Neurodegenerative diseases effect more than five million people in the United States. Moreover, at least 1 billion people across the globe are battling with one or more neurodegenerative disorders. It is worse than it sounds because many of these diseases can leave patients disabled, unable to think clearly or walk independently. In some instances, these […]
THC, does have anti-inflammatory properties that could benefit the skin when applied topically, and has shown promise as a potential treatment for conditions such as psoriasis. If you have any interest in the properties of THC and skincare, you can click here for the full article.
The isolation of THC came from an Israeli chemist by the name of Raphael Mechoulam. In 1964, Mechoulam isolated and synthesized THC from Lebanese hashish, marking the beginning of cannabis research that would lead to the discovery of many other cannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, and “endocannabinoids” – the THC-like compounds our body naturally […]
When CBD and THC are combined, they create the entourage effect. That means they play off each other, forming a synergistic partnership, improving the desirable health benefits of each. Several studies underscore the therapeutic advantages for combining CBD and THC—particularly for treating peripheral neuropathy, a painful condition associated with cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes, arthritis, and […]
I did a bit more research on this and found out that both THC and CBD are powerful antioxidants and neuroprotectants and interestingly enough, the U.S. Government Patent 1999/008769 is specifically for the neuroprotectant and antioxidant properties of cannabinoids. The government has known about this for some time. ? You can read the patent information […]
Instrumental in this area of science is Ethan Russo, M.D., a neurologist who has long studied cannabis compounds and their role in the body. In his study “Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects,” he details how cannabis compounds influence each other’s mechanisms. We aren’t just talking about THC and CBD here – […]
The “simplest” accurate description of the effects of Cannabis in humans is that it modulates the regulation of homeostasis. According to Biology on line… “Homeostasis refers to the ability of the body or a cell to seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability within its internal environment when dealing with external changes. It […]
In a recent study titled, “The Association between Cannabis Product Characteristics and Symptom Relief,” published in the journal Scientific Reports, UNM researchers Sarah See Stith, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, and Jacob Miguel Vigil, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, found that THC and CBD contents were the most important factor for […]
“Cristina Sanchez, a young biologist at Complutense University in Madrid, was studying cell metabolism when she noticed something peculiar. She had been screening brain cancer cells because they grow faster than normal cell lines and thus are useful for research purposes. But the cancer cells died each time they were exposed to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the […]
Altogether, cannabis comprises of more than 400 identified compounds and there are over 110 cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant. Studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that the interaction between these substances and our endocannabinoid system results in synergistic effects, which is called the “entourage effect”. To read full cannabis.info article click here […]
A Doctor’s perspective… great info on dosing. Sometimes less is more when it comes to medicinal cannabis dosing. Dosage is the key factor in achieving the most benefits and least adverse effects of cannabis. After following thousands of patients using medical cannabis for eight years, I’ve observed that dosing cannabis is unlike any therapeutic agent […]
Although many people try to create cannabis medicines using a single cannabis compound, several research studies have shown that they will not be effective. What is really powerful is the combination between different elements that will have different results on different people. This interactive synergy between the cannabis compounds, a term known as the “entourage […]
Once cannabis is ingested, it is broken down and cannabinoids are released into the body. The human body has an endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate appetite, energy balance, metabolism, stress responses, immune functions, the autonomic nervous system, thermo-regulation, sleep and many other important body systems.
The anecdotal evidence that cannabis has a positive effect on a long list of medical conditions from epilepsy, pain, cancer, even Alzheimer’s Disease is building. However, to date there’s been scant clinical evidence to back up these claims. At long last that may be changing. Researchers are now applying scientific rigour to convert anecdote into […]
A presentation by Jeff Raber, PhD on Understanding Cannabis Chemistry to improve patient care, importance of whole plant medicine, terpenes, entourage effect and much more!
Whole-Plant Vs. Pharmaceutical Cannabis: What You Need To Know “In truth, whole-plant Cannabis is safer and more effective than it’s pharmaceutical alternatives. Here’s why: no single chemical or compound is responsible for the medicinal qualities of weed. Instead, the combination of several hundred different cannabinoids and terpenoids create a complex form of medicine only nature […]
While whole plant medicine research is limited, there is more and more evidence coming to light that these compounds work much better together. And with over 500 naturally occurring compounds, medicinal cannabis has tremendous untapped value in the treatment of disease. Watch short video with CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta presents an animation explaining […]
The ‘entourage effect’ is a term introduced in cannabinoid science in 1998 by S. Ben-Shabat, with Raphael Mechoulam, and was also written about in detail, in a paper by Ethan Russo, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2011, describing the synergistic effect of the other compounds in cannabis. Cannabis contains over five hundred […]