Meet anandamide, the body’s bliss molecule that mimics THC
One of many reasons cannabis works very well to modify our interior systems is the fact that the ‘phyto’ (or plant) cannabinoids have a structure that is similar and can mimic the results associated with ‘endo’ (or our internally produced) cannabinoids.
1. an obviously occurring acid that is arachidonic, contained in some meals as well as in mammalian brains, where it acts as a messenger molecule and plays a part in discomfort, despair, appetite, memory, and fertility.
Fun fact: Ananda could be the Sanskrit word for ‘bliss.’
Anandamide binds to CB1 receptors found primarily into the mind and stressed system, also to CB2 receptors mainly present resistant cells. Continue reading “Meet anandamide, the body’s bliss molecule that mimics THC”