The Healing Power of the Endocannabinoid System  (ECS)

Jade Beutler

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It’s surprising to many that the ECS was only discovered in 1988. However since then there have been over 23000 studies listed on PubMed containing the word “cannabinoid”. If you want to review the science go to PubMed and search the studies.  That is a lot of interest. The origin of the ECS discovery is Dr. Raphael Mechoulam who was researching how marijuana THC works in the body and brain. Dr. Mechoulam named this system the EndoCannabinoid System (ECS). “Endo” means within the body. “Cannabinoid” highlights the role the cannabis plant played in this discovery.

This is a confusing topic for many. In this interview we are going to give you a great introduction into the ECS. The more you understand the better choices you will make. My guest is Jade Beutler. Jade is the CEO of Emerald Health Bioceuticals. Emerald Health Bioceuticals is a global leader in the research and development of plant-based phytocannabinoids that support the human ECS.

Here are a few important points that will help you gain some perspective.

  • In the body the ECS is comprised of cell receptor sites called CB1 and CB2. We are interested in the compounds that affect these receptors directly and/or as precursors to these compounds that affect the ECS.
  • Our body produces endocannabinoids. Dr. Mechoulam discovered two compounds in the body that affect the ECS, Anandimide and 2-AG. Anadamide and 2-AG are now known to play a main role in direct cell to cell communication.
  • Nature produces phytocannabinoids in plants. Phytocannabinoids are various plant compounds that have an effect on the ECS. The most well known phytocannabinoids are THC and CBD from Cannabis Sativa L. Marijuana is Cannabis Sativa L. with a higher THC content. Hemp is cannabis with a low THC content. There are over 100 phytocannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. There is a lot of research to be had as we explore other compounds that also affect the ECS.
  • Many other plants produce phytocannabinoids. They are not the same compounds as found in cannabis. Thousands of plants and common herbs have been shown to have some type of effect on the ECS. Emerald Health Bioceuticals has extensive research into these other plants and their unique phytocannabinoids. Their unique focus has led to the creation of safe and effective nutritional supplements that target ECS support. Their supplements do not contain CBD or THC. Their products are created with non-cannabis phytocannabinoids and additional nutrients for a more complete synergistic effect.

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Body Systems

ECS as Master Regulator
The surprising discovery of a previously unknown biological system promises a new frontier in the understanding of health and wellness. The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in 1988 is extraordinarily recent considering its estimated 600 million year origin. The ECS exists in all animals except insects. Most remarkable is that the ECS is now believed to play a central role in the orchestration, maintenance and balance of optimal health and healing – defined as homeostasis.

The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System can be likened to revealing a previously unknown sixth-sense of sorts. The breakthrough came when research scientist, attempting to elicit the metabolic pathways of psychoactive THC, discovered an elegant cell-signaling system triggered by the compound. The ECS is now seen as a master regulator to other systems in the body. 

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This is a complex topic which has many people confused. I have a solution for you. Emerald Health Bioceuticals is offering to send you a free copy of the booklet “The Healing Power of the Endocannabinoid System”. This book is authored by Dr. Michael Murray, Dr. Giovanni Appendino and Dr. Gaetano Morello. I have deep respect for these three men and I have interviewed them all over the years. It gives me great confidence in understanding this topic when it comes from such highly respected experts. This book will give you a great foundation in understanding the benefits of the ECS and why it is so important to human health. This offer is good while supplies last. Claim your copy today.

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This booklet is written by leading experts in the field of integrative medicine and features the latest scientific information in this exciting area of research. This booklet will lead you on an easy to understand exploration of the ECS. This will also help you sort out some of the confusion and contradictions you will encounter. There is a lot of misinformation that you must sort through. This book will prepare you to understand this amazing system and how it benefits human health. You can also learn a lot from the Emerald Health Bioceuticals website.

Emerald Health Bioceuticals has won the 2017 Editor’s Choice Best New Supplement NEXTY Award and the 2018 Taste For Life ESSENTIALS Award.  I have previously discussed how you can judge a company by the awards they receive and the associations they have. Knowing that three highly recognized experts that I personally know, endorse a company and product gives me a great deal of confidence. We all have to develop sources that we trust. My role here at is to bring to credible, reliable and accurate knowledge, experts, companies and products that I trust. 

About Jade Beutler
Jade is the CEO of Emerald Health Bioceuticals. He is an accomplished natural products industry executive with a 25 year history of leading innovative and cutting-edge companies. As CEO of Barlean’s Organic Oil he created Omega-Swirl, an Omega-3 emulsion that completely disrupted and reinvented the Omega-3 category.  As CEO of Lignan Research, he won two biotechnology research grants in the development of Brevail, a recipient of a Komen Foundation grant for the prevention of breast cancer. Jade was honored as a recipient of the Ramzanov award in 2008 for excellence in product creation and innovation. He is the author of Understanding Fats & Oils, and Flax for Life. Jade is a licensed health care practitioner with dual credentials in respiratory care, R.R.T. and C.R.T.T.


Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is in a Class by Itself

Dr. Robert MacCuspieIn this interview we are going to discuss Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol manufactured by Natural Immunogenics. We have used liquid silver in my family for decades. I first learned about Sovereign Silver about 15 years ago and it has been my silver of choice since then. It is the only silver that I have recommended since that time. Let me be very clear: I recommend that you take no other liquid silver until you compare the difference.

