Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungus. In basic terms, they are known as fungal poisons. They are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain molds (fungi) and can be found in food and plants. The molds grow on a variety of different crops, including cannabis/hemp, and foodstuffs often under warm and humid conditions.
It is time we dig deeper into the world of cannabinoids and bestow light on some names we haven’t mentioned yet. Let’s start off with the cannabinoid known as Cannabitriol (CBT). CBT, however, has had a lack in research since it was first discovered back in 1966.
A study from 2012 shows that cannabinoids improve the efficiency of mitochondria and remove damaged brain cells.
The study was conducted by Andras Biokei-Gorzo at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany is suggesting that Cannabis (or the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system) triggers the release of antioxidants, which act as a cleansing mechanism.
Homeostasis is when your body operates within a normal range. It is the key to life, and failures can lead to diseases like hypertension and diabetes.
Efforts to maintain homeostasis are constantly happening in our body. Our endocannabinoid system aka ECS is constantly working to adjust for any changes in our internal environment.
Dr. John Kim, Pharm.D. joined us in Portland this past June. He sat down with Bevon for a one on one interview. In this clip, he talks Cytochrome P450 enzyme & CBD drug interaction.