Episode 012: It is high time to discuss PTSD with regards to medical marijuana, CBD oil, and my favorite brand of hemp oil. There are at least two proteins and receptors in the bodies that are structurally similar to molecules found in hemp, which is the family name that described over 200 plants.
Figure 6. The hemp family of plants. (https://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationServlet?source=display&classid=CASA3)
When the ECS gets depleted, all hell breaks loose. The body can no longer adapt to its environment. The mind gets stuck in the overwhelm and decisions get very difficult to make. Now, ten years ago doctors thought people with fibromyalgia were “crazy” or exaggerating. It turns out their “sensitive” because they have what Russo calls Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency. I call it Homeostatic Derangement Syndrome which heavily affects mental health and PTSD.
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Reconsidered:
(original article republished) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5576607/
In 2013, Dr. Viviana Trezza, a professor at the University Roma Tre” in Rome, Italy published the following paper identifying ECS as a novel target for PTSD recovery: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23950739
The next episode is #13, titled When PTSD Symptoms Get Worse: Let’ Get Physical. That will finish up The PTSD Blueprint and then we’ll do some interviews and current events.