There are a few natural dietary supplements that exist in a class by themselves. Sovereign Silver is very different than other competitive silver products in the marketplace. This interview is about how you can learn for yourself and see the difference between Sovereign Silver and every other product you can buy. That is a bold claim and it isn’t often that the distinctions are this clear. I think if you look closely at Sovereign Silver and listen to this interview you will begin to see the distinctions and why it makes an important difference.

There are many good reasons to consider using silver. In this interview we will be considering Sovereign Silver as a dietary supplement for the immune system*. As a dietary supplement we cannot discuss treating disease because that is a medical issue. As a dietary supplement we can discuss structure and function in the body. This is an important point. Nutrients are naturally occurring molecules that have a role in human health. Silver is one of those molecules. It is a mineral that is found in nature and in our bodies. Nutrients are not drugs and drugs are not nutrients. Don’t confuse the two.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA recognizes Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol to be a safe dietary supplement. FDA allows a claim for immune support*.
FDA does not allow medical claims for dietary silver. An example of a medical claim is “silver is anti-microbial”. This type of claim is not permitted for dietary supplements and Sovereign Silver does not make this claim. If a company is relying on medical claims to sell their products, this should be a caution flag. Good companies comply with federal regulations across the board including claims.

History of Silver
From the time of Hippocrates, silver’s health protective properties were well respected. Silver was used to help protect the purity and safety of drinking water throughout ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Known to be an effective antimicrobial, silver was used extensively to heal  wounds and treat infections from ancient times through the first World War. Silver nitrate is still used in the eyes of newborn infants to prevent infection, and NASA relies on silver ions to help purify water on the International Space Station. As people search out natural ways to support their health and well-being, silver is gaining more widespread recognition for immune support.*

When we consume the proper foods and nutrients we provide the building blocks for the human body. In modern times we have undervalued the benefits of natural compounds that have been around forever and we have over-hyped the value of man-made chemical molecules. Foundationally we need good nutrition to survive and hopefully thrive. Silver is one of those naturally occurring minerals that has unique benefits for human health and the immune system. There is so much to cover that I am providing links for further investigation. There is a lot to explore and learn at their website.

Product Comparison Tool
This is highly impactful in my estimation. With this tool you can compare every silver on the market examined under a 100,000 magnification electron microscope. Sovereign Silver is finely dispersed throughout the sample. The other sample shown was my preferred silver until I discovered Sovereign Silver. Virtually every other silver in the market today other than Sovereign Silver has this same problem. Too many big particles and or other contaminants. Here are two examples. Sovereign Silver is on the left. Go to the website and compare your silver to Sovereign Silver.

Sovereign Silver

A company can only produce the best products if they can scientifically validate all aspects of production and the final products. Natural Immunogenics has state of the art scientific equipment including the Phillips CM 12 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) which can magnify particles up to 5,100,000 power magnification.

Natural Immunogenics is a GMP-Certified Facility, meaning its operations and procedures, plant and grounds, have all been audited by NSF International and determined to be in full compliance with the good manufacturing practices as defined by the US FDA. The certification confirms that products released to the market on a batch-to-batch basis are of the highest standards in terms of reproducible quality, purity, identity; and that their composition and strength are not misleading.

Frequently Asked Questions
48 Questions and Answers about silver. You are likely to find your questions and answer here.
Example: Why might the body need silver as a nutritional trace element?
Answer: “In human physiology, silver plays an important role. It is literally an essential trace element for the peripheral nervous system. Scientific peer-reviewed publications have identified that there are receptor sites for silver in myelin neural tissue. Receptor sites do not occur by accident; if you have them, they are there for a very specific reason. Scientists and doctors are speculating that this may be due to silver’s unique properties – including its electrical conductivity, inflammation modulation and regenerative properties.”

Myths and Facts about Silver
There is a lot of misinformation regarding silver. Getting the right silver will provide safe and effective benefits. Using the wrong silver can have serious side effects. Here you can learn answers to the most common myths.

Sovereign Silver for Kids and Pets
Natural Immunogenics also produces safe and effective products for both children and pets.

Silver Hydrosol Information Website
If you would like to review some of the science visit this website.

Professional Grade Silver
Natural Immunogenics also produces a professional grade silver called Argentyn 23. This is available through practitioners and is for use under supervision. It speaks to the high quality nature of their products. The quality required in the professional product is available in the consumer product. Same silver, different concentration.

About Dr. Robert MacCuspie
Dr. MacCuspie is the Chief Science Office for Natural Immunogenics. He joined the company in 2015 and was responsible for creating their new state of the art laboratory. Dr. MacCuspie is uniquely qualified. He worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology prior to joining Natural Immunogenics. There he researched nanotechnology and silver particle safety and applications. Dr. MacCuspie discusses a little of his work and how silver is being used in space to purify water. He has an interesting background.

This is a great of example of distinctions in the marketplace. How do you choose a good company and a good product? There are dozens of silver products available, how will you know which one to choose? In this day and age you must become informed and educated about companies and their products, you need to learn more about your own health and how to target the best products for you. As you learn more about a company like Natural Immunogenics, then you can compare any other company and any other product and see how they compare. Then make your choice.Sovereign Silver



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