endocannabinoid

endocannabinoid

(ĕn″dō-kŭ-năb′ĭn-oid, -kăn′ŭ-bĭn)
Any chemical produced by the body that stimulates receptors for Cannabis sativa in the central nervous system.
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The combination of THC and PEA may induce a reaction known as the "entourage effect," in which cannabinoids work together, or possess synergy, and affect the body in a mechanism similar to the body's own endocannabinoid system, which is a group of molecules and receptors in the brain that mediates the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
The members of the HUB come from a wide variety of backgrounds surrounding the legalities of cultivation, production, transformation and the ongoing studies of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system in humans and animals.
This slows the deterioration of anandamide, (3) the aforementioned "bliss" endocannabinoid.
The company is associated with the Emerald Health Group, which comprises multiple companies advancing diverse botanical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products that may provide wellness and medical benefits by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system.
According to Martin Lee, an affiliate of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and director of Project CBD, PTSD patients have an endocannabinoid deficiency in their bodies.
In this review, we overview the endocannabinoid system, its role in pain, inflammation, and immune regulation, and highlight the emerging challenges and therapeutic hopes.
That's why I'm excited about a new area of research that's investigating the endocannabinoid system and how it affects the brain and the immune system.
CB1 has been identified for its compatibility, or its ability to interact with certain parts of the human brain called the endocannabinoid system.
However, in a brain prenatally exposed to alcohol, the effect of the endocannabinoids is reduced due to a decreased function of endocannabinoid receptors.
What's more, endocannabinoid peaks were higher when people got less sleep.
4) The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is widely distributed in mammalian tissues and regulates nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, immune, and metabolic functions.