What is the Endocannabinoid System?

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

 

Receptors (proteins) are found on cell surfaces
They receive information and respond to the environment around them
When cannabinoids attract to a receptor, a signal is sent, which allows a function to take place

 

CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and CNS (central nervous system)
CB2 receptors are mostly in the peripheral organs (especially cells associated with the immune system)
Controls 365 receptors around the body

 

Watch a short explanatory video HERE