Turns out, the long vilified cannabis
is active in everyone all the time!
You have a physiological system within you that is constantly working to maintain homeostasis at a cellular level and it functions using cannabis-like compounds called endocannabinoids.
These molecules interface with nearly every single cell in your body to promote optimized function in nearly every metabolic process in your body including hormone production, neurotransmitter activity, and immune system efficiency.
Your endocannabinoid system was first discovered when scientists were trying to figure out why cannabis worked to remedy and relief so many conditions; brain disorders and autoimmune conditions, malfunctioning of the organs such as the liver and intestines, muscular-skeletal conditions, inflammatory conditions, and even cancer!
Doctors are now beginning to recognize endocannabinoid deficiency in people with poor health and those who battle with chronic conditions. This is an internal cannabinoid deficiency that is causing imbalances throughout the entire body and all it's systems. (No, this does not mean we all need to smoke more weed.)
Your endocannabinoid system is weaves throughout your entire body. There are cannabinoid receptors dominating cells in your brain and central nervous system, in your muscles, adipose (fat) tissue, and digestive tract.
The biggest class of receptors on human cells are actually cannabinoid receptors. (The CB1 and CB2 receptors).
And your body is always making endocannabinoids! (Anandamide and 2-AG)