Universal Cannabis 101
Endocannabinoid System, cont’d
by Jasmine Harvey
The Endocannabinoid System or ECS for short, to your immune system, nervous system and organs. It is the backbone of keeping you regulated within yourself. Due to the legalities of cannabis we are just discovering the many ways our endocannabinoid system works. It is forever evolving.
We have found that the naturally occurring endocannabinoids produced by our bodies and also the brain signalers are essential to our physiological functions such as bone growth, appetite, blood pressure, immunity, pain, and so much more. Our ECS is found throughout our body and is not in a central location.
Two key cannabinoids that are naturally produced by mammals bodies are Annamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol.
Annamide is a fat messenger (neurotransmitting lipid) which could be described as the body’s natural own THC. For example if you ate a chocolate bar it would stimulate the production of anamide which heightens the sensation of joy.
2-Arachidonoylglycerol is responsible for playing an important role in regulating our immune system and appetite. With more widened reschear it is also believed that it aids in killing unhealthy cells such as cancer.
These two beautiful endocannabinoids aid in so much and regulate even more. How these two cannabinoids pass through the body is through our Cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors. We will dive deeper into our CB1 and CB2 receptors coming next!
The vast universe of Cannabis awaits!
-Universe With Jaz