The endocannabinoid system: what is it?

What Does the Endocannabinoid System Do?

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Have you heard of the endocannabinoid system (ECS)? It certainly wasn’t covered in health or science classes in my school. In fact, very little time is spent on it at most medical schools. Yet, the ECS is important to create a balance in your body. Learn about it and find out why cannabis is a perfect partner for your ECS.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a bona fide body system right up there with the digestive, cardiovascular and reproductive systems.

“The ECS is an immensely important physiological system that orchestrates much of the communication within and between organs to help maintain health, well-being and balance,” says Carl Germano, RD, CNS, author of Road to Ananda: Simple Guide to the Endocannabinoid System, Hemp Phytocannabinoids/CBD and Your Health.

While “regulator of internal balance” sounds nice, the ECS has practical downstream effects on things that are much more concrete.

“The ECS governs neurotransmission involved in the regulation of mood, memory, reward, appetite, anxiety, stress and more,” says Germano. […]

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