Cannabinoids – what are they and what do they do?

Cannabinoids are naturally present in plants of the Cannabis Sativa L. species. We ingest them when consuming cannabis or hemp – more or less depending on what exactly is consumed, and how. The human body also produces cannabinoids, and there are many ways we are still discovering their properties, benefits, and manifestations.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors present in the human body, as well as in the organism of certain other mammals. Cannabinoid receptors have a direct impact on neurotransmitter release in the brain. In other words, they influence the way it processes data and other chemical compounds.

Cannabinoid receptors that we know of have been named CB1 and CB2. They are located in different areas of the brain and the nervous system, which means they can control different functions and impact different aspects of one’s health (although they are known to work in concert in certain cases).

Some cannabinoids are quite familiar to the public, due to the…

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About Sensi Seeds

Welcome to the About Sensi Seeds section of the website. Here you can discover the stories behind many different facets of this legendary seed company, from its beginnings as one man’s passion and a small collection of very special seeds to the impact that the Sensi gene bank has had on medicinal marijuana and the culture of cannabis in the Netherlands and beyond. Sensi Seeds has expanded over the last few decades to include sister companies devoted to industrial hemp, to educating the public on the true effects and potential of cannabis, and even to pure relaxation in beautiful surroundings. All branches of the company are founded on the same ethic: it’s not just about Sensi Seeds, it’s about the plant.

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