Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a system composed of a number of neurotransmitters in the body which bind to cannabinoid receptors. They are very prominent in the brain and central and peripheral nervous systems. The effects of these bindings cause a number of health benefits, including pain control, inflammation management, immune system stabilization and more.
Now, the name often rings a bell and reminds people of cannabis and CBD oil – immediately putting some people off and drawing others – but in fact, the endocannabinoid system has its own setup within the body that would exert the mentioned benefits (and many more) even if CBD didn’t exist.
This setup is consisted of endocannabinoids, substances created by the body naturally which bind to the mentioned receptors in the body. One of them is anandamide, otherwise known as the ‘bliss molecule’, and another is palmitoylethanolamide, a fatty acid amide with incredible health benefits exerted in complete safety! And all this within the body naturally.
Many recent studies look deeper into the effects of the endocannabinoid system – as it provides pain and inflammation relief in the safest and most natural way possible – reaching new conclusions and giving a closer look of the mechanism behind this system inside the body.
In the short video below, Dr. Harrison Frank, a former professional basketball player and neurosurgeon and currently a rehabilitation physician and the founder of the Frank Institute for Health and Wellness, explains the endocannabinoid system and some of its benefits. This is a great introduction to the system that is a great part!