Exosomes Exosomes are extracellular vesicles, which are particles that facilitate the communication of cells in order to perform at optimal levels. They are secreted by most cells in the body and are known to play a role in a wide array of important cellular processes. Exosomes help transmit proteins, lipids, RNA, and DNA. Aside from … Continue reading "Exosomes" ...READ MORE
Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the compound in cannabis that gives users the feeling of being high (psychoactive effect). This cannabinoid has the same structure and molecular mass as cannabidiol (CBD), which inhibits the effect of THC. The FDA has approved a synthetic form of THC known as dronabinol as an appetite stimulant for … Continue reading "Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)" ...READ MORE
Modafinil is an FDA-approved nootropic (cognitive enhancer) used to treat symptoms of daytime sleepiness (narcolepsy) and fatigue. In addition to improving wakefulness, modafinil is also capable of enhancing other important bodily functions such as attention, memory, mood, reaction time, and athletic performance. In fact, modafinil is used by astronauts in order to combat fatigue, improve … Continue reading "Modafinil" ...READ MORE
Metformin is derived from the French Lilac plant called Galega officinalis. In the 1920’s, the active ingredient in this plant, known as guanidine compounds, were discovered and isolated. During that time, metformin was created and has been safely prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In the past two decades, metformin has become the … Continue reading "Metformin" ...READ MORE
Honokiol is one of the chemicals found in Magnolia bark that is believed to be up to 1000 times more potent than vitamin E with regards to its antioxidant properties. Since 100 A.D., Magnolia bark is used by ancient Chinese in the treatment of a plethora of medical conditions including gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory infections, and … Continue reading "Honokiol" ...READ MORE
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 identified chemical compounds called “cannabinoids” found in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as marijuana or hemp. CBD accounts for up to 40% of marijuana’s extract. This cannabinoid has potent medicinal properties and is used for the treatment of mood disorders, movement disorders, cognitive dysfunction, and pain. People … Continue reading "Cannabidiol" ...READ MORE
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