Studies have shown that when someone has changes to the 2-AG levels in their brain, their mood suffers for it. Researchers found that depression, tension, and general mood disturbances were increased upon the endocannabinoid changes.
Cannabis has shown that it may be able to help with bone health and strength. Both anandamide and 2-AG are present in our bones. Studies suggest that 2-AG plays a crucial role in bone forming by activating CB1 receptors in sympathetic nerve terminals.
Scientists have grazed the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cannabis and reproduction. They have found that the levels of 2-AG and anandamide change throughout the course of pregnancy. Scientists believe that using the CB2 receptor may be useful for correcting infertility.
Cannabis used to have the bad reputation of making your memory go blank, but recently there have been studies as a treatment or even cure for Alzheimer’s disease. While a cure isn’t something that is on the table quite yet, scientists do believe that it may be used as a preventative tool. Because of 2-AG’s anti-inflammatory properties, researchers believe that this endocannabinoid plays a role in protecting the brain and helping with memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s. It may even help with cognitive function.
Cannabis has been used for sleep for a long time, and not just because of the drowsiness that THC can make you feel. Research finds that the 2-AG endocannabinoid triggers REM, making its enhancement a potential treatment for people who don’t feel like they can get a restful night’s sleep.