In the early 1990s scientists discovered that Endocannabinoid System, ECS, named for the plant that led to the discovery. Working like a lock and key system, the ECS is extremely important because it interacts with multiple systems of the body, including the immune, nervous, and I just of system. By promoting balance and homeostasis the ECS helps the body adapt to stressors.
The ECS is made up of cannabinoid receptors refers to as CB1 & CB2 that pick up biochemical cues and affect surrounding cells. CB1 receptors are mainly found in the brain and affect brain development coordination, movement, learning, sleeping, pain, appetite, anxiety, addiction, nausea and vomiting.
CB2 receptors are mainly found in the peripheral nervous system, Immune system, gastrointestinal track, and various organs, including the brain.