I didn’t even know they [spermatozoa] exhibited a completely functional cannabinoid system: wonders never cease.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
“Fatty acid lipophilic hedonistic sperm,” chuckled political scientist Bryan W. Brickner: “that’s right – you probably guessed it … just another day in the life of cannabinoids.”
Brickner, part of Publius and publisher of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011), utilizes new research from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed) and notes several cannabinoid system (CS) findings, to include: the endogenous ligands of cannabinoid type-1 and type-2 receptors are derived from arachidonic acid, popularly known as the fatty acid Omega-6; the CB1 receptor as a highly important mediator of the hedonistic aspects of reward processing; and human spermatozoa exhibit a completely functional cannabinoid system.
Homeostasis highlights Indiscernible Cannabinoid Science ~ Publius’ April 2014 Roundup. In the new posting on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, seven recent PubMed articles showcasing the interplay between the CS and other systems are noted, to include: physiology, digestive, hypothalamic neurohypophyseal (pituitary stalk), vanilloid, dopamine, reproductive, and nervous systems.
“Fatty acids are cannabinoids to our bodies,” explained Brickner. “Our bodies make cannabinoids from things like Omega-6, arachidonic acid; that’s why adding hemp oil to your diet, for medical and wellness reasons, makes sense: to our liver, it’s arachidonic acid ~ and that’s good.”
“The lesser known system, hypothalamic neurohypophyseal,” Brickner continued, “was included for its role in homeostasis; the research notes cannabinoids are (ubiquitous) lipophilic agents and modulate a wide range of homeostatic functions within this system – also referred to as the pituitary stalk.”
“Spermatozoa,” closed Brickner, “well, I didn’t even know they exhibited a completely functional cannabinoid system: wonders never cease.”
Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises (1999) and The Book of the Is: A book on bridges (2013). The Bryan William Brickner Blog is an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of cannabinoids.
The Cannabis Papers is available at online retailers and for free by download.