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  • n. The ethanolamide of arachidonic acid; it binds to, and activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain


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  • They respond to a substance called anandamide, which is present in the female reproductive tract, and in particularly high levels near the egg.

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  • Kirichok's team found that the pores also open in response to a substance called anandamide, which is found in high levels near the egg.

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  • Another substance found in chocolate is anandamide from the Sanskrit word "ananda," which means peaceful bliss.

    Chocolate's Startling Health Benefits

  • They also open when exposed to the endocannabinoid known as anandamide, a substance that is present in both the male and female reproductive tracts and that may be at particularly high levels in the vicinity of the egg.

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  • The enzyme FAAH degrades anandamide, which is an endogenous cannabinoid that produces an analgesic effect in response to pain.


  • Indeed the first brain-derived substance found to bind to our cannabis receptors was christened "anandamide", a derivative of the Sanskrit word for internal high may thus serve as an innocent recreational pastime in an uncaring world.

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  • In particular, when the body senses pain the brain releases 'anandamide' (the name comes from the Sanskrit for bliss), which nullifies the pain by blocking the pain signal.

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  • A fatty substance that is naturally produced in the brain, anandamide has been isolated from chocolate by pharmacologists at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego.

    Chocolate's Startling Health Benefits

  • Chocolate is also a source of several mood-elevating constituents, including tryptophan (precursor to serotonin), anandamide (a natural brain chemical very similar to the cannabinoids in marijuana), theobromine (far milder cousin to caffeine), phenylethylamine and magnesium.

    Dr. Nicholas Perricone: How Sweet It Is: Good News About Chocolate and Cocoa

  • In its raw form, cacao contains anandamide (a euphoric substance), arginine (a natural aphrodisiac), neurotransmitters that stimulate and balance brain activity, tryptophan (an anti-depressant), antioxidants and other beneficial compounds known to have rejuvenating and anti-ageing elements.

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