Endocannabinoid medicine involves the use of THC and CBD to recreate the natural synergy of the body’s innate healing response, and when successful results in the body being able to maintain homeostasis without the support of phytocannabinoids.
This is natural medicine returning balance, so we can live without the need for ongoing treatment and begin to thrive.
Anandamide is found in virtually all tissue of every living being. It’s our main neurotransmitter, our primary endocannabinoid, and activates the ECS by binding to cannabinoid receptors. Anandamide is stimulated by THC and CBD to facilitate the replication of the body’s own molecules and moderate the endo-system.
CBD prevents the breakdown of Anandamide, therefore boosting the levels of this endocannabinoid, to promote balance and homeostasis.
THC acts in replacement of Anandamide by attaching to the CB1 receptor. This stimulates the ECS into action whilst CBD supports the natural levels of anandamide in the brain.
Anandamide is taken from the Sanskrit word ANANDA meaning “joy, bliss, delight”
This is the Ananda Way, to balance Anandamide signalling in the body and brain – naturally, through plant medicine, healthy lifestyle choices, and connected relationships to ourselves and others – so that we are able to flourish.