Updated on March 19, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
A cannabinoid is one of the chemical compounds which is found in most of the plants of the cannabis family. These are the compounds similar to the compounds produced by the human body that are associated with the body receptors like appetite, memory, and pain.
These compounds are responsible for maintaining the internal balance in the human body. In human bodies, they interact with the Endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is a biological system consisting of lipophilic molecules responsible for regulating different processes in the body like immunity response, metabolism and interaction between the cells, reproduction, sleep and more. The effects of this compound on the human body can be studied further on MarijuanaDoctors.com.
Cannabinoids are found in many food items also like cacao, black truffles, kava (a type of herbal tea). This compound accounts for the remedial effects of such food items for anxiety and pain. These compounds are also found in some flowers like helichrysum or coneflower. The compound, in this case, is called phytocannabinoid.
Cannabinoids are known for their euphoric effects as they regulate the levels of dopamine, serotonin in our body. The use of cannabis in managing many chronic diseases has been known around the globe seen for a long time.