The endocannabinoid system, aside from being a mouthful to say, is also a system in our body that’s connected to the brain and nervous system. Within this system is a series of receptors which bind with chemicals called endocannabinoids. These chemicals naturally occur in the body, and the similarity between these endocannabinoids and the cannabinoids found in cannabis plants is what allows them to interact with our body in a natural, effective way.
In basic terms— cannabinoids help your body do things it already does, but even better. They bind to your body’s natural receptors and send signals to create certain benefits, like pain relief, reduced anxiety, and the ‘high’ usually associated with THC.
Think about taking a vitamin. That vitamin may look artificial, but it’s composed of natural ingredients that your body produces on its own. When you consume a cannabis product, you’re taking part in a similar experience. Which cannabis strain you choose, and the cannabinoids it contains, will determine which benefits and experiences you enjoy.
Stay tuned to the Pottery Journal to learn more about Cannabinods and the Endocannbinoid system! If you want more cannabis information, read our blog on cannabis flower.