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association find nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen use.”
~ Science Daily 

our lack of intake of Hemp has created a
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency [CECD]
in our bodies.


Our Endocannabinoid System is probably the most important physiologic system for establishing and maintaining our health.

What Is The Endocannabinoid System?

It is a neuromodulatory system.
We all have an Endocannabinoid System or ECS !

The ECS, was discovered in 1990 by Miles Herkenham.

Our bodies make their own cannabinoids, called ‘endocannabinoids’.
The ECS uses them for:

  • pain
  • appetite
  • sleep
  • inflammation
  • metabolism
  • cellular life/death cycles
  • and assuring homeostasis

Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body:

  • in the brain
  • organs
  • connective tissues
  • glands
  • and immune cells

In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, a condition of balance, despite external changes.

The Endocannabinoid System is a complex system. 

Endocannabinoids are found in human breast milk.

Some of us got our mother’s endocannabinoids from nursing and we make our own cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), but our bodies do not store them. That results in our Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome [CEDS].

Dr. Ethan Russo first proposed CEDS in 2004. Scientific evidence was showing CEDS as an underlying cause of:

  • age-related illnesses
  • inflammatory diseases
  • autoimmune diseases
  • depression
  • PTSD
  • bone loss
  • diabetes
  • acute or chronic pain
  • cancer

It is thought that an overactive ECS could be at the root of obesity in many people.

Plant-based cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) bind to the ECS receptors, just like the endocannabinoids do.  Phytocannabinoids, like the ones in Hemp, have clinically shown to have:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-anxiety
  • anti-oxidant effects

It is believed that phytocannabinoids may help balance the ECS, reconciling both the overactive and underactive ECS activity.

For people with CEDS, which is most everyone, phytocannabinoids are essential nutrients. For the healthy people, phytocannabinoids are a powerful preventative measure against disease.

Other compounds, like essential fatty acids, are known to modulate the ECS, demonstrating that the endocannabinoid system is far more important to our health and longevity than ever imagined.

Thank you,

Vitamin D deficiency
Healing with Hemp
PubMed – (CECD) revisited: can this concept explain the therapeutic benefits of cannabis in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other treatment-resistant conditions?
PubMed – Cannabinoid receptors: where they are and what they do.


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