Endocannabinoid System and CBD (Cannabidiol)

Endocannabinoid System Diagram

The endocannabinoid system holds the answer to many of the bodies conditions and diseases...



The endocannabinoid system turns out to hold therapeutic promise in a wide range of disparate diseases and pathological conditions, ranging from:

Mood and anxiety disorders, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, neuropathic pain, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, cancer, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity/metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis - to name just a few.

So what is the endocannabinoid system?


The endocannabinoid system (ECS) was first discovered by Professor Raphael Mechoulam in the 1960’s. Made up from a collection of cell receptors and molecules which react to agonists, (agonists bind to a cell, and relay a message focusing the cell's direction), the ECS responds to two main cell receptors and they are: CB1 (Cannabinoid receptor 1) and CB2 (Cannabinoid receptor 2).

The diversity of receptor locations shows just how important endocannabinoids are for day-to-day bodily function. They help regulate the following: Sleep
Appetite, digestion, hunger
Mood
Motor control
Immune function
Reproduction and fertility
Pleasure and reward
Pain
Memory
Temperature regulation

To read a full technical and medical explanation of the Endocannabinoid System click here…