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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

CBD and THC interact with our bodies in different ways. One of the main ways is to mimic and enhance the effects of compounds on our body called “endogenous cannabinoids”, named for their similarity to compounds found in the cannabis plant. “Endocannabinoids” are part of what scientists call the “endocannabinoid system.” The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has greatly improved our understanding of health and disease. It is very important in almost all areas of medicine and helps explain how and why CBD and THC are such versatile compounds, and why cannabis is a widely consumed plant despite its illegal status.  The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in regulating a wide range of physiological processes that affect our daily experience: our mood, energy levels, gut strength, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, etc. D. hunger and more. What happens if the endocannabinoid system is not working properly? What are the consequences of a chronic deficiency or an overactive endocannabinoid system? In short, pain.

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