The Endocannabinoid System
Every major civilization in history has recorded Hemp as #1 on its list of important plants. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks and Romans all revered it as an incomparable source of food and medicine. In addition to the long list of properties that Hemp’s Cannabinoids possess, modern science has discovered what may be the most exciting one.
Ancient sculpture of the Egyptian god Sheshat with a Hemp plant
We are hard-wired with a system of Cannabinoid receptors throughout our brain and body. When these receptors are activated they permit 2-way communication between body systems, something that the science books had previously taught was impossible. This system is called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which literally means “the Cannabinoid system inside the body”.
By regularly supplying our ECS with the nutrients it was designed for, vital communications can be restored between the control centers of the body and every other system.
Due to the persecution of Hemp and Cannabis in the last 80 years, most humans living today have gone their entire lives without feeding their bodies these raw materials. You might imagine it like a large orchestra being made to play blind-folded. They can’t see the conductor and they can’t read the music. Sometimes they get it right but most of the time it’s a mess. Bringing the body back into harmony could be as simple as replacing this lost nutrition.
There is one place in the body where there are no Cannabinoid receptors - the brain stem. The brain stem is the control centre for the heart and breathing. What this means is that it is not possible for Cannabinoids to overwhelm those systems and cause them to shut down. This is why, in 4000 years no one has ever died from consuming Hemp.