Exploring the Mysterious Endocannabinoid System

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Photo Credit: VICE Media | http://bit.ly/2wtPF8v

One of the reasons cannabis offers such effective therapeutic relief is because it contains cannabinoids that are able to interact with our body's endocannabinoid system. The body's endocannabinoid system provides a framework of cannabinoids receptors that can interact with endocannabinoids (the body's internal cannabinoids), phytocannabinoids (like those found in cannabis), and even synthetic cannabinoids manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. The endocannabinoid system is a regulatory mechanism, and cannabinoid receptors are found in neurotransmitters in our brains, immune systems, nervous systems, cardiovascular systems, reproductive systems, gastrointestinal tracts, and urinary tracts. 

Various ailments seem to result from endocannabinoid deficiency. When we as humans develop endocannabinoid deficiency, and are unable to produce sufficient endocannabinoids, our bodies can utilize phytocannabinoids to fill this void and help our bodies return to homeostasis. Research is showing that as we microdose with cannabis, our endocannabinoid system not only produces more endocannabinoids, but also creates more cannabinoid receptors, which could lead to a stronger and healthier endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids can help fight certain diseases, prevent others, and promote overall health. 

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