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The myrcene terpene found in high myrcene strains of cannabis, as well as mangoes and lemongrass, is applauded for its sedative and analgesic properties.
The endocannabinoid system, or the endogenous cannabinoid system, is a network of cell receptors, chemical messengers, and enzymes that respond to cannabis.
Endocannabinoids use a variety of different ways to concentrate themselves in and out of cells that go beyond simply binding to receptors.
FAAH is an enzyme that breaks down Anandamide, making it a crucial component of the endocannabinoid system that can affect the duration of THC’s effects.
TRPV1 help to relay pain signals to your brain. Cannabinoids activate TRPV1 and help to reduce pain by overwhelming the receptors and forcing them to rest.
MAGL (Monoacylglycerol Lipase) is an endocannabinoid recycling enzyme that breakds down 2-AG into arachadonic acid and glycerol.