Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: What Is it and What Does it Do?

Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system consists of endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), cannabinoid receptors and the synthetic and degrading enzymes responsible for synthesis and degradation of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are so named because they were first identified as activating the same receptors as cannabinoids, the primary psychoactive components of cannabis. Published in Journal of Neuroendocrinology 20Read

Dr Geo Espinosa on the Recent Change in Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

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On May 8, 2018, the  United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)  issued new recommendations for prostate screening, published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), for prostate screening, stating “Clinicians should not conduct prostate cancer screening in men aged 55-69 years who do not ask for it (level C recommendation).”Read

Magnesium: Overcoming Challenges in Measuring and Addressing Deficiencies

magnesium

By Stephen Ashmead, MS, MBA / Magnesium, an essential mineral involved in many physiological processes, is a difficult mineral to test for deficiencies. Yet, many individuals are magnesium deficient and can benefit from magnesium supplementation. At issue is that magnesium deficiency does not have any easily recognizable clinical manifestations suchRead