Cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 Receptor Location in Pets

HOW IT FUNCTIONS

 The body produces it own neurotransmitters and its own endogenous cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids modulates every other neurotransmitter. They're like the master regulator, telling some transmitters to speed it up and others to calm it down, directing some to fight problems and others to restore the body to its normal state. 

When  CBD  is taken it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (or ECS).  The system is predominantly made up of 2 types of cannabinoid receptors (known as CB1 and CB2). These receptors are found not only in the brain, but in other places within the body. By interacting with these receptors, the beneficial effects of CBD are produced.

CB1

CB1 receptors are mostly in the brain and central nervous system

CB2

CB2 receptors are mostly in peripheral organs, especially immune cells

CB1

CB1

Brain
Lungs
Vascular system
Gastrointestinal track
Reproductive organs

CB2

CB2

Spleen
Bones
Skin
Glial cells (parts of brain)

CB1

CB1 + CB2

Immune system
Liver
Bone marrow
Pancreas
Brainstem

Cannabinoid Receptor Locations in Canines

CEREBRAL CORTEX

PLAYS A ROLE IN MEMORY, THINKING, AND CONSIOUSNESS

HYPOTHALAMUS

GOVERNS METABOLIC PROCESSES SUCH AS APPETITIE

AMYGDALA

PLAYS A ROLE IN EMOTIONS

HIPPOCAMPUS

IS KEY TO MEMORY STORAGE AND RECALL

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BASAL GANGLIA

GOVERNS MOTOR SKILLS AND LEARNING

CEREBELLUM

GOVERNS COORDINATION AND MUSCLE CONTROL

BRAIN STEM

CONTROLS MANY BASIC FUNCTIONS INCLUDING VOMITING REFLEX, BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART RATE. ALSO PLAYS A ROLE IN PAIN SENSATION, MUSCLE TONE & MOVEMENT

The common misconception for many years was that THC was the only cannabinoid responsible for influencing health. It is not. Far from it.

The compound that causes the psychoactive effects in marijuana is THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. Cannabinoid (CBD) is a completely different compound that’s safe, reliable and, most importantly, non psychoactive.