endocannabinoid system

CBD For Depression

A quarter of the population in Europe will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. For those with moderate to heavy depression, antidepressants may be necessary. Unfortunately, current medication doesn’t always improve symptoms and patients can be left without any further treatment options. Thus, the hunt is on for a new type of antidepressant [...]

Medical Cannabis in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatments

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disease that affects or aggravates the functioning of the colon or large intestine of a person. The most common symptoms that accompany this syndrome are diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain, gas, and cramping. Despite causing great discomfort, IBS doesn’t lead to more serious conditions, such as colon [...]

Understanding the endocannabinoid system to treat obesity

Over the last decades, obesity has turned into a major public health issue, since excess weight gain causes an increased risk for various chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders or some cancers. Prevalence of obesity in adults, children and adolescents has become an important worldwide health problem. As stated by the World [...]

CBD for muscle recovery after sport

People's health can be maintained and promoted through many things. Sport is an important part of this. Indeed, physical exercise plays a major role in maintaining health, especially in relation to the muscles. It is well known that muscle recovery after sport plays an important role in the process of muscle building. Cannabidiol (CBD) [...]

Medical Cannabis for Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a skin disorder characterized by skin fragility, also known as “onion skin”. However, the disease can manifest to many different organ systems. Therefore, children with EB may have life-long multidisciplinary management, relying on dermatologist, cardiologist, haematologist/oncologist, nephrologist, dentists, ophthalmologist, nutritional specialist, paediatric speech and language therapist, neurologist, pain specialists, psychologist, social [...]

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 [...]

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