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What Is the Endocannabinoid System and How It Works

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Named after the marijuana plant Cannabis sativa, the Endocannabinoid system is a communication system between the brain and the human body, with a strong impact on a series of functions from feelings and mood to pain perception and movement.

endocannabinoid systemThe endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, and depending on their location, they exert a different action on the organism.

Some receptors are found in the brain, others in glands and other in immune cells, the main role of these receptors being to maintain the body’s internal equilibrium, or homeostasis. Read More