Endocannabinoids? What the Heck are Those?

Scientists have been researching for a while and have discovered the Endocannabinoid System, which is an unknown biochemical communication system that plays a big part on regulating our bodies, mood, and everyday experience. Scientists have also discovered receptors in the brain that respond to cannabis, which furthers our understanding of the human body and diseases. 

It is a widely accepted fact that cannabinoids and other plant components can take action and tap into many of our physiological systems in the brain and body. There are more than 100 cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant, but a few of them are found naturally in our bodies, such as Anadamide and 2AG. Of all the cannabinoids found in the plant, THC and CBD have been studied the most. Clinical research has shown that CBD has potential properties to treat tumors, spams, psychological issues, seizures, among others. CBD also directly activates serotonin receptors, which cause an anti-depressant effect as well. Dr. Sean McAllister and his crew at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco reported that “CBD destroys breast cancer cells by down regulating a gene called ID-1, which plays a part in many types of aggressive cancer.”  According to McAllister, cannabis provides non-toxic therapy for cancer patients without the painful side effects of chemotherapy.

In all, when CBD and THC are administered together is when the party happens. The combination can, according to medical sources, treat diabetes, arthritis, and other neurodegenerative diseases. GW pharmaceuticals has also done a study where they’ve shown that CBD is most effective as an analgesic when it is administered along with THC.


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