Cannabinoids Occur Naturally In Human Breast Milk
Cannabis breast milk is actually a scientific fact backed up by peer researched studies that have surprised those opposed to the medical use of cannabis.
Cannabinoids found in cannabis plants also occur naturally in human breast milk according to the latest findings.
The human body contains cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) along with over 110 other minor cannabinoids..
According to the findings of several major scientific studies, human mothers naturally produce cannabinoids, which are vital for proper infant development.
Cell membranes in the body are naturally equipped with these cannabinoid receptors which, when activated by cannabinoids and various other nutritive substances, protect cells against viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies.
Human breast milk is an abundant source of endocannabinoids, a specific type of neuromodulatory lipid that basically teaches a newborn child how to eat by stimulating the suckling process.
The journal publishes full-length papers on the mechanisms of action of chemical substances affecting biological systems; they reported:
“The medical implications of these novel developments are far reaching and suggest a promising future for cannabinoids in paediatric medicine for conditions including ‘non-organic failure-to-thrive’ and cystic fibrosis.”
Human milk has been traditionally considered sterile; however, recent studies have shown that it represents a continuous supply of commensal, mutualistic and/or potentially probiotic bacteria to the infant gut.
These compounds along with cannabis breast milk could protect the infant against infections and contribute to the maturation of the immune system, among other functions.
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the body; the CB1 variety which exists in the brain, and the CB2 variety which exists in the immune system and throughout the rest of the body. Each one of these receptors responds to cannabinoids,
Research indicates that the human body has evolved to produce and utilize its own cannabinoids so it comes as no surprise that these endogenous cannabinoids are transferred to the infant via cannabis breast milk.
Dr. Melanie Dreher studied women using cannabis during their entire pregnancy, and then studied the babies one year after birth.
She found that babies of the women who had smoked cannabis daily during their pregnancy socialized more quickly, made eye contact more quickly and were easier to engage.
If it were not for these cannabinoids in breast milk, newborn children would not know how to eat, nor would they necessarily have the desire to eat, which could result in severely malnourished infants and even death.
Newborn children who are breast-fed naturally receive doses of cannabinoids that trigger hunger and promote growth and development.
Observations of how babies act after being fed show they exhibit symptoms of cannabinoid use. As well as the essential function of stimulating an infants appetite, cannabinoids also help to calm and relax the baby.
Cannabinoids are not, however, present in baby formula, which makes it far more inferior to breast milk.
Furthermore, a study on the endocannabinoid receptor system that was also published in the European Journal of Pharmacology reported:
“The medical implications of these novel developments are far reaching and suggest a promising future for cannabinoids in pediatric medicine for conditions including ‘non-organic failure-to-thrive’ and cystic fibrosis.”
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the body; the CB1 variety which exists in the brain, and the CB2 variety which exists in the immune system and throughout the rest of the body.
Each one of these receptors responds to cannabinoids, whether it be from cannabis breast milk for child development, or from cannabis plants themselves.
This essentially means that the human body requires and produces cannabinoids, and these nutritive substances play a critical role.
They assist by protecting cells against disease, boosting immune function, protecting the brain and nervous system.
They have also been shown to have a causal effect in relieving pain and disease-causing inflammation.
In a separate study published in the journal Pharmacological Reviews in 2006, researchers from the Laboratory of Physiologic Studies at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism uncovered even more about the benefits of cannabinoids.
These include their ability to promote proper energy metabolism and appetite regulation, treat metabolic disorders, treat multiple sclerosis, and prevent neurodegeneration, among many other conditions.
Cannabinoids, whether naturally produced in the body, or ingested from the cannabis plant itself play a vital function in strengthening the immune system and combating many cancers and disease.
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Originally posted 2016-02-26 03:23:37.