The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating the human body’s immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, and more. Despite the integral role this system plays, until recently it remained an unknown part of the human body’s functions.
Named for the plant that inspired its discovery, the endocannabinoid system is important to overall health and equilibrium. Through this system, naturally occurring cannabinoids from plants like hemp and cannabis interact with our bodies and trigger beneficial effects. With the potential to greatly affect the way our bodies work, a healthy endocannabinoid system is essential, and we must recognize how to maintain it.
Cannabinoids affect us by interacting with the CB1and CB2 receptors located in different parts of the human body. These receptors are located in the central nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and peripheral nervous systems. The physiological effects of the cannabinoids reflect the areas of the body with which they interact. People suffering from chronic pain and inflammation can experience tremendous relief through the use of the cannabinoid known as cannabidiol or CBD.