Cannabinoids in Breast Milk
Nutritious Cannabinoids Found in a Mothers Breast Milk
Many are curious of the effects CBD has on breast milk and breastfeeding their babies. Studies show results that help figure out the relationship between the endocannabinoid system during pre and postnatal development. It seems all humans have cannabinoid receptors; we are all born with them. Compounds in human maternal breast milk which suggest that cannabinoids are vital to the human development process.
Some have created a theory that has come to the forefront of this issue; cannabinoids in breast milk work in the same way as cannabinoids work for adults. In combination with the nutrients, breast milk provides the baby with protection with from viruses and bacteria, stimulates appetite and other cancer causing factors.
Research studies show these cannabinoids are essential to the growth and development of a human infant. Since the mother’s womb and all throughout life, the endocannabinoid system contribute to the well-being of everyone. In infants, these cannabinoids will help to jumpstart the baby’s appetite because according to studies, a mother produces cannabinoids naturally which ultimately kickstarts human development.
Studies show that two endocannabinoids; anandamide and 2-arachidonyl glycerol, are both in the human embryo. At first anandamide works to regulate appetite, and one’s pleasure and reward systems. This starts off in lower concentrations in the embryonic stage then proceeds to gradually increase until the correct levels are reached in maturity. 2-arachidonyl glycerol or 2-AG reacts completely opposite. During the embryonic stage levels of 2-AG are at the highest then over time will decrease.
Both react on both CB receptors; CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are in the brain, central nervous system, connective tissue, glands and other related body parts to provide relief from pain, nausea and depression. On the other hand, CB2 receptors are in the immune system and other body parts to reduce inflammation.