The endocannabinoid system Posted on 23 Mar 10:35
The endocannabinoid system
It is likely that you have encountered while reading the comments on cannabis, as the cannabinoids with receptors in our body interact, without really knowing what is to be understood. Well, no more question you, here is our short guide when it comes to this matter.
The network of receptors in our body, also known as the endogenous cannabinoid system is the part that is responsible for maintaining the overall health and it is probably one of the most important physiological systems in our body. This system, which was, after cannabis, the plant, which led to its discovery, named, extending through the whole body. It fulfills a variety of functions, but its main purpose is the maintenance of homeostasis - the regulation and maintenance of a stable environment within the human body.
CANNABIS AND THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
Human Nervous System The similarity between the names is the first thing that catches an eye. The reason is that the cannabinoids contained in cannabis, which are extremely similar to that produced naturally by our body - the endocannabinoids. "Endo" is the short form for endogenously, which comes from the Greek "generated inside" produced by the body itself. Outside of a living organism 'cannabinoids found in cannabis only, hence the name.
It was the particular way interact as cannabinoids from the cannabis with our system, which led to the realization that we have our own natural form of cannabinoids. If our bodies are fed cannabinoids, this causes an interaction with the endocannabinoid system, which is why we experience the physiological and psychoactive effects of marijuana. A very simple way of looking at is this: The body produces endocannabinoids to regulate its own system and to modulate and if we bring the cannabinoids from the cannabis, we turn the system into overdrive, as we increase the amount of available cannabinoids.
CB1 AND CB2 RECEPTORS
Receptor The endocannabinoid system consists of various receptors, all of which interact in different ways with the cannabinoids and lead to different results, but all with the same goal in mind - homeostasis. The two most important receptors within this system are known as CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are mainly located in the brain and nervous system, whereas CB2 receptors are part of our immune system. It is the way in which the various cannabinoids in marijuana bind to these receptors and interact with them, which trigger the holistic and profound effects, which we can then feel. It is interacting with our body system because of the manner in which THC, CBD and the many other lesser known cannabinoids - very often to our advantage. That is the reason why cannabis has such far-reaching impact on medical science.
What all this shows is that cannabis grows not only on this planet to make us "high" (although many love to be just that). Amazingly, research has shown that cannabis plants use the cannabinoids in their systems in order to obtain their own healthy growth and promote. It seems that the cannabinoids have a similar function for us, as for the cannabis itself supported by long historical use, a large area of scientific research seems the medical potential of cannabis in a variety of diseases, such as epilepsy, diabetes, and arthritis affirm. It is also used to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.
But for slander politicians and greedy companies who use cannabis have pushed a bad reputation, much needed research was suppressed. Fortunately, this negative attitude with more and more sound, scientific researches that investigate the properties of cannabinoids and what benefits they have for the body, then slowly broken down. As a result, begin now to many countries, including the U.S., as the marijuana to see what it really is. recent research has shown that cannabinoids can act as a preventive agent to treat cancer, and may help repair brain damage caused by alcohol? And that is only scratching the surface, because scientists are constantly finding new uses and effects - we should be prepared for a pretty exciting time!