by Jonathan Benson
July 20, 2012
Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of
proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically
designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),
one of the primary active components of marijuana.
And it turns out, based on the findings
of several major scientific studies, that human breast milk
naturally contains many of the same
cannabinoids found in marijuana,
which are actually extremely vital for proper human 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,
...and other malignancies.
And 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
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 severe malnourishment and
Believe it or not, the process is
similar to how adult individuals who smoke pot get the "munchies,"
as newborn children who are breastfed naturally receive doses of
cannabinoids that trigger hunger and promote growth and development.
"[E]ndocannabinoids have been
detected in maternal milk and activation of
CB1 (cannabinoid receptor type
1) receptors appears to be critical for milk sucking...
apparently activating oral-motor musculature,"
says the abstract of a 2004
study on the endocannabinoid receptor system that was published
in the European Journal of Pharmacology.
"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."
cannabinoids in breast milk
...help further demystify the truth about
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the body:
Each one of these receptors responds to
cannabinoids, whether it be from human breast milk in children, or
from juiced marijuana, for instance, in adults.
This essentially means that the human body was built for
cannabinoids, as these nutritive substances play a critical role
in protecting cells against disease, boosting immune function,
protecting the brain and nervous system, and relieving pain and
disease-causing inflammation, among other things.
And because science is finally catching
up in discovering how this amazing cannabinoid system works, the
stigma associated with marijuana use is, thankfully, in the process
of being eliminated.
another study on the endocannabinoids
published in the journal Pharmacological Reviews back 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
...among many other conditions.
With literally thousands of published studies now showing their
safety and usefulness, cannabinoids, and particularly marijuana from
which it is largely derived, truly are a health-promoting "super"
nutrient with virtually unlimited potential in health promotion and
Be sure to check out how juicing raw marijuana leaves, which contain
a diverse array of health-promoting cannabinoids, is an
excellent non-psychoactive way to prevent and
treat a host of diseases,