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How ECS Interacts With Cannabis
Discovered in the early 1990s, the endocannabinoid system is a complex cell signaling network found throughout the body. Researchers are still learning about the role endocannabinoids, enzymes, and endocannabinoid receptors play in regulating bodily functions. We know the ECS is an integral contributor toward homeostasis, helping to maintain optimal conditions within the body.

What Can Endocannabinoids Do for You?

  • Endocannabinoids are naturally produced neurotransmitters and are also similar to the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. They act as chemical messengers within the body, sending signals between nerve cells. The body produces them as needed to help with various bodily functions such as:
    • Appetite and digestion
    • Inflammation and other immune responses
    • Learning and memory
    • Metabolism
    • Mood
    • Pain sensation
    • Reproduction system function
    • Sleep
  • Endocannabinoid receptors are found on the surface of cells throughout the body. Endocannabinoids bind or attach to these receptors to relay signals to the ECS to initiate a response. There are two known types of receptors, which cause different results depending on the location in the body.
    • CB1 receptors are mainly located in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
    • CB2 receptors are mainly found in the peripheral nervous system and in immune cells.
  • Enzymes take care of breaking down the endocannabinoids once they’ve completed the needed response.

It is believed that when a system in the body is out of balance, the ECS serves a key significance in correcting the issue. While the body produces endocannabinoids, plant-sourced cannabinoids may prove helpful for medical treatment of everything from pain relief to sleep concerns and so much more. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two most well-known cannabinoids. By binding to endocannabinoid receptors, they can produce similar effects to endocannabinoids.

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