Endocannabinoids- received their name from cannabis. “Endo” means within, and “Cannabinoid” refers to a compound with Cannabinoid Receptors.
Endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that help your body get critical functioning processes moving, and when to stop, thus helping maintain optimal balance in the body, also known as homeostasis. When the ECS (Endocannabinoid System) is disrupted, any one of these things can fall out of balance. Dysregulation of ECS is thought to contribute to a wide variety of medical conditions, including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
Endocannabinoids are produced by the body in humans and animals for the purpose of critical functioning including: Sleep; Appetitie Control; Digestion; Supressing Hunger; Mood enhancement; Immune Functions; Memory; Pain; Body Temperature; and others
There are two (2) types of Endocannabinoids: 2-archidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and Anandamide. These have been named the Endocannabinoids.