Homeostasis. What is it and why is it important?
Homeostasis has become a “buzzword” within the cannabis community these days. It seems everyone is throwing the term around and “touting” how cannabis products, particularly those featuring Cannabidiol (CBD), promote or enhance homeostasis. But what does that mean? And how does it work? Homeostasis: The Definition In biology, Homeostasis can be defined as the steady, […]
Cannabis, the ECS, and anandamide (the “Bliss” molecule)
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a relatively newly discovered (1988) biological system that is found in all mammalian species, including humans. Primarily it acts as a central nervous system (CNS) neuro-signaling system. It was initially discovered by scientists conducting research into how cannabis, and THC in particular, interacted within the human brain to produce […]
Cannabidiol: A promiscuous little molecule (the secret to general wellness)
In pharmacology, the term “promiscuous molecule” refers to a molecule that has many different targets within the cellular world. This includes cell receptors, binding proteins, and uptake transporters. CBD, and it’s psychoactive cousin THC, have both been shown to be highly promiscuous molecules, which is beginning to unlock the mystery behind CBD and its overall […]