Anandamide – this endocannabinoid makes us happy

“Bliss” – this is the meaning of anandamide, the best known and scientifically first described endocannabinoid. It is one of the most important endocannabinoids for controlling the balance in our body, called homeostasis. Humans – but also other mammals and insects – produce endogenous cannabinoids, so-called endocannabinoids. These activate the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), just […]

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Ulcerative colitis and medicinal cannabis

Many studies point to the medical potential of the cannabis plant. Among other things, its ingredients are said to have a pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect, which could be beneficial in the chronic disease ulcerative colitis. Like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). While ulcerative colitis only inflames the rectum […]

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Fewer migraine attacks due to phytocannabinoids

Raging headaches, usually on one side, and sensitivity to light: migraine patients can tell you a thing or two about it. They often spend many years searching for the right acute medication and appropriate attack prophylaxis. Medical cannabis is also used in this context. So far, the available studies are rather meager. An Israeli patient […]

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Cannabis-based medicines have best benefit-safety profile

An international team of researchers compared three cannabinoid therapies with six non-cannabis-based medicines. The drugs were assessed according to their risk-benefit ratio for the treatment of chronic nerve pain in adults. The result: although cannabinoids are inferior to the drugs amitriptyline, duloxetine and gabapentin in terms of pain relief, cannabis-based drugs improve quality of life […]

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Flavonoids in cannabis

Cannabis is mostly associated with phytocannabinoids such as the psychotropic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Research shows that other constituents – terpenes and flavonoids – influence the therapeutic effect, which is called the entourage effect. Although the coloured flavonoids are widespread in the plant kingdom, little is known about their medicinal effects. Here we explain what these plant […]

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Mediterranean diet and endocannabinoids for obesity

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates metabolism and plays an important role in sugar metabolism and gut flora. Italian and French researchers found in a study of overweight people that diet influences the endocannabinoid system and gut microbiome. The study shows that after changing their diet to a Mediterranean diet – consisting of fruit, vegetables, fish […]

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Side effects of cannabinoids

Like other medicines, medicinal cannabis can cause side effects. These are mainly triggered by the active substance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the most important psychotropic cannabinoid. The non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD) is considered to be well tolerated, but can also produce undesirable effects. Compared to many other medicines, cannabis is well tolerated: If the prescribing doctor takes into […]

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Survey: Cannabis for breast cancer

Therapeutic advances in recent years have increased the chances of curing breast cancer. However, cancer drugs can cause severe side effects such as pain, nausea and anorexia (loss of appetite). This not only affects the quality of life. The success of the therapy is also at risk, as some people stop taking the cancer drugs […]

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Cannabidiol (CBD) and sport

Whether it’s a training plan or optimised nutrition – athletes use various strategies to improve their physical performance and achieve training goals. CBD is also increasingly coming into focus: cannabidiol (CBD) has anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and neuroprotective effects and can support the healing process of sports injuries. Athletes can also benefit from anxiety-relieving and sleep-promoting effects […]

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