Hemp Research & Benefits

What is the endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system that plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes and maintaining homeostasis (internal balance) within the body. It’s named after the plant compounds known as cannabinoids, which were first identified in cannabis, but the system exists naturally in our bodies and interacts with these compounds. The ECS consists of three main components: Endocannabinoids: These are naturally occurring compounds produced by the body. The two primary endocannabinoids are anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). They act as signaling molecules that bind to…

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