sistema endocannabinoide

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 [...]

The endocannabinoid system and endometriosis

The pain mechanism of endometriosis is complex: pain can be categorised as either nociceptive, inflammatory or neuropathic. Women who suffer from endometriosis may experience various psychological and physical effects that can be particularly painful. More and more studies have been investigating the endocannabinoid system and how it interacts with certain pathologies. This system is composed [...]

Medical cannabis studies at Oxford University

Oxford University, one of the oldest and prestigious institutes in the United Kingdom for higher education, recently announced that it will be launching a medical cannabis studies program. The programme is going to cost approximately 10 million pounds and is aiming to isolate the positive effects of cannabis in order to create new cannabinoid treatments for [...]

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