Learning & Education

someone holding a cannabis plant
Aug 17, 2023
Cannabis has historically been used for a wide range of purposes, such as industrial, ornamental, and pharmaceutical applications [1,2]. In the modern world, marijuana use is permitted in some jurisdictions to help address the nausea caused by chemotherapy, anorexia in patients with AIDS, and to manage pain. It is also used recreationally to treat anxiety, insomnia, to stimulate an appetite, to simply get “high,” and much more.
cannabis plant leaf in palm of hand
Jun 29, 2023
Nowadays, cannabis is a popular topic in the news and on social media. You may have come across articles or blogs discussing compounds called cannabinoids that are present in cannabis plant and their effects on the neurotransmitter GABA. In this article, you’ll learn more about cannabinoids and their effects on mental health, especially in relation to the GABA system.
Eight Ways to Stimulate and Enhance Your Endocannabinoid System
Mar 03, 2023
Even though cannabis has accompanied humans for almost 5000 years, it was not until recently that its mechanism in our bodies and related main actors were revealed. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most known active compounds in cannabis. These exocannabinoids interfere with the regular neuron communication system by mimicking natural endocannabinoids, internal compounds produced in our body. By understanding these compounds, researchers found the basis of their interaction with our brain leading to the endocannabinoid system (ECS) discovery.
A Match Made in Heaven: Cannabinoids and Neurogenesis
Feb 16, 2023
If you’re a fan of all things cannabis, you’ve probably heard about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) - the homeostatic superhero of our bodies that regulates everything from mood to appetite. But did you know that the ECS also has a hand in something called neurogenesis?
Endocannabinoids ECS
Dec 29, 2022
Did you know that because of cannabis, getting high on your own supply has never been easier? It's all because of our body's endocannabinoid system (ECS), a major regulatory system, which was discovered because people love their cannabis...and have for almost 5000 years.  Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most known active compounds in the cannabis plant. Over the last several decades, these cannabinoids were discovered to modulate the ECS. To dig deeper into the ECS's inner workings, we first need to define some basic biology. Briefly, we will describe what elements comprise the nervous system, its internal communication process, and how the neurons talk to each other.  After that, we'll discuss 5 easy ways to enhance your ECS. Ready? As always at Tro Nation, #buccalup! 
What is First-Pass Metabolism?
Jul 14, 2022
First-pass metabolism, otherwise known as the "first-pass effect." This phenomenon relates mainly to drugs and other supplements that are consumed orally. The concentration of a drug or supplement that we ingest is often not the amount that is eventually seen in the blood (systemic circulation).