Cannabinoids is a broad term used to describe chemical compounds that interact or bind to cannabinoid receptors. Different types of cannabinoids are produced naturally by humans and by cannabis plants, but they can also be manufactured.

Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds that bind to or interact with cannabinoid receptors within our bodies. Synthetic cannabinoids are manufactured in laboratories, whilst others naturally occur. Endocannabinoids, which are produced by our bodies, and phytocannabinoids which are found in plants such as cannabis are the two types of naturally occurring cannabinoids. 


What are the major cannabinoids produced by cannabis sativa L.?


Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two major cannabinoids produced by cannabis plants. These compounds have garnered significant attention in recent years due to their potential therapeutic benefits.


What are cannabinoid receptors?


Cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) make up on part of the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. These receptors are found throughout the body and play a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes such as pain sensation, mood, appetite, and memory.


What is the endocannabinoid system?



The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex network of receptors, enzymes, and neurotransmitters that work together to regulate homeostasis, or balance, throughout the entire human system. It is the largest regulatory system in the human body and plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and wellness. The ECS was discovered during research on cannabis and its effects on the body, hence the name "endocannabinoid" which means "cannabinoids within the body."


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