Author Archives: Robert Barrington

About Robert Barrington

Robert Barrington is a writer, nutritionist, lecturer and philosopher.

Multivitamin and Mineral Formula for Improved Mood

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Terpenes as Phytocannabinoids

Terpenes are a diverse group of phytochemicals that are present in a wide variety of plants. Many of these plants are edible and therefore human and animal consumption of terpenes is significant. Terpenes are thought to be responsible for some … Continue reading

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Aspartame Metabolism

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5 a Day for Mental Health

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Do Polyphenols Interact with the Cannabinoid System?

Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals whose structure is based on multiple phenolic rings. Polyphenols have been extensively researched for their health effects in humans. The main protective effect may come from the ability of polyphenols to act as antioxidants … Continue reading

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Echinacea: Anti-Anxiety Treatment

Echinacea generally refers to two plants, Echinacea purpurea or Echinacea angustifolia. Echinacea belongs to the Asteraceae or daisy family and is therefore closely related to the daisy and chamomile plants. Common names for echinacea include the coneflower. Echinacea is a … Continue reading

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Phytocannabinoids

Phytocannabinoids are a group of chemicals that are most often associated with the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa). The main phytocannabinoid in cannabis is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), although the plant actually contains over 100 phytocannabinoids. Studies suggest that THC is mainly responsible … Continue reading

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Luteolin: A Mood Elevating Flavonoid

Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic phytochemicals distributed throughout the plant kingdom. Luteolin is a flavonoid belonging to the flavone subclass. Chemically luteolin is referred to as (3′,4′,5,7-tetrahydroxyflavone). Flavones are an interesting group of flavonoids because evidence suggests that they … Continue reading

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Peppers (Capsicum annuum): Anxiolytic and Antidepressant?

Peppers (Capsicum annuum; also commonly called capsicum) are a group of plants belonging to the Solanaceae family that include bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. They grow in a number of regions of the Word but are thought to be … Continue reading

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Citrus Fruit: Anxiety and Depression

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