Endocannabinoid System

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Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System is responsible for physiological processes like appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory, and cannabinoids mediate communication between various cells and systems. Its receptors, when activated, trigger various chemical, natural and pharmacological effects relating to how we feel, both mentally and physically. Phytocannabinoids work their magic by imitating the endocannabinoids produced naturally in the body.

  Excerpt from https://prohbtd.com/what-are-cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are produced naturally by the human body and they are called Endocannabinoids
The endocannabinoid system is a network of neurons that our bodies already have established.
Cannabinoids are also produced in Cannabis plants (THC, CBD, and others)
Cannabinoids from the cannabis plant interact with our bodies thanks to this network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system runs throughout your body. And it's loaded with receptors that bind to the cannabinoids you introduce to your bloodstream when you consume weed.

using the same pathways in the brain and body called cannabinoid receptors.
And it's the chemical interactions of those bonds that create a wide and largely unknown series of responses in your body.

Without distorting the science too much, you could say that human beings are "hard-wired" for weed. The endocannabinoid system runs deep and touches all of the major systems of the body. And that's why weed can do so many things for us, from altering and regulating moods to stimulating appetites and reducing pain.

And even though cannabidiol has no toxicity for humans - meaning, it doesn't make you intoxicated (i.e. high) it is highly reactive with the endocannabinoid system.

To put things as simply as possible, CBD makes things happen. When it binds to the endocannabinoid system's receptors, it stimulates all kinds of changes in the body

Most of those changes are incredibly beneficial, and researchers keep uncovering real and potential medical uses for them.

  Excerpt from https://hightimes.com/health/cannabidiol-cbd/

Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids that are produced naturally by the human body.

"Endo" stands for endogenous, which means originating within the body.

While these cannabinoids are distinct from those produced in marijuana, they share many similar properties and effects. This is because they interact with the same pathways in the brain and body called cannabinoid receptors.

The endocannabinoid system is a system in the human body consisting of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors.

These receptors and cannabinoids can be thought of as a lock-and-key system. Cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors like a key fits into a lock. Unlocking the receptor causes changes in how cells function, leading to different effects in the body.

When marijuana enters your body, THC activates the endocannabinoid system by attaching to cannabinoid receptors.

There are two different types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain, and are responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. On the other hand, CB2 receptors are found mostly in other parts of the body. They are responsible for a wide range of biological functions.

The functions of the endocannabinoid system help explain the effects of marijuana. The endocannabinoid system is involved with regulating appetite, sleep, pain, mood, memory, and much more.


Endo stands for endogenous; which means originating within the body

Potential Related Terms:
Cannabinoids | Cannabis | Cannabidiol (CBD)

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