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 [...]

What is anandamide?

Anandamide is an endocannabinoid belonging to the class of fatty acid amides [1]. The word “ananda” comes from the Sanskrit that means beatitude, since it produces happiness. Anandamide interacts with CB1 receptors in the nervous system and CB2 receptors in the peripheral nervous system. Also known as “the molecule of wonder”, it is a substance [...]

Cannabinoids in breast milk

The endocannabinoid system and its receptors are of great importance during prenatal development, but they are also relevant after childbirth. Not everybody is aware that there are already natural cannabinoids in breast milk and what role they play in the development of a human. In 2004, the European Journal of Pharmacology published a study that stated that all [...]

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