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What's the Endocannabinoid System ?

The Endocannabinoid system regulates many of our body’s essential functions, such as memory, emotions, sleep, pain, appetite, immune response, and inflammation. The endocannabinoid receptors within our bodies control the activities of neurotransmitters by sending feedback to neuroreceptors, which increase or decrease activities in need of regulation, such as hunger, temperature, or pain. This type of feedback requires the body to produce more endocannabinoids, which are similar to phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.

Endocannabinoid System Regulation

Nervous System

Cardiovascular System

Endocrine System

Exocrine System

Reproductive System

Digestive System

Immune System

Renal System

Muscle/Skeletal System

Sensory System

Respiratory System

Cannabinoid receptors are densely packed throughout our body. Within the brain, CB1 receptors manage the levels and activity of most other neurotransmitters. These receptors monitor and provide immediate feedback to systems experiencing an imbalance by increasing or decreasing the activity within those systems through the delivery of endocannabinoids. 

Motivation & Reward

Stress Response







Muscle Control


The second cannabinoid receptor, CB2 resides primarily within our immune system and works to manage our immune functions. Molecules within the cannabis plant (photocannabinoids) have a structural similarity to endocannabinoids and when consumed, hijack this ancient cellular network.

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