The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a complex cellular-level system that plays a key role in supporting a healthy body and mind. Proper regulation of the immune and nervous systems relies on the ECS to respond to environmental stressors and achieve a balanced state. Our body naturally produces signaling molecules called endocannabinoids (eCB) to mediate ECS functions, like managing inflammation or pain perception.
Luckily for us, the cannabis plant produces molecules, like CBD, CBG, and THC, that are similarly structured to eCBs. As a result, we can tap into the ECS through cannabinoids and influence our physical and mental health. This can be a double-edged sword: Some may feel relaxed sharing a joint with friends, while others can become anxious. So, it’s important to remember our variability and capacity to respond to cannabinoids based on genetic and environmental factors.