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The role of the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of endocrine function and in the control of energy balance in humans

Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online). 2007;61:99-105. [The role of the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of endocrine function and in the control of energy balance in humans]. [Article in Polish] Komorowski J1, Stepień H. Author information Abstract The endocannabinoid system has been recently recognized as an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. It appears to play a very important regulatory role in the secretion of hormones related to reproductive functions and response to stress. The important elements of this system are: endocannabinoid receptors (types CB1 and CB2), their endogenous ligands (N-arachidonoylethanolamide, 2-arachidonoyl glycerol), enzymes involved in...

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CBD Creams, Salves, and Balms: A Beginner’s Guide

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Article written by Erin Cline Oct. 25, 2018, published by CBD Hacker.   As CBD continues to grow in popularity as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments, so do the available methods of CBD consumption. But did you know that CBD is effective when applied directly to the skin? That’s right, CBD is a natural analgesic (or pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory aid. And applying CBD cream, salve, or balm can provide targeted relief. So, if you suffer from muscle or joint pain, or if you’re looking for relief from a skin condition, listen up. This one’s for you. What...

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Everything you need to know about Emu Oil from Medical News Today

By Jon Johnson Of  Medical News Today  Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT  Emu oil has become popular recently due to health claims surrounding its uses and benefits. Before using emu oil, it is important to understand what it is used for and what possible health benefits it has. It is also important to learn about the possible risks and side effects of using the oil. What is emu oil? The emu is the second largest living bird by height and is native to Australia. An emu is a flightless bird, scientifically named Dromaius novaehallandiae. The...

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More great studies about the benefits of Coconut Oil for use on dry skin! From Medical News Today

Coconut oil Another natural oil that works well to treat dry skin is coconut oil. A 2014 studyfound that coconut oil is as safe and effective as petroleum jelly for treating dry skin. It was found to significantly improve skin hydration and increase the number of lipids (fats) on the surface of the skin. As 2016 research explains, coconut oil contains saturated fatty acids that have emollient properties. An emollient is a fat or oil that acts as a moisturizer by filling in gaps in dry skin, making it smooth.

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Organic Facts website excerpt

This it is an excerpt from the Organics Facts website  "This type of coconut oil is exceptional for skin health, as it is a great moisturizer and also delivers antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal protection to the skin, making it great for the prevention and treatment of acne, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn and inflammation of every kind. It also helps with exfoliation by eliminating deep-seated toxins and improves elasticity by targeting oxidative stress and free radical activity."

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