Endocannabinoid System, Other

Olive Oil & Cannabis

Recently scientists have discovered that the therapeutic attributes of olive oil are mediated by the endocannabinoid system. Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants, which helps to reduce inflammation soooo…  infusing cannabis into olive oil makes it an even healthier option.

Now for the Science 🙂

Science/Animal: An increased intake of olive oil in mice increased the number of CB2 receptors

A diet enriched with olive oil significantly increased the number of CB2 receptors in fat tissue of mice and reduced inflammation and proliferation of mice adipose tissue. This is the result of research at the National Institute for Digestive Diseases “S. de Bellis” in Bari, Italy, published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. Mice received either a standard diet with soybean oil or one of three other diets enriched with three different oils, one in which soybean oil was replaced with olive oil, one in which it was replaced with salmon oil, and the third in which it was replaced with evening primrose oil.

The cannabinoid-2 receptor (CB2 receptor) is known for its anti-obesity effects, anti-inflammatory effects as well as anti-cancer effects. Authors wrote that “the present findings open opportunities for developing novel nutritional strategies considering olive oil a key ingredient of a healthy dietary pattern.” For full article click here

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