The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid system (ECS)

In the 1960’s and 70’s the identification of the endogenous receptors with phytocannabinoids with physiological effects was isolated in what has been named the Endocannabinoid system, (ECS)  This discovery has led to information that it plays a major role in the nervous system.  The ECS is a signaling system prevalent throughout all living organisms, Plants, Animals and Humans.  Its function has been determined to play a major role in our ability to, “Relax, Eat, Sleep, Forget and Protect.”  There are two receptors in the EC System, CB1 and CB2.  These receptors proved to be throughout the Nervous system. CB1 receptors are the most numerous protein receptors and CB2 receptors are in peripheral tissues. Ryan D Zaklin, MD, MA; “Practical Neurology”, Nov. 2016

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