THC Vs Anandamide

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A naturally endocannabinoid in our bodies is called anandamide, which in Sanskrit means “a blissful amide” and is also found in other species including birds, reptiles and fish. Since our bodies produce their own form of “natural THC”, however tiny the amount, it is logical that humans are so drawn to marijuana’s herb! Both THC and anandamide produce their effects through lipid receptors, known as cannabinoid receptors, located on the cell surface throughout our bodies and have similar effects on our experience such as pain, appetite and memory. Cannabinoid receptors are the proteins that sit in the cell membrane and function like gate keepers, controlling which messages from outside the cell to shut down and which to let in. When THC binds
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