Your Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is your body's own system made up of a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the brain and throughout the body's central and peripheral nervous systems. You could say that the ‘ECS’is the body's cannabinoid system. It was discovered by Prof. Dr. Raphael Mechoulam.
Our ECS has a very important function in our body. It is responsible for regulating a series of physiological processes essential for the maintenance of health.
Discovering the presence of an endocannabinoid system, which regulates homeostasis (balance) in the human body, was a breakthrough and opened the door for many therapeutic cannabinoid solutions.
When the ECS is working properly it helps regulate processes such as sleep, appetite, digestion, mood, motor control, immune function, reproduction and fertility, pleasure and reward, memory, temperature regulation, and pain.
When the ECS is disrupted and confused because the body fails to produce enough endocannabinoids, you can develop a disease or disorder. In these cases, supplementing with vegetable cannabinoids can be helpful.