How Cannabis heals
Inside the body of all mammals is found the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system was discovered in the 1990's by Dr. LA Matsuda. After extensive research Dr Matsuda was able to describe the ECS as highly complex, of vital importance to our well-being, and made up of two types of sophisticated receptors. The two types of receptors are found in different parts of the body and have unique
responsibilities for maintaining an environment of homeostasis.
Most, if not all ailments suffered, are as a result of these receptors being either damaged or imbalanced.
Chemicals derived from the cannabis plant have been shown to greatly influence homeostasis within the body. They have the ability to both reduce and enhance the activity of certain systems, ultimately acting as biological regulators. Cannabinoids achieve these effects in part by acting upon the endocannabinoid system which is comprised of enzymes, signalling lipids, and G-protein coupled receptors, now known as the CB1 and CB2 receptors (Cannabinoid 1 and Cannabinoid 2).
Cannabinoids from the cannabis plant interact with these receptors due to their structural similarity with molecules created within the body known as endocannabinoids. These chemicals play a key role in homeostasis.