What does the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) do?
- Scientists are discovering that the endocannabinoid system fine tunes most of our vital physiological functions. It balances everything from sleep, appetite, pain, inflammation, memory, mood and even reproduction.
- The endocannabinoid system is like a conductor of an orchestra, ensuring that no one section is drowning out the other, with the end result a perfectly harmonised symphony between body and mind.
- Our bodys have a remarkably complex network of cannabinoid receptors. These are expressed in cells of both the central and peripheral nervous system and are either CB-1 or CB-2 receptors.
- Found in vital and reproductive organs, connective tissues, various glands, gastrointestinal and urinary tract, and white blood cells, CB1 is most abundant in the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). CB2 is found predominantly in the immune system, the gastrointestinal tract, and also the tonsils and thymus gland.