Anandamide is a neurotransmitter of the endocannabinoid system that is derived from arachidonic acid-containing membrane lipids and has numerous biological functions. Its effects are primarily mediated by the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, and the vanilloid TRPV1 receptor.
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?
Before starting Troscriptions in 2019, we did a huge amount of research into the history of nootropics, the many varieties out there, and we tried many of them along the way. Although our brains usually enjoyed the ride (with some notably terrible exceptions), it became clear that no one could agree on what a nootropic really was and what it wasn’t.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is certainly no longer the new kid on the block. In the last five years, it has exploded on the market in products that range from shampoos, skin creams, tinctures, suppositories, and (you've guessed it) troches! So why is CBD use so widespread?
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