Understanding Endocannabinoid Deficiency requires a basic knowledge of human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
ECS is a cell communication mechanism within the human body. It is a complex system responsible for regulating a range of major body functions, including sleep, memory, reproduction, hunger and mood.
Endocannabinoid Deficiency occurs when the efficiency of the ECS is affected. The theory of CED or Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency was first put forth by Dr. Ethan Russo.
According to Dr. Russo, many medical conditions are a result of deficiencies in the body’s neurotransmitter systems (messaging systems that help the nervous systems communicate with the rest of the body). Dr. Russo suggests that increasing the activity of the ECS through the use of cannabinoid agonists can help address many health issues.Continue reading