The Endocannabinoid System & Cannabis
Are you familiar with the endocannabinoid system? This scientific revelation is fairly recent but changing everything. The endocannabinoid system or ECS consists of receptors within the human body that send out signals to promote homeostasis. The body further produces endocannabinoids that interact with receptors and work toward balance. CB1 receptors are found mainly in the nervous system while CB2 receptors are located in the peripheral nervous system (immune cells).
The ECS is in charge of vital body functions, including pain, liver function, immune function, memory, mood, appetite, digestion, reproduction, sleep, motor skills, inflammation, pain, metabolism, and more. The cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant mimic endocannabinoids. So far, we’ve found over 100 active compounds, including Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
While THC binds directly to both CB1 and CB2 receptors to provide therapeutic properties, CBD is believed to have a more synergistic effect, possibly activating pathways and preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down. Along with the unique rewards of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids consumed separately, there are greater benefits from the entourage effect. In other words, when cannabinoids work together they elevate potential and results.
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