Getting High on the Endocannabinoid System

by Bradley E. Alger, Ph.D.

The endogenous cannabinoid system—named for the plant that led to its discovery—is one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. With its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and virtually all of the body’s organs, the endocannabinoids are literally a bridge between body and mind. By understanding this system, we begin to see a mechanism that could connect brain activity and states of physical health and disease.

Access the article by Cerebrum: The Dana Forum on Brain Science here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3997295/

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