Body's Own Marijuana-Like Agents Holds Hope! 

  Body's Own Marijuana-Like Agents Holds Hope! 

Posted by FoM on January 16, 1999 at 10:06:13 PT

 Nottingham, England: Marijuana-like compounds produced naturally by the body may hold the key to reducing high blood pressure, research at the University of Nottingham Medical School suggests. 
 Body's Own Marijuana-Like Agents Holds Hope For High Blood Pressure Patients.   "These are natural substances present in all our bodies that seem to have important effects on our circulation," said Professor Brian Pentecost, medical director of the British Heart Foundation. "Hopefully, this project will shed new light on how we could use these effects to help heart patients."   The British Heart Foundation is funding the Nottingham study. Preliminary research reveals that anandamide, an endogenous marijuana like substance, relaxes blood vessels and may reduce blood pressure.   "This research should tell us a great deal more about how these substances affect our circulation," said Dr. David Kendall of The Queen's Medical Centre. "This is a new and exciting area of research which could ultimately lead to better treatments for a range of cardiovascular diseases."   Researchers first identified anandamide in 1992 and are just now beginning to study how the agent interacts with the body to control pain and other functions. Scientists named the compound after the Sanskrit word for eternal bliss.   For more information, please contact either Paul Armentano or Allen St. Pierre of The NORML Foundation   (202) 483-8751. 

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Comment #4 posted by tammy on August 23, 2001 at 05:12:57 PT:
drug testing 
my husband took a drug test yesterday, he 45 210lb and is 5'6. He is a every day user, but quit 28 days ago. will he be able to pass the drug test. He also drank a flish called ready clean the morning befor the test. Thank you Tammy 
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Comment #2 posted by Liz on September 07, 2000 at 07:16:25 PT:

Staying in the System

How long does marijuana stay in "your system" (I need to know for later drug testing). Thanks.-Liz
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Comment #1 posted by Jon J on March 05, 2000 at 07:00:55 PT:

mariuana and high blood pressure

how does pot effect blood pressure? feel free to email me if u have any info
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