What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The endocannabinoid system acts as a homeostasis regulator in the body. Its purpose is to maintain balance. This system within the human body has receptors using cannabinoids to support cells and a healthy immune system function.

A human’s endocannabinoid system affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), organs, connective tissue, and glands. The ECS supports various biological tasks, including energy & balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, and the function of the nervous system. Natural phytocannabinoids can be introduced to support the ECS’s major receptors, CB1 and CB2. This helps to maintain proper balance, allowing for immune system support.

The endocannabinoid system is the collection of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes involved in the production and break down of endocannabinoids. The two most studied endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-AG. The two most studied cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located mostly in the brain and CB2 receptors are located mostly throughout the immune system.