Although modern medical science has come a long way over the past several decades, there are still important breakthroughs happening every day. While scientists continue to research the various things that make us tick, there’s still so much to learn even after the initial medical discovery.
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One of the most amazing discoveries in recent years is the Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, and how it serves as a master regulator in the human body. We’re still researching the ECS, but we’re finding that the ECS has receptors all throughout the body and is responsible for regulating everything from our mood to our immune responses. Anandamide, one of the molecules produced by the ECS, plays such an important role that it has picked up a nickname: the bliss molecule.
The ECS is classified as a homeostatic regulator, which means that it is partially responsible for helping us to maintain physical and emotional balance. This system, as a whole, works to make sure that our cells, organs, and systems as a whole are functioning optimally. This means that when the ECS isn’t working optimally, many other different processes in our bodies start to perform poorly.