The chemistry behind cannabinoids explains how CBDs are saving lives – March 07, 2017

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March 06, 2017 by: Natural News Editors

(Natural News) Scientists are finally beginning to uncover some of the chemical mechanisms underlying the powerful medical benefits of marijuana and its cannabinoid compounds.

The breakthrough came with the discovery of the body’s endocannabinoid system, a biological system based around signaling molecules highly similar to many of the phytocannabinoid (plant-based cannabinoid) compounds found in marijuana (cannabis). Cannabinoid receptors are found on nearly every cell in the body, enabling the endocannabinoid system to play a key role in regulating everything from sleep and metabolism, to appetite and immune function.

Of the more than 500 identified chemicals naturally present in the cannabis plant, at least 85 are cannabinoids……….

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