The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS), found in all vertebrates, appears to be involved in a broad number of physiological and pathophysiological processes, including immune function, neural development, inflammation, cardiovascular function and appetite stimulation. Think of the ECS like a lock-and-key system inside your body.

The lock (or internal receptor) is always present, waiting for the key. We know of two forms of “keys” that can activate the receptor: endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids.

Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the human body – there are two major ones we know of right now – anandamide and 2AG.

Phytocannabinoids are plant based cannabinoids that interact with the body the same way the cannabinoids are produced in your body. It’s the phytocannabinoids found in cannabis that interact with the ECS to deliver impact.

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1. PSYCHIATRIC & NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

  • Antidepressant
  • Anxiolytic
  • Antipsychotic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antioplieptic
  • Neuroprotective

2. PAIN & SLEEP ISSUES

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-insomnia
  • Anti-sleep Apnea

3. EATING & DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

  • Intestinal anti-prokinetic
  • Antiemetic
  • Appetite Stimulant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Antimicrobial
  • Appetite Suppressant
  • Antioxidant