by Raw Michelle
...but an extra set of hands keeping the wall up
They are not responsible for killing the virus, the tissue sample takes that claim. The cannabinoids stimulate a part of the cells that bears an endogenous resemblance to the chemical structure of the cannabinioids themselves.
Pairing between naturally occurring substances and receptors in the human brain works the same way as the formation of anti-bodies does; contact evokes adaptation in the receptors, causing them to bear an imprint of the experience.
It is unknown if these receptors exist in cells because of the inclusion of the cannabis plant in the diets and pharmacopoeia of earlier human ancestors. In any case, receptors that are designed to respond to cannabinoids are found in the cell structure of every human.
When the receptors were stimulated in
the tissue culture, in rate of infection by the HIV virus was
This has a great amount of potential for individuals experiencing the more advanced stages of HIV infection. Because the virus causes the immune system to progressively fail, the greatest threat to HIV patients is the seemingly innocuous common viruses like the common cold.
Typical antibiotic treatments can come at a great cost to these already weakened patients, often consuming the last of their energy and making them bedridden.
The use of cannabinoids might be able to
provide these patients with much needed assistance with defending
themselves against viral attack, without draining them of all other
While ethics laws prevent these tests from being conducted in humans, a nearly identical virus, which is thought to be the original source of the human immunodeficiency virus, exists in other species of great ape, called the simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV.
Tests indicate that SIV is inhibited by cannabinoids, and the progression and mortality rates are greatly reduced.
Brief studies on humans have been
limited to verification that inhalation of cannabis smoke, on of the
treatments that HIV patients may rely on for pain relief, had no
noticeable detrimental effects with regards to the potency of the