The endocannabinoid system is made up of millions of cannabinoid receptor sites. These are located throughout the body. The endocannabinoid system interacts with receptors that keep the body balanced and running normal. The endocannabinoid system is found in all mammals. Endo stands for endogenous, which means originating within the body. Cannabinoid refers to the group of compounds that activate this system.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body in places such as:
How does it work?
The Endocannabinoid System has many different receptors. These include CB1 and CB2. CB1 is linked to mental conditions, depression, stress and anxiety. CB2 is linked to pain and inflammation.
The endocannabinoid system is involved with regulating many basic functions of the human body, including: