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Tag Archives: Cannabinoids

Endocannabinoid System: an Essential Part of Life and Adaptation to Environmental Changes.

The ECS is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of […]

How can Medicinal Cannabis can Treat so Many Health Conditions?

According to Greenflower article The Endocannabinoid System ( ECS) is why medicinal cannabis can treat so many health conditions and why it is  such a powerful healing tool. It can be viewed as a station master for cellular communication in the body. This system consists of at least two distinct cell receptors (CB1 and CB2). […]

The Endocannabinoid System as an Emerging Target of Pharmacotherapy

Short Excerpt… ” In the past decade, the endocannabinoid system has been implicated in a growing number of physiological functions, both in the central and peripheral nervous systems and in peripheral organs. More importantly, modulating the activity of the endocannabinoid system turned out to hold therapeutic promise in a wide range of disparate diseases and […]

Whole-Plant Cannabis ‘Entourage Effect’ Helps Patients More Than Purified CBD, Study Finds

As quoted from the marijuanamoment.net Article…. “Patients suffering from epilepsy experience better health outcomes—with fewer adverse side effects—when they use plant-based cannabidiol (CBD) extracts compared to “purified” CBD products, according to a new scientific review.Consistent with a growing body of scientific research, the study found that CBD treatment reduces the frequency of seizures, even among […]

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, […]

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 […]

Study Shows Cannabidiol (CBD) Strengthens Bones & Speeds Healing of Fractures

CBD is one of over 60 plus compounds found in the cannabis plant that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. CBD or Cannabidol is an amazing antioxidant and anti inflammatory and now one study is showing that this amazing cannabinoid may actually strengthen bones and speed the healing of fractures! The study was […]

The Entourage Effect…

The ‘entourage effect’ is a term introduced in cannabinoid science in 1998 by S. Ben-Shabat, with Raphael Mechoulam, and was also written about in detail, in a paper by Ethan Russo,  published  in the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2011, describing the synergistic effect of the other compounds in cannabis. Cannabis contains over five hundred […]

Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Tourette Syndrome

According to Tourette Canada “Tourette Syndrome or TS is a Neurodevelopmental or brain-based condition that causes people who have it to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. Tourette Syndrome (TS) tics are sudden, intermittent, repetitive, unpredictable, purposeless, nonrhythmic, involuntary movements or sounds. Tics that produce movement are called “motor tics,” while tics that produce […]