Category Archives: Cannabinoids

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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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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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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Phytocannabinoids

β-caryophyllene is a phytocannabinoid found in a number of plants including cannabis, black caraway, cloves, hops, basil, oregano, black pepper, ylang-ylang, lavender and rosemary. β-caryophyllene may activate the CB2 cannabinoid receptor in humans and animals. Other plants contain phytochemicals that … Continue reading

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Anorexia Nervosa and Cannabinoid Receptors

Eating disorders are incredibly complex and not fully understood. While many consider eating disorders to be 100 % psychological in origin, increasing evidence suggest that have a strong physiological basis. Bulimia and anorexia are perhaps the most well studied eating … Continue reading

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