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The endocannabinoid system

Sep. 17, 2023 by SOMAÍ

The endocannabinoid system

Over the last twenty-five years, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) has emerged as an important neurotransmitter system within the body.  This complex cell-signalling system plays a key role in regulating homeostasis within the body, and so plays a key role in a range of functions and processes including, but not limited to:

  • Energy balance
  • Appetite stimulation
  • Blood pressure
  • Pain relief
  • Nausea control
  • Learning and memory
  • Immune response
  • Sleep
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Motor control
  • Neuroprotection
  • Liver function
  • Fertility regulation
  • Cardiac function

The ECS is present and is active in your body even if you do not use cannabis.