Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a series of receptors and signaling molecules that play a role in the regulation of many different bodily processes. It is made up of two main receptors, CB1 and CB2, which are found throughout the body.

There are also endogenous cannabinoids, which are lipid molecules that activate these receptors. These include anandamide and 2-AG, which have been found to be involved in pain perception, memory formation and storage, appetite regulation, analgesic effects on nociceptive transmission (the perception of pain), immune function modulation, mood and emotions (anxiety/depression), as well as muscle control.

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