The challenges of understanding how the 86 billion neurons in the human brain work are immense, considering that scientists and philosophers can’t even agree on what the “mind” actually is. Our limited knowledge can be summed up as a mere drop in an entire ocean of possibilities. In fact, the more we know, the more
Since the 1990s, scientists have understood the endocannabinoid system and the process through which its CB1 and CB2 receptors interact with cannabis to produce its health-boosting effects. But a recently discovered receptor called GPR55 has many researchers considering it a possible third receptor, and it may be the key to deeper understanding of the therapeutic
Cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) are derived from the stalks and stems of cannabis plants like hemp. Once absorbed, these cannabinoids interact with our body’s natural systems to promote balance. The reason they’re able to elicit balancing properties is because they share a similar chemical makeup to endocannabinoids, which are synthesized on demand by the body.
While most of those within the ECHO community seek to learn about the potential therapeutic applications of cannabidiol (CBD) to address specific health issues, taking CBD as a daily supplement can benefit everyone. In the United States and many other markets around the world, CBD hemp oil — derived from the stalk and seeds of
We’ve regularly discussed the body’s endocannabinoid system and its responsibility in regulating an array of physiological processes to encourage homeostasis. One of the processes the endocannabinoid system is tasked with managing is the presence and intensity of pain. Often felt as a sting, ache, tingle, prick, or burn, pain is classified as either acute or
When we talk about the significance of cannabidiol (CBD) and the role that cannabinoids play in maintaining and improving our health, we’re referring to their influence on the endocannabinoid system and potentially improving its ability to maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis refers to any process or reaction that our body utilizes to actively maintain a constant internal
Cannabinoids are a class of active chemical compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors throughout our body to help encourage homeostasis and balance. These cannabinoid receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating many physiological processes, including pain management, immune response, sleep, appetite, and mood. Through interactions with cannabinoid receptors – particularly
Findings in a new study by German and Israeli researchers suggest that cannabinoids may effectively reverse age-related memory loss. The study, conducted by investigators at the University of Bonn and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, found that regular treatments of a particular cannabinoid caused older mice to have equal memory performance and learning capacities as
Cannabinoids are able to elicit their natural balancing effects by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS consists of a series of receptors that are configured to accept cannabinoids – including endocannabinoids that are synthesized by the body, and phytocannabinoids that are found in plants like hemp. The ECS, responsible for regulating an array
Researchers believe that the underlying cause of many ailments, particularly those related to the immune system and inflammation, could be a disorder referred to as clinical endocannabinoid deficiency. Endocannabinoid deficiency is a theory for the symptoms and conditions that develop when the body’s endocannabinoid system isn’t functioning properly. We’ve previously discussed the endocannabinoid system and
Cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are able to elicit their healing effects by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The system, integral to our physiologies, is responsible for regulating an array of body processes, such as pain sensation, immune response, anxiety, sleep, mood, appetite, metabolism, memory, and more. The endocannabinoid system is made
Ever wonder how cannabinoids interact with your body? The answer is through the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating balance in our body’s immune response, appetite, metabolism, memory, and more. In spite of the integral role this system takes on, until recently it remained an unknown part of the human body’s functions.