The human body has an endocannabinoid system which helps regulate appetite, energy, balance, metabolism, stress responses, immune functions, the autonomic nervous system, thermo-regulation, sleep, and many other important body systems.
Our bodies actually produce endocannabinoids similar to CBD and THC known as Anandamide and 2-AG. Receptors for these cannabinoids are found throughout the body, with concentrations in the brain, nervous system, peripheral organs, and tissues.
When endocannabinoids or plant cannabinoids interact with the bodies ECS receptors, processes in the control of this system are modulated or balanced. In the brain this process can result in reduced response to stress, alleviating anxiety, depression, mania, psychosis, PTSD, insomnia. Reduction in migraine headaches and reduction in seizures may occur. Processes leading to dementia may be arrested. Negative symptoms related to autism may be reduced.
In the peripheral organs and tissues there may be relief of pain due to inflammation, fibromyalgia, injury. Arthritis pain may be alleviated, the cardiovascular system receives protection, the gastrointestinal system normalizes, the reproductive systems may improve in males and females.
In addition to the above potential benefits, researchers are finding that cannabinoids have anti-cancer, anti-nausea, and immune system regulating properties.
We're including more information on this exciting topic of Cannabinoids and good health, with research and anecdotal information specific to certain health conditions.