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Benefits of Cannabis

ECS is a signaling system regulated by two main receptors: CB1 receptors, associated with the central nervous system, and CB2 receptors, generally found in the peripheral nervous system. Mimicking natural cannabinoids synthesized by the body, the chemical compounds of cannabis, such as THC and CBD, bind with ECS receptors. The chemical profile of different strains of cannabis produces specific effects and allows customization of effects.

How does cannabis interact with the body?

The discovery of over 150 cannabis cannabinoids and 200 terpenes is exciting. Each one has the potential to correspond with the ECS. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the most well-known cannabinoid, binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors, just like the natural endocannabinoids produced by the body. Cannabidiol (CBD), another abundant cannabinoid, remains somewhat of a mystery. While some believe CBD prevents endocannabinoids from being broken down, others are convinced that it binds to a receptor we have yet to discover.

Cannabinoids and terpenes appear to interact with each other to create an “entourage effect.” The compounds found in cannabis work synergistically to offer greater benefits when combined. If a CBD isolate fails to produce the desired effect, you might want to consider a full-spectrum CBD option, which will contain terpenes and multiple cannabinoids, including a lower percentage of THC.

HerbNJoy can help you determine the right cannabis strain and consumption method for you!

The professionals from HerbNJoy focus on determining the right product to achieve the experience and objectives you’re looking for. We believe strongly in the potential of cannabis in holistic uses and the importance of educating our clients. Ask questions, share your expectations and be sure of your purchase. Our four recreational and medicinal dispensaries offer a wonderfully convenient and informative shopping experience.

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