“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the main and peripheral nervous systems, including neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia. There are 2 primary kinds of receptors in the ECS, CB1, and CB2. CB1 receptors are mainly found in the main nerve system and brains of mammals and CB2 are normally found in the peripheral anxious system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (called after the Sanskrit term “Ananda” which translates to “peace”). For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has actually been equipped with this ECS, a vital system in the body, and it has been learned about in the clinical and medical communities since the 1980s. Nevertheless, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?