Endocannabinoid

ˈendōkə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯid | Noun

An organic compound produced by the body that binds to cannabinoid receptors. Anandamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) are the two most prevalent cannabinoids made by the body. Endocannabinoids share a likeness to plant produced cannabinoids called phytocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are responsible for regulating the brain, endocrine, and immune system tissues and play an essential role in maintaining the body’s homeostasis, or internal regulatory balance.