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ENDOCANNABINOIDS and Your Immune System

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

How do ENDOCANNABINOIDS and Your Immune System Work?


ENDOCANNABINOIDS ARE BELIEVED TO CONTROL IMMUNE FUNCTIONS AND PLAY A ROLE IN IMMUNE HOMEOSTASIS. IMMUNE CELLS EXPRESS BOTH CB1 AND CB2 RECEPTORS, HAVE FUNCTIONAL CANNABINOID TRANSPORT AND

BREAKDOWN MECHANISMS.


ENDOCANNA"BINOIDS and Your Immune System

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

Endocannabinoids, as typical bioactive lipids, have a short half-life and appear to act in an autocrine and paracrine fashion. Their immediate effective action on immune function may be at localized sites in the periphery and within the central nervous system. It is speculated that endocannabinoids play an important role in maintaining the overall "fine-tuning" of the immune homeostatic balance within the host.