Did you know that your body has an endogenous system that works directly with compounds found in the cannabis plant? How about the fact that the same endogenous system also creates natural compounds known as endocannabinoids within your body similar to the phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant? If you answered no to both of these questions, chances are you haven’t heard about the Endocannabinoid System and how the ECS helps you.
Don’t Worry – You Probably Weren’t Taught This in School
So right about now you’re probably thinking back to your science and health classes and are drawing a blank when it comes to what the endocannabinoid system is. If this is the case, you’re not alone as many people including students in school today aren’t taught about this system. For many decades it was not covered in the educational system because we didn’t even know it existed until 1992. So, what is the Endocannabinoid System and how can it help you?
The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabis, and You
The Endocannabinoid System is found in the body of every known mammal. This system is responsible for opening up communication between other systems, nerves, and cells found throughout the body to help create a state of homeostasis. The ECS does this through the creation and absorption of cannabinoids.
The ECS naturally produces endocannabinoids such as anandamide, “The Bliss Molecule”, that interact with receptors in the ECS known as CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body to help with many different functions. Within the cannabis plant, there are plant-based cannabinoids known as phytocannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and others that are absorbed by these same receptors when cannabis is consumed.
How the ECS May Help You
When cannabinoids are not introduced to the receptors within the Endocannabinoid System, it can cause a plethora of different issues. However, when cannabinoids are introduced to the body via the ECS it’s providing people with significant relief from hundreds of different ailments, diseases, and conditions around the world. The ECS does this by creating a state within your body that allows other systems be it respiratory, digestive, neurological, or others to function at an optimal level as intended.
Article reposted with permission from Viride