The human body is made of many systems that collectively work together to make sure that it can operate flawlessly for years. One such system is the endocannabinoid system. Not many people talk about it, but if you love exploring cannabis and its effects on the human body, you must learn more about the endocannabinoid system. This post can help you in this regard.
Endocannabinoid System And Its Functions:
The endocannabinoid system, often known as ECS, is a complicated nerve cell signaling system that controls many central nervous system functions and plays a critical role in maintaining homeostasis. For those who don’t know, homeostasis is the perfect equilibrium state in which all organs work properly, and a person can easily carry out emotional, cognitive, and physiological tasks.
It was discovered back in the 1990s by a group of scientists exploring THC and its impacts on the human body. Even though many scientists are still trying to learn more about ECS, so far, they have understood its usefulness in several bodily processes, such as mood, sleep, appetite, reproduction, fertility, and memory.
So, in a way, if your endocannabinoid system is functioning correctly, all of the processes and systems mentioned above are automatically fixed.
Given its resemblance with cannabinoids, many people think it activates when consuming cannabis, which is not valid. Many neurodegenerative conditions seem. The endocannabinoid system is present in every human body irrespective of whether they consume cannabis or not.
The ECS is made of three critical components — enzymes, receptors, and endocannabinoids. To learn how ECS works, you need to understand these components carefully. Your body naturally produces endocannabinoids. They are mainly of two types — AEA (anandamide) and 2-arachidonoylglyerol (2-AG). Receptors are found throughout the body. Endocannabinoids bind them to determine which signal ECS has to take. The last on this list is enzymes. Their primary function is to break down endocannabinoids after they have finished a task.
Some primary functions of ECS include regulating metabolism, appetite, chronic pain, inflammation, mood, sleep, memory, muscle formation, bone health, liver functionality, reproductive system, and stress management.