What is the endocannabinoid system?
What is the endocannabinoid system and how does it work with cannabis? The endocannabinoid system or the E.C.S for short, consists of naturally occurring, lipid-based neurotransmitters, cell receptors and molecules that, when interacting with cannabinoids found in cannabis, have a wide range of effects. Molecules in the ECS let you feel good, control pain and other sensations, and affect moods. These molecules work together by keeping your body stable and healthy at homeostasis, a steady balance state where all the systems work correctly.
The endocannabinoid system is linked to most body functions
The E.C.S. is directly linked to most of the body’s functions and can also be considered as a mini-brain affecting many central nervous system parts. The brain stems which regulate balance, the spinal cord which sends out signals from the brain, amygdala, the hippocampus where memories form, and the cerebral cortex where higher thinking occurs. It also connects these areas with other organs, such as your blood vessels or reproductive organs.
What happens when you introduce cannabis?
When you introduce THC into the system, it interacts with your E.C.S by binding to receptors like endocannabinoids and throws a kick ass party by allowing it to have a range of effects on your body and mind. For example, THC may help you reduce pain, help you with sleep, or even stimulate appetite along with many other effects. This is why cannabinoids are often used to treat ailments and even forms of cancer.
Enodcannabinoid system is misunderstood
The endocannabinoid system is one of the most misunderstood systems in the human body. The medical community is still trying to figure out how the components of cannabis interact with the endocannabinoid system.
Still, it’s clear that the plant offers a variety of medical benefits when used correctly and in dosages. We hope you enjoyed learning about the E.C.S and what cannabis can do for you. Even if you’re not a fan of pot, There’s still a lot to learn from this amazing plant in all aspects of body, mind and life. The best part is there’s even more benefits that we didn’t even cover here. If you found this article helpful, share it with someone who’s interested in the future of medical cannabis