The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

The Endocannabi-what? Yes, it is a mouthful but understanding the ECS can bring you one step closer to living a life of wellness.

The ECS is a system of receptors throughout our entire bodies and our brains that is a central component in the health and healing of humans and even animals. It is also directly related to our immune and nervous systems. Cannabinoids interact within this system and receptors to improve
overall health and well being. Naturally our bodies produce their own Cannabinoids, especially after an injury or illness. Cannabis is the only known plant that produces cannabinoids that so closely match our own, like CBD, THC, CBG etc.

Dr. Dustin Sulak, DO with Maine Integrative Healthcare says “In each tissue, the
cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same;
Homeostasis. The ECS completes complex actions within our immune and nervous systems, essentially, it is bridging gaps in our system.”

Most prescribed drugs today (opiates) interact with our brain stem. Oddly enough, the brain stem does not have receptors for cannabis, there for, you cannot overdose on CBD or THC for that matter. That doesn't mean you cannot over-do it a little on the THC side of things. Cannabis also has no addictive properties, this means no withdrawal symptoms. With THC you can build a tolerance and sometimes need a little extra. But with CBD the sky's the limit, as our bodies do not build a tolerance to CBD. Our bodies will continue to use and benefit from the CBD it has available. Naturally our Endocannabinoid system will absorb and use all the CBD it can, while your body may naturally get rid of the extra. So finding your specific dose will be most beneficial.

“It is possible that cannabis could be the most useful remedy to treat the widest variety of human diseases and conditions, and can be a key component in preventative healthcare” says Dr. Dustin Sulak.

So if you are looking for something thats all natural, organic, safe, non toxic, non
addictive, and effective, CBD is the answer. All of our staff in our American Shaman of PA stores are very knowledgeable on the subject of CBD and natural healing, as we all use CBD with great results. If you have any questions, please give us a call, or stop in to one of our stores and meet one of our staff members who have boatloads of knowledge. Happy Healing!