Cannabindiol: United States Patent 6,630,507

By | Aug 25, 2012

United States Patent 6,630,507 Hampson ,   et al. October 7, 2003 Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants AbstractCannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and [...]

Cannabidiol Displays Antiepileptiform and Antiseizure Properties In Vitro and In Vivo

By | Aug 24, 2012

Nicholas A. Jones, Andrew J. Hill, Imogen Smith, Sarah A. Bevan, Claire M. Williams, Benjamin J. Whalley and Gary J. Stephens + Author Affiliations School of Pharmacy (N.A.J., A.J.H., I.S., S.A.B., B.J.W., G.J.S.) and School of Psychology (N.A.J., A.J.H., C.M.W.), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, United Kingdom Address correspondence to: Dr. Gary Stephens, School of [...]

Similar Readily Cannabinoids Penetrate into the Brain

By | Aug 24, 2012

The pharmacokinetics (behaviour of a substance in the body) of cannabidiol (CBD), cannabidivarine (CBDV), delta-9- tetrahydrocannabivarin (delta-9-THCV) and cannabigerol (CBG) in mice and rats were investigated at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Researchers determined concentrations in the brain after intraperitoneal (injection into the abdomen) and oral administration. The effects of CBD were further investigated in [...]

Cannabindiol Crosses the Blood Brain Barrier

By | Aug 24, 2012

11/08/08 Dr. Courtney speaks on the CANNABIS ISSUES PANEL of experts and authors at the 18th ANNUAL SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT HEMP FEST Emcee: Jimmy Durchslag: Next we have William Courtney, DR. BILL COURTNEY, Cannabis Medical Consultant. Many of you… I know he’s based in Mendocino, has an office in Willits, but he’s also here in our [...]

Butter Popcorn Chemical Linked To Alzheimer’s

By | Aug 16, 2012

  An ingredient used in artificial butter flavoring for popcorn may worsen the effects of an abnormal brain protein that’s been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. A new study in Chemical Research in Toxicology examined diacetyl (DA), an ingredient used to produce the buttery flavor and smell in microwave popcorn, margarine, candy, baked goods and even [...]

Chronic Inflammation

By | Aug 10, 2012

Chronic Inflammation An American Epidemic Inflammation is an immune response; a response to an infection, an irritation, or an injury. Immune cells are called to the site through the blood stream. The blood vessels near the site become miraculously permeable and the site becomes warm and red due to the increased blood flow (warm, hence [...]

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

By | Aug 10, 2012

In 1987 Mevacorâ(lovastatin) was introduced as the very first drug to reduce cholesterol for people at high risk of a heart attack or stroke.  That same year there were 17,642 diagnosed cases of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States and for Canada there were no numbers available because the actual number of reported cases was [...]

Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Disease

By | Jun 20, 2012

Comments by Brian Shilhavy In this video from Specialty Health, you can listen to a panel discussion with five medical doctors, Gary Taubes, and Robb Wolf regarding the problem of insulin resistance and the damaging effects of a high carbohydrate diet on Alzheimer’s Disease, and how coconut oil can be effective in treating Alzheimer’s Disease. [...]

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