Cannabinoids and Cardiovascular Disease

asdasd Cardiovascular Disease has now surpassed smoking as the number one cause of death in the United States. Nearly half of US adults are affected by some sort of cardiovascular illness.  What is Cardiovascular Disease? Cardiovascular Disease or “heart disease” refers to a group of health conditions that involve blocked…

Cannabinoids and cancer

Cannabis for cancer patients: past, present and future Ancient cultures across the globe used Cannabis sativa for a variety of medicinal and recreational purposes and many examples have been discovered by archaeologists and historians during the examination of ancient documents and artefacts. For example, the Ancient Egyptian Ebers Papyrus is…

PTSD and Cannabis

There is a prevalent misconception that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is strictly a “soldier’s disease”. While the term was popularized after WWII, replacing “shell shock” as a diagnostically correct term, we now know that PTSD affects individuals from all walks of life.   What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Post-traumatic…

What are cannabinoid receptors?

Cells have “receptors” in their membrane, which create a sort of “lock and key” connection between various chemical compounds. These connections either activate or inhibit other effects within the body. CBD is an agonist – a substance which creates a response with various receptors. Here’s what that looks like… Cannabidiol has no…

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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a central regulatory system that affects many physiological and psychological processes including pain sensation, appetite, mood, memory, addiction, and sleep. This system consists of 3 basic elements: Cannabinoid Receptors (CB1 and CB2) Cannabinoid molecules that interact with the CB receptors (endocannabinoids or external ones) Enzymes that…

What is CBD?

To understand CBD, it’s first necessary to understand where CBD originates and its chemical importance. Where does CBD come from? Cannabis plants – including cannabis sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruderalis (otherwise known as “hemp”) – produce compounds called cannabinoids, lipidic molecules that stimulate the cannabinoid receptors in diverse cells of the body, including the…

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