Know Your Endocannabinoid System - Part 2

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc. 

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc. 

In the previous post, we learned about the endocannabinoid system as a whole. Put simply, it helps ensure that the body's immune and central nervous systems are functioning properly. It decreases pain, fights cancer, prevents neurodegenerative diseases, other chronic diseases and disorders, and promotes general health. Now, let's dive in and discover how the endocannabinoid system can affect different aspects of your health and how that can be vital in combatting various types of conditions.

Memory - Research suggests the endocannabinoid system plays a role in deleting old memories, making it a potential aide in the extinction of horrible memories for PTSD patients, and for behavior conditioning in those who suffer from anxiety.

Appetite and Weight - Endocannabinoids are known to regulate metabolism, ensure optimal use of the food we consume, and internally control appetite. Inverse agonists to CB1 receptors can combat obesity by decreasing a desire for food. On the other hand, the same can be accomplished by stimulating appetite in those who suffer from appetite loss due to wasting syndrome, chemotherapy, HIV/Aids, and other conditions. 

Stay tuned to learn more about your endocannabinoid system in part 3 tomorrow. This information has been provided by Medical Marijuana Inc. approved by our Chief Medical Officer.