Study: Cannabinoids, Like Those Found In Marijuana, Occur Naturally In Human Breast Milk

At present, the medical marijuana industry may have its engines fired. But due to government regulations, the industry has been stuck in first gear.

However, data from a new study may help prompt the feds to up-shift and decriminalize cannabis. According to the results of this study, cannabinoids are naturally present in our bodies and that children depend on endocannabinoids.

Numerous studies have claimed and concluded that cannabinoids are naturally present in human breast milk and are vital to human development. Found in our body are proteins known as cannabinoids receptors which are specifically designed to process them. By the time cannabinoids activated your cell membranes, it offers protection against cancer, bacteria, viruses, and more.

Researchers found that human breast milk is a source of endocannabinoids, which act as neuromodulators that activate oral-motor musculature thereby stimulating the suckling process which helps teach children to eat. Without it, newborns might not want to eat or even know how.

There are two types of cannabinoid receptors that can be found in the body – CB1 and CB2. CB1 exist in the brain whiles CB2 is in the immune system and the rest of the body. Whether obtained from breastmilk or marijuana, these receptors both respond to cannabinoids. Our bodies were built for these nutritive substances that protect everything from the nervous system to the immune system.

Endocannabinoids were discovered to be in maternal milk and CB1 receptors appear critical for extraction. In a study published in The European Journal of Pharmacology in 2004, it was noted that:

“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.”

More benefits of cannabinoids were uncovered by a study published in a 2006 journal title Pharmacological Reviews. Researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s Laboratory of Physiologic found that they have the ability to promote proper energy metabolism, regulate appetite, and treat metabolic disorders and multiple sclerosis.

Moreover, the usefulness and safety of cannabinoids as a health-promoting nutrient have been shown in thousands of published studies. They have the power to prevent disease and their potential really seems limitless.