You may have endocannabinoid deficiency and you might not even know it

You may have endocannabinoid deficiency and you might not even know it

Nov 22nd 2019

The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids that bind to the cannabinoid receptor.

All humans have naturally occurring endo-cannabinoids anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).

It is possible for a human body to produce less endocannabinoids than it needs.

Taking CBD could help keep your immune system strong, your memory sharp and your digestive system functioning smoothly.

CBD can help the body produce more natural endocannabinoids (anandamide and 2-AG) and prevent them from breaking downOne way to naturally improve your Endocannabinoid system is through changing your lifestyle. A massage, exercise, and weight control can help upregulate your endocannabinoid system.

The effects of stress throughout the day can deplete your endocannabinoid system so stress management is an important process is keeping a healthy endocannabinoid system. 

People that have less endocannabinoids in their system can be said to have a Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency.


Taking cannabinoids such as CBD could help reduce symptoms of Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, and Other Treatment-Resistant Syndromes.

Some natural ways to improve your ECS include. 

Having good gut health: Gut bacteria can affect several aspects of overall health including the proper functioning of the endocannabinoid system. Eating probiotics such as yogurt can be good for this. 

Exercise: Daily exercise can raise natural anandamine levels. Exercise is a great way to keep your body feeling balanced in the long run.

Resting: Having good sleep each night can be a great way to keep your body feeling balanced and rested. If you're exercising but not getting enough rest then you're ultimately not allowing your body to recover from the workout.  



Ethan B Russo, MD (World renowned cannabis researcher and first to coin the concept of an endocannabinoid deficiency) Image: https://www.icci.science/en/article/news/world-renowned-cannabis-researcher-ethan-russo-newest-addition-to-icci/