Unlocking Benefits from Medicinal Mushroom

Medicinal mushrooms have been in use for hundreds of years, especially in East Asia. These mushrooms have been marveled for their nutritional value as well as health benefits, including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer abilities [1]. These medicinal mushrooms are studied for their immune modulation abilities where they affect and stimulate natural killer cells, macrophages, T …

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Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabivarin (Δ9-THCV)

Cannabinoid industry has been proliferating in the past decade with removal of some regulatory barriers and more favorable political landscape following recent nation-wide legalization in Canada. Major focus of cannabinoid research has been heavily emphasized on the major cannabinoids, THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). However, cannabis contains over 100 other phytocannabinoids, and with the acceleration …

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CANNABIS, BIOAVAILABILITY, AND ONSET OF ACTION

Cannabis has been consumed in many different forms over many years for its various effects due to the several different chemical compounds that comprise it including cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids (1). The two most well-known components include Delta-9- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) responsible for the psychoactive effects felt, and cannabidiol (CBD) which has relaxing and calming effects. …

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