Discovered by scientists in the early 1990s, the endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating many basic functions throughout the body. The system can be activated by cannabinoids that are naturally created by the body — and those found in the cannabis plant, which, as you might have guessed, is where it got its name.
Among the functions regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS) are memory, appetite, temperature, the immune system, sleep, pain, and the female reproductive system. By regulating these functions, the ECS is believed to help maintain balance, or homeostasis, in the body.
The endocannabinoid system: What it is and how it works
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