Anandamide is a neurotransmitter that mimics the effects of compounds present in the cannabis plant, called cannabinoids. Its name derives from the Sanskrit word “ananda” which means inner happiness.
Cannabinoid treatments modulate the Human Endocannabinoid System (SEC) to treat chronic diseases.
THE CANNABIS PLANT
It is one of the most biologically active and safest plants on the planet. About 450 bioactive chemical compounds have been characterized in the plant to date, many of which have therapeutic potential.
These compounds present in the cannabis plant are highly synergistic with the Human Endocannabinoid System (SEC) and mimic the action of endogenous substances critical to maintaining health.
Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of the plant. Furthermore, they have specific medical effects and can act in synergy with cannabinoids.
The Endocannabinoid System is the main system for reducing biological damage in the human body. It is responsible for bringing the body into balance or homeostasis when it is affected by stress, infections, inflammation and pain.
Endomedicine is the medical practice that aims to treat patients with chronic diseases by modulating the Endocannabinoid System using cannabis and complementary therapies.