endocannabinoid system

The use of medical Cannabis to treat osteoarthritis and arthritis

Osteoarthritis or chronic degenerative arthropathy is a degeneration of the cartilage of the joints without inflammation or infection. In the joint, the cartilage cracks and disappears, this is followed by bone growths that interfere with movement. It´s a very frequent alteration, 85% of people older than 70 years old are affected by this condition. It [...]

Can medical cannabis help patients with cystic fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited and fatal metabolic disease. It is caused by the presence of mutations in the genes responsible for salt and water transportation in the cells. This abnormal or undesired condition produces thick secretions instead of thin. There is no known cure but an attempt is made to slow the progression of [...]

Medical Cannabis to fight against winter illnesses

When winter season is coming, many winter illnesses show up in our homes such us colds, cough and flu. Of course, there are basic techniques to avoid them: to adapt our diet to the temperatures, consume foods that contain minerals and vitamins, etc… However, all these techniques are not always effective. Winter illnesses disturb our [...]

Menopause and Cannabinoids

Estrogen hormones (estrone, estradiol and estrilol) play a very important part in the health of a woman. They are the main female sex hormones and are in charge of developing and regulating the female reproductive system. When a woman reaches a certain age, normally between 40 and 50 years old however it can happen earlier [...]

The CB2 receptor could mitigate cognitive dysfunctions after an operation

The endocannabinoid system in our bodies has the ability to modulate pain by regulating inflammation or swelling in different parts of the body, such as the brain. For this reason, a group of researchers has conducted a study [1] on the role of cannabinoids, and in particular the receptor CB2-in postoperative cognitive dysfunction. The medical [...]

Can cannabinoids help people struggling with drug addiction?

In a 2015 review of Cannabidiol as an Intervention for Addictive Behaviours drug addiction was described as ‘a chronically relapsing disorder characterized by the compulsive desire to use drugs and a loss of control over consumption’.[1] The things most commonly associated with addiction are drugs, nicotine, alcohol and gambling, but really you can become addicted [...]

Cannabinoids can control the spread of Alzheimer’s disease

This article examines the evidence involving the endocannabinoid system  with regard to the symptomatology or treatment of the neurodegenerative disease. On the basis of this evidence, we present the probable efficacy of endocannabinoid-based therapies to treat Alzheimer's disease. Several studies have mapped the localization of cannabinoid receptors in tissues and at a subcellular level, and [...]

Developing a consensus about medical cannabis-based therapies

The legal status of the cannabis plant has made it difficult for studies and investigations to demonstrate its beneficial properties to treat many pathologies. This has led to a lack of scientific review on the efficiency of cannabinoid therapy for cannabinoid use compared to other modes of consumption of the Cannabis Sativa L plant. For [...]

The effects of the endocannabinoid system on the gut

The endocannabinoid system is a neurotransmission system found in the many different zones and tissues of the human body as well as in the majority of other mammals. Cannabinoid receptors are what make up the vast majority of the endocannabinoid system, they are responsible for regulating various metabolic processes and which are essential for the [...]

Cannabinoid treatment to relieve headaches

Headaches are one of the most common pains that people experience. But for some individuals, what may be an occasional nuisance, for others can become a chronic disorder or condition, which occurs frequently and requires treatment in order to alleviate symptoms. Cannabinoid treatments have the ability to help those who experience frequent headaches. There are [...]

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