Naturally produced by the body, endocannabinoids are a type of lipid which includes fats, sterols, monoglycerides, diglycerides, triglycerides, and phospholipids. These lipids affect the nervous system in ways that regulate the body’s various neurological functions, regulation, and repair. It is the endocannabinoid’s fate which is to be attracted to endocannabinoid receptor cells – which in turn affect these homeostatic changes, activities, and functions within the organism.
Endocannabinoids were named after the Cannabis plant because it was the plant that led to the discovery of the this intricately synergistic system within organisms. We are only now just beginning to appreciate the possibility and potential of these interactions. It is because endocannabinoids and plant cannabinoids can intersect within various systems of the body that the medical mysteries are constantly being realized.