Endocannabinoid System

Endocannabinoid System

Cannabis has been at the center of one of the most exciting—and underreported—developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a hitherto unknown biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabiod System, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.

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Is endometriosis caused by endocannabinoid deficiency and could cannabis be an answer?
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25 years of groundbreaking research — an annotated history.
Give your endocannabinoid system a boost.
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It is increasingly recognized that cannabidiol can moderate many of the effects of THC, but the mechanisms by which CBD does this aren't obvious..
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One broad effect of CBD and THC is the stimulation of neurogenesis — the production and integration of new neurons in the brain.

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