The endocannabinoid system in humans
CBD and THC fit perfectly into actual human cell receptors. These receptors constitute the endocannabinoid system, which influences physiological functions such as pain regulation, cognition, and hunger, as well as anti-inflammatory and immune system functions.
The endocannabinoid system is made up of two types of receptors, CB1 and CB2, that each serve a different purpose in human health and well-being.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a neurotransmitter structure in the body composed of endogenous G-protein-coupled cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) that plays a key role in the regulation of homoeostasis. The ECS is present in all vertebrates (and some invertebrates) and is known to influence a variety of physiological characteristics including sleep, stress, pain, hunger, memory, digestion, and anxiety.
Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids produced by the body. It is also activated by cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant, the most popular and thoroughly investigated of which are THC and CBD.