Cannabinoids Similar to Marijuana Found in Human Breast Milk

WSJ Team September 6, 2012 0

An article in Natural News is stating that scientific research has found that human breast milk contains proteins that process THC. Not only that, the findings show that a THC substance, very similar to that found in marijuana, exists in human breast milk and is actually vital to human development.

Cell membranes within the body are equipped with receptors  that, when activated by THC,  protect against viruses, cancer and bacteria. These same cells contain the neuromodulatory lipids that are responsible for the sucking response in newborn babies. It is these lipids that also provide the newborn with the desire to eat; very much the same effect THC has on adults.

According to a study in the European Journal of Pharmacology, researchers are hopeful that the findings will result in new treatments for newborn failure to thrive and cystic fibrosis.

 

 

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