Cannabinoids — the 411

Cannabinoids are compounds uniquely found in cannabis that interact with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) — a signaling system that is present in every system of your body that regulates mood, appetite, pain, cell life, memory, learning, temperature, sleep, appetite, inflammation, and many other physical processes. The ECS is the most important physiological system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.

When cannabis is consumed, cannabinoids bind to receptor sites throughout our brain (receptors called CB-1) and body (CB-2) and support regulation and balance. Different cannabinoids have different effects depending on which receptors they bind to — like a lock and key system.

Cannabis contains at least 85 types of cannabinoids — many of which have documented medical value. Products and strains have been developed to deliver larger doses of different cannabinoids, so knowing which types best treat your symptoms is a handy piece of knowledge to bring to your next dispensary visit.

Plant-based cannabinoids are an essential support to any curative treatment strategy.

Meet the Cannabinoids:

The health benefits of cannabis, CBD and hemp

HealthMade Radio, Dr. Karlfeldt interviews D. Judy Mikovits on the health benefits of CBD and Cannabis and their affect on the recently discovered human endocannabinoid system.

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