What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a diverse set of chemical compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. Their main physiological effect on the body is to act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that repress neurotransmitter release in the brain. It is fair to say that cannabinoids are critical in the process of communication between neurons in the brain. Cannabinoids are one of the most active areas of medical research today with thousands of clinical studies underway exploring cannabinoids for the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions including inflammation, acute and chronic pain, gastrointestinal diseases and conditions, metabolic issues, neurological problems including epilepsy, cancer, soft tissue and musculoskeletal problems, allergies, skin disorders, infections, viruses, glaucoma, circulatory impairments, nausea, AIDS wasting, spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, depression, migraine, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorder, decreased appetite, sexual dysfunction and drug dependency and withdrawal syndromes, among many others.