Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids — ScienceDaily

Posted: July 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into cannabinoids that have anti-inflammatory benefits – but without the psychotropic high.

Source: Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids — ScienceDaily

 

This is interesting.  Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are high in omega-3 fatty acids, but might also contain some cannabinoids.  No, not THC.  Sorry.  But other cannabinoids.  It would be interesting to know if hemp seeds/oil have better anti inflammatory properties than fish oil or other omega-3 sources.

AuntieBS

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