The Human Endocannabinoid System

Scientist have only just begun to understand the importance of Human Endocannabinoid System (HEcS). The discovery of the HEcS is arguable the most important discovery in human physiology in the late Twentieth Century. Research has revealed that the HEcS is responsible for maintaining and controlling the body’s homeostasis, or balanced regulation of every system in the body. It does that through two known receptors called CB1 & CB2 (See Diagram Below). While the body produces its’ own endogenous cannabinoids, scientist suggest that most people are now suffering from “Cannabinoid Deficiency”. Without sufficient cannabinoids in our diet, the HEcS operates at less than peak efficiency, resulting in a general decline in overall health. Supplementing our diets with full spectrum phytocannabinoids may be an essential component to achieve optimal health.

The Endocannabinoid System

The primary cannabinoid receptors are identified as Cannabinoid type 1 receptors (CB1-R) and Cannabinoid type 2 receptors (CB2-R). The receptors can be “unlocked” by three kinds of cannabinoids:

1) Endocannabinoids

Endogenous-fatty-acid cannabinoids

produced naturally in the body

(e.g., anandamide and 2-AG)

2) Phytocannabinoids

Concentrated in the oily resin of the

buds and leaves of plants such as

cannabis (e.g., THC and CBD)

3) Synthetic Cannabinoids

Manufactured by artificial means

such as in a laboratory