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What is the endocannabinoid system?
The human body is host to tiny cannabinoid receptors that hang out on the service of our various cells. We can think of these receptors as little locks waiting to open up a doorway to therapeutic effects from within. Luckily, we also produce several agonists, endocannabinoid compounds that act as 'keys' to bind to these receptors and activate or 'unlock' them. When a specific cannabinoid or combination of cannabinoids bind to the specialized receptors a series of events is triggered in the cell resulting in a change in the cell’s activity. This leads to improved function of just about everything including: mood, memory, motor control, immune function, pain perception, and increase or decrease of appetite.

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