Migraines Could be an Endocannabinoid Deficiency

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People who suffer from migraines have low levels of the the endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide.

A medical study found that migraine sufferers have low levels of anandamide in the cerebrospinal fluid of the brain. This anandamide is a part of our endocannabinoid system that reduces serotonin levels = less migraine pain. Many studies suggest migraines are the result of an endocannabinoid deficiency.

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Cannabis has THC, a cannabinoid that resembles anandamide and can act on the SAME receptors in our bodies.

In short, THC is believed to help “resupply” this deficiency and bring migraine pain relief. The study revealed that, for regular cannabis users, the “frequency of headaches diminished form 10.4 to 4.6 attacks per month.”

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Source: Neuropsychopharmacology

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