The Endocannabinoid System: A short Overview

The endocannabinoid system is a biological system which plays many important roles in the human body. It is also responsible for the physical and psychological effects of cannabis. Scientists first discovered the system while trying to understand the effects of cannabis, and named it the endocannabinoid system for this reason. Endo stands for endogenous, which means originating within the body.

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7 Fascinating Facts About The Endocannabiniod System

Did you know you have an endocannabinoid system? A year ago, I didn’t either. That’s because unless you’re a research scientist or work in the field of medical cannabis, it’s unlikely you’ll ever have heard of it. And yet, the endocannabinoid system has been hailed as “the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.” Why do

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Cannabinoids Science Made Easy

The Endocannabinoid System You’ve heard of the nervous system, circulatory system and the digestive system, but your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is probably something you aren’t aware of. This is because the ECS was only recently discovered, and released to the public, within the last 30 years by an Israeli organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry Raphael Mechoulam, studying

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The A to Z of Understanding Cannabinoids

The Endocannabinoid System You’ve heard of the nervous system, circulatory system and the digestive system, but your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is probably something you aren’t aware of. This is because the ECS was only recently discovered, and released to the public, within the last 30 years by an Israeli organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry Raphael Mechoulam, studying

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Cannabinoid Deficiency May Explain a Variety of Health Conditions

As we know, endocannabinoid are naturally produced within the body and play a major role in overall health. Similarly, medical marijuana and phytocannabinoids derived from cannabis have exhibited a number of therapeutic benefits. Researchers Propose the Idea of Cannabinoid Deficiency The list of conditions tied to cannabis is wide-ranging and steadily growing. Whether cannabinoids are providing relief from migraines, fibromyalgia,

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Beginner’s Guide To The Endocannabinoid System

Beginner’s Guide To The Endocannabinoid System — The Reason Our Bodies So Easily Process Cannabis In the future, perhaps 20 years from now, cannabis-based medicines will have a prominent place in the worldwide pharmacopeia again. Indeed, we might have even gotten there much faster if it hadn’t been for the draconian interference of the U.S. government. To this day, they

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The Secrets of The Endocannabinoid System

One of the most important systems in our bodies is often overlooked until more recently. The Endocannabinoid system is involved in establishing and helping to maintain homeostasis within the human body. Cannabinoids and their receptors can be found in all parts of an animals’ body from the brain, tissues, glands and immunity cells. For example, a life process called autophagy;

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How (and Why) Your Brain Makes Its Own Cannabinoids

As you probably already know, unlike water, potatoes, and many top-selling pharmaceutical drugs, it’s virtually impossible to fatally overdose on marijuana. What you might not realize, however, is that this remarkable attribute of weed stems from the fact that the human body actually produces its own “endogenous” cannabinoids (chemicals otherwise unique to the cannabis plant). These cannabinoids—whether formed in your

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Understanding Cannabinoid Receptors: Why Cannabis Affects Humans

Many cannabis consumers are familiar with popular cannabinoids like THC and CBD, the therapeutic chemical compounds that provide a wealth of medicinal relief for dozens of conditions involving pain, inflammation, and nausea. Cannabinoids, as well as their cousins terpenes, are simply the chemicals that provide actual relief to patients by inserting themselves into special receptors in the tissues and cells of

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