What is the endocannabinoid system?

You’re about to learn all about
The Endocannabinoid System.
(most important part of the immune system)

Sounds complicated. But we’ve kept it simple.

Scroll down to absorb the knowledge.

And stay with us – it’ll all be clear by the time you
finish enjoying the experience.








To get your head around
homeostasis, imagine your
body as the surface of a lake



And it’s disturbed by more
physical things, like pain












Your Endocannabinoid System
is made from…










This binding tells the connecting cell
how to respond to the disturbance, and
how to restore homeostasis

































There are two main types of receptor
in your Endocannabinoid System



There are also different types of endocannabinoid


They’re called “endocannabinoids” because they’re “endogenous” to your body

(which just means you produce them naturally)




Phyto” means plant – as these Phytocannabinoids come from the cannabis plant.

And two of them are pretty high profile:











But THC acts like a super
charged version of anandamide
– overactivating its connecting
systems all at once to create a
“high” feeling

However, as it’s psychoactive,
THC can bring with it some
side effects such as anxiety,
especially in high doses






That means you may
experience more of the
desirable effects of THC when
CBD is present























Due to controversy surrounding the Endocannabinoid
System and its relation to cannabis, there was once a
hesitation from mainstream scientists to study it (at least
with as much vigor as, say, the cardiovascular system).

However, in recent years, more scientists and researchers are
dedicating themselves to the frontier.

It’s an exciting time for all involved as new discoveries are
surfacing all the time.

Below, you can find a list of the latest research we find to be
most interesting. We’ve also tried to sum up the good bits for
you.