Endocannabinoid System

Endocannabinoid System

Learn about the ECS' role in modulating critical physiological processes.

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Two contradictory studies underscores why preclinical research is only a first step in developing medicines
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A study led by scientists in Spain indicates that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the treatment of HER2-positive cancer.
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An “orphan receptor” is the term for a receptor in the body whose natural activator is not known.
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The study also provides support for using CBD as a first-line treatment for epilepsy, rather than a last resort.
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Adenomyosis is a menstrual complication that causes heavier bleeding and pain during a woman’s period. About one in five women suffer from it.
Red peppers
Most everyone has bit into a spicy pepper and felt heat permeate their mouth. This feeling comes from activation of TRPV1 receptors.
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Ibuprofen distinguishes itself from other NSAIDs because it is also a FAAH inhibitor, it slows the breakdown of anandamide and related molecules.
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Medical Cannabis may include weight loss and reduced risk of obesity-associated medical conditions
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Scientists from Russia, China, and the USA crystallized the CB2 cannabinoid receptor.
Spices that interact with the endocannabinoid system
The health benefits of many common kitchen spices are mediated by the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body that cannabis activates.

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