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CBD Buyer’s Guide: Distillation

CBD Buyer’s Guide: Distillation

[Cannisuer: Learn about the different distillation processes used to make CBD. They say knowledge is power. In this case, the pros and cons of each distillation process is not covered. ] The distillation process that CBD undergoes in order to obtain CBD isolate is...

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The Endocannabinoid System and Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency

The Endocannabinoid System and Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency

The discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the mid-1980s was a major breakthrough in modern medicine. Yet, if you looked at the curriculum for most medical schools, you might not know it. The finding would not have been possible without the help of the cannabis plant, which remains illicit in most countries around the world. After wide-spread legalization of medical cannabis and over three decades of research, knowledge about the endocannabinoid system and its associated pathologies, like clinical endocannabinoid deficiency, remain sorely overlooked.

The Endocannabinoid System: The Find of the Century?

Two decades before the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, a team of scientists led by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, a professor of medical chemistry a the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, had finally isolated the primary

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Video: Cannabis and the Gut

Video: Cannabis and the Gut

[Canniseur: Watch this animated video to learn or remember basics about cannabis health benefits. This video takes a balanced view of the potential benefits and harm for using cannabis for your intestinal issues and other health problems. Essentially, we need more...

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5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Endocannabinoid System Without Cannabis

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Endocannabinoid System Without Cannabis

Our bodies all have a network of cannabinoid receptors that is vital to the health of all mammals: the endocannabinoid system. The ECS is a vast network of chemical compounds and receptors (namely CB1 and CB2) that regulate our most basic functions – sleep, appetite, mood, the immune system, inflammatory response, aging and memory. Endocannabinoids even produce feelings of relaxation and euphoria similar to those which come from ingesting cannabis.

Aside from regulating essential everyday functions, the ECS maintains the body’s homeostasis down to the cell level by reversing damage in whatever way necessary. In cancer patients, for instance, cancer cells can be programmed to kill themselves when endocannabinoid levels increase.

But as with most things, balance within this system is key. An overly

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