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Category Archives: Endocannabinoid System

Your Health and its connection to the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is a group of specialized lipids, their receptors, and the enzymes that produce and degrade them. Through direct and indirect actions, endocannabinoids are known to modulate and influence a variety of physiological systems, including appetite, pain, inflammation, thermoregulation, intra-ocular pressure, sensation, muscle control, energy balance, metabolism, sleep health, stress responses, motivation/reward, mood, […]

Great info on the Entourage Effect!

Altogether, cannabis comprises of more than 400 identified compounds and there are over 110 cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant. Studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that the interaction between these substances and our endocannabinoid system results in synergistic effects, which is called the “entourage effect”. To read full cannabis.info article click here […]

Optimal Cannabis Dosing…

A Doctor’s perspective… great info on dosing. Sometimes less is more when it comes to medicinal cannabis dosing. Dosage is the key factor in achieving the most benefits and least adverse effects of cannabis. After following thousands of patients using medical cannabis for eight years, I’ve observed that dosing cannabis is unlike any therapeutic agent […]

How Cannabis Re-balances Body Systems…

The “simplest” accurate description of the effects of Cannabis in humans is that it modulates the regulation of homeostasis. According to Biology on line… “Homeostasis refers to the ability of the body or a cell to seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability within its internal environment when dealing with external changes. It […]

The “Entourage Effect” Isolated CBD Is Less Effective than the Plant with All of Its Cannabinoids

Although many people try to create cannabis medicines using a single cannabis compound, several research studies have shown that they will not be effective. What is really powerful is the combination between different elements that will have different results on different people. This interactive synergy between the cannabis compounds, a term known as the “entourage […]

Our Amazing Endocannabinoid System <3

Once cannabis is ingested, it is broken down  and cannabinoids are released into the body. The human body has an endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate appetite, energy balance, metabolism, stress responses, immune functions, the autonomic nervous system, thermo-regulation, sleep and many other important body systems.

Plenty of Promise for the “Wonder Weed”

The anecdotal evidence that cannabis has a positive effect on a long list of medical conditions from epilepsy, pain, cancer, even Alzheimer’s Disease is building. However, to date there’s been scant clinical evidence to back up these claims. At long last that may be changing. Researchers are now applying scientific rigour to convert anecdote into […]

All Cannabis is Medicinal…

Cannabis is imperative to maintaining a healthy body.  Cannabinoid ligands fuel and balance the human endocannabinoid system, a system that regulates the immune system, mood, sleep patterns, appetite, and pain sensation.  Just like vitamins, the human body needs cannabinoids to function properly. Quote source..THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA GUIDE NATURES PHARMACY By Chef Derek Butt Article Source Halcyon […]

How Cannabis Rebalances…

The “simplest” accurate description of the effects of Cannabis in humans is that it modulates the regulation of homeostasis. According to  Biology on line… “Homeostasis refers to the ability of the body or a cell to seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability within its internal environment when dealing with external changes. It […]

Cannabis Science: Could Cannabinoids Improve Efficiency of Mitochondria?

Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of the cell. They are organelles that act like a digestive system which takes in nutrients, breaks them down, and creates energy rich molecules for the cell. The biochemical processes of the cell are known as cellular respiration. Many of the reactions involved in cellular respiration happen in the […]

Cannabis Science: How the Endocannabinoid System Controls Appetite

There are two types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, and they are found in the body in locations such as the brain, intestines, and the immune system. When a cannabinoid receptor is stimulated by an endocannabinoid, various physiological functions in multiple systems of the body are activated including memory, pain sensation, mood, and most […]

Clearing the Smoke… The Science of Cannabis.

Medical cannabis has been proven to have certain valuable medical properties…. Just to name a few of them, there are: improvement in patients that suffer from nausea and vomiting and appetite loss in patients that undergo chemotherapy or suffer from AIDS, it also reduces intraocular pressure and analgesic (pain relieving) properties. Watch informational Video/Documentary with […]

The Amazing Endocannabinoid System Explained…

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors. Known as “the body’s own cannabinoid system”,[1] the ECS is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and […]

The Importance of Whole Plant Medicine

Whole-Plant Vs. Pharmaceutical Cannabis: What You Need To Know “In truth, whole-plant Cannabis is safer and more effective than it’s pharmaceutical alternatives. Here’s why: no single chemical or compound is responsible for the medicinal qualities of weed. Instead, the combination of several hundred different cannabinoids and terpenoids create a complex form of medicine only nature […]

Doctors Speak Out About the Endocannabinoid System & Health Benefits of CBD

It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes Marijuana is the only thing that works… It is irresponsible not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve Marijuana. We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 […]

Medicinal Cannabis & the Entourage Effect

While whole plant medicine research is limited, there is more and more evidence coming to light that these compounds work much better together. And with over 500 naturally occurring compounds, medicinal cannabis has tremendous untapped value in the treatment of disease. Watch short video with CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta presents an animation explaining […]