WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?
Cannabinoids are a class of chemically diverse compounds that are extracted from the cannabis plant. These compounds express their physiological response by binding to specific cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), which are found throughout the body. The spectrum of available research suggests that some cannabinoids exert multiple effects on the human body, including but not limited to: impacting the immune response, nervous system function and repair, gastrointestinal maintenance and motility, motor function in muscles, pancreatic functionality and blood sugar regulation, and integrity of function in the eye, including the optic nerve. Cannabinoid molecules have been studied widely, and published data point to the potential efficacy of these compounds in treating many disorders or alleviating disease-associated symptoms.