Endocannabinoid Receptors and Cannabinoids
By Laura Fisher
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is one of our most vital systems in our bodies yet is one that is only
recently being talked about more openly.
The ECS is such an important system because of its involvement in regulating a variety of other systems
and processes in our bodies. It does this regulating through the ECS receptors located on cell surfaces
throughout the body.
There are two main receptors of focus, CB1 and CB2. THC binds with CB1 receptors and CBN binds with
CB2 receptors, while CBD suppresses the breakdown of the body’s naturally occurring cannabinoid that
is responsible for activating the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are found in the brain, lungs, liver, vascular system, endocrine system, and muscles. CB2
receptors are found in the immune and hematopoietic systems and bones, present in the brain, liver,
and in the pancreas.
And, the research continues.

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