The endocannabinoid system regulates numerous physiological processes, including intestinal function, glucose metabolism, and stress response. New research discusses the roles of CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors pertaining to diet, digestion, and energy metabolism.
Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Scientific data indicates that CBD & THC can affect mitochondria, the energy adaptors that power every multicellular organism. How do cannabinoids influence cellular function?
Numerous plants — not just cannabis — are endowed with compounds that interact directly or indirectly with the endocannabinoid system. The health benefits of many common kitchen spices are mediated by the same cannabinoid receptors in the human brain and body that marijuana activates.
A pioneer neurologist, Dr. Ethan Russo, examines recent scientific data on migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, and other treatment-resistant syndromes that may respond to cannabinoid therapies.
The 2016 meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society focused on the latest research in cannabinoid studies and the endocannabinoid system.
Our video series Cannabis Conversations interviews Dr. Ethan Russo on clinical endocannabinoid deficiency and ways to target the endocannabinoid system for therapeutic benefit.