• No products in the cart.

  • 0
  • No products in the cart.

  • What is the Endocannabinoid System?

    Share via:

    Of The Valley

    Discovered by medical researchers in the 1990’s, the endocannabinoid system is an elaborate biological system in the human body. There are still many unknowns about how it works and its interactions. Medical experts have concluded that it impacts several major processes, including appetite, sleep, mood, and memory. But, there is much more to be discovered researchers and experts say. 

    There are three main components in the endocannabinoid system:

    There are two types, CB1 and CB2. They exist throughout the body and are a substance to which endocannabinoids bind. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the central nervous system and are responsible for regulating coordination, movement, pain, appetite, memory, mood, and other functions. The CB2 receptors are located in the peripheral nervous system, regulating pain and inflammation.


    They appear in many forms but there are two types of enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, FAAH and MAGL.


    They are molecules that complement the body by keeping internal functions running smoothly by binding and activating receptors. The human body naturally produces endocannabinoids.

    Leave a Comment

    ©2020-2021 Of The Valley Naturals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 68 Coombs St Suite D13 Napa, California 94558