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Cannabinoids and CBD

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Cannabis has been used for its healing ability for ages and more than 20% of our medication was based on Cannabis until it was banned in 1937, due to its psychotropic effect. Today cannabis is reintroduced in medication and so far, it has been legalized in 46 countries.

In this section, we include an overview of the clinical trials behind CannaSen and available knowledge of clinical trials in general performed within the capability of cannabinoid-based treatments.  The information is intended for both the general customer and professionals. While we work hard to keep these pages updated and precise, we can’t make any claims regarding the veracity or totality of the data included. An investigation into cannabis and cannabinoids within treatment is continuous and our comprehension of its numerous potential advantages keeps on coming on a daily basis. However, we hope you will find the information beneficial and encouraging you in your search to understand the capability of this plant to increase overall health and well-being.

Medical Properties of Cannabis

You may wonder why and how Cannabis can be so beneficial with all these claimed medical properties. The answer is quite simple when you understand the chemistry and biology behind Cannabis, it will provide you with a better understanding of how cannabinoids can affect and help our body.

When understanding these interactions it is not surprising that Cannabis is getting a huge amount of media consideration. In general, the image of cannabis is rapidly moving from a gateway drug to a universal cure. However, what many people properly haven’t realized is the cause behind this sudden move and why cannabis suddenly receives all the positive attention. The main cause of this revolution is a fairly new discovery in biology: the endocannabinoid system.

Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS), first discovered in the early 90s, is paramount to understand how cannabis works in the healing of the human body.

The ECS is a complex system made up of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes. The endocannabinoids produced in our body help regulate and balance many processes in the body.

ECS possesses multiple functions and some characterize the ECS as the most important neurotransmitter system in the body. It plays a crucial role in a number of processes such as mood, memory, motor control, immune function, pain perception, appetite, sleep, bone development, among others.

The ECS is similar to software that runs your internal processes, whereas the software is the neurotransmitters in the nervous system, the hormones in the endocrine system, and the cytokines in your immune system.

The cannabinoids in the cannabis plant share similarities to the ones produced in our body

The healing properties of Cannabis are due to the plant’s ability to create a unique class of chemical compounds called cannabinoids.  The cannabinoids are fundamentally in charge of the plant’s therapeutic and psychotropic properties. Today we know of 113 varieties of cannabinoids, still with more to be found and all with different treatment possibilities.

The cannabinoids in the cannabis plant share similarities to the ones produced in our body (ANA and 2 AG).

Each cannabinoid has a different effect – which in some cases when combined with other active ingredients can increase the effectiveness of the cannabinoids. This means that a combination of one or more cannabinoids with other active ingredients can increase the product´s effectiveness.

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Cannabinoids can alleviate symptoms or treat disease-related symptoms

To this date, there is scientific evidence for the therapeutic value of cannabinoids in many disorders. This includes some of the most debilitating and financially burdening diseases in the world: Psoriasis, Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, cancer, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, obesity, pain, and others. This list is likely to grow, as any disorder marked by unbalanced cell division, metabolism, immune system, or brain activity is potentially eligible for cannabinoid therapy.

History of Medical Cannabis & – legislation

For more than 6000 years humanity has actively documented their use of Cannabis for medical purposes. But it was first in 1860 that cannabis’s safety and its analgesic and sedative properties were acknowledged throughout Europe and North America.

Despite decades of safely using cannabis in medication, the western world adopted hostile legislation against cannabis up to 1937, when “The marijuana Tax Act” was enacted in the U.S.

This development was followed by the United Nations (UN). As a result, more than 2000 cannabis medicines, were taken off the shelves. Pre 1937 at least 280 Pharmaceutical companies, produced cannabis medicine, which at that time uncounted for more than 20% of the total number of medicines.

Nevertheless, cannabis remained illegal until the 1972 amendment where the movement towards decriminalization occurred – a change in sentiment that became the foundation of today’s medical cannabis.  WHO concluded in 2018 that CBD, medical cannabis, is safe and well-tolerated in humans and animals.

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