What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
Think of this as the term for the system of endocannabinoids and their receptors located throughout the body. So, the ECS is the body’s internal regulator, it is responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body, including immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, nervous system, and more.
What is Endocannabinoid Deficiency?
This is a theory that suggests that low endocannabinoid levels in the body may explain why some conditions develop. Our body only produces endocannabinoids on demand and does not keep a store for when needed. So if you have, or are recovering from a chronic injury or illness, or have a genetic disposition to produce fewer endocannabinoids. Your body may never actually produce enough endocannabinoids for you to lead a healthy life. Dr. Ethan Russo first proposed the theory and suggested that supplementing the body with cannabinoids found in cannabis was proving effective at alleviating this deficiency.