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Endocannabinoid System

Education

You may go ahead and re-read that title now. While it may seem like an obvious response or even rhetorical question to ask, this question has been popping up on forums, in dispensaries and independent, specialty natural products stores, within the Cannabis industry and various media platforms. We felt it

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Musculoskeletal symptoms and orthopedic conditions are the second-most common reason for physician visits in the United States at a staggering annual cost of close to $1 trillion. Finding safe, cost-effective therapeutic options is quickly becoming a top priority for those concerned about health and productivity, from practitioners and patients to

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Building on a previous article, Cannabidiol 101: A Peek into Cannabinoid Chemistry, the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a remarkably complex signaling network that has widespread effects within the body. In fact, many studies have been published examining the effects of various components of the ECS on appetite, metabolic health,

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There is accumulating scientific evidence that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in how the body regulates energy (calorie) balance, as well as carbohydrate and fat metabolism. As such, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an often overlooked key in the regulation of body weight and body composition (note: “body

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Research

Complex life such as ours requires tight control of factors like energy supply, cell division, brain activity and immunity to maintain our bodies’ structural and functional integrity. Failure to do results in metabolic disorders such as obesity, anorexia or diabetes, cancer or degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, excitability disorders such as

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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex signaling network within the human body that uses specialized compounds known as cannabinoids to control various bodily processes by interacting with various receptors and regulatory enzymes.   Cannabidiol (CBD) is often referred to as a “phytocannabinoid.” Phytocannabinoids are plant derivatives that contain a

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Health

  The biological mechanisms that control mood, anxiety, stress, fear, and other emotional behavior have been focused almost exclusively on the role of certain neurotransmitters called monoamines. While monoamines like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine play an important role in controlling mood and anxiety, the vast majority of drug-based therapies that

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    Many of us realize the important of “balance” in our daily lives. Balancing work and play is a critical part of our physical and mental health. For example, replacing omega-6 rich processed foods (e.g., french fries, potato chips, and pastries) with omega-3 rich healthy alternatives (e.g., salmon steak,

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Research

By Dr. Darryl Hudson, PhD. It is common knowledge that Cannabis influences people differently. I often find myself a bit jealous of those who can have just a few tokes and get right loopy. For me, watching this unfold typically brings about the nostalgia of the ‘first time’ experience that

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Pain Management

This article has been re-posted from the May – June 2005 Cannabis Health Journal. By Dr. Franjo Grotenhermen D9-THC (THC), the main active compound of the cannabis plant, and many other cannabinoids exert most of their actions through binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body, while the mode of action

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