Fw: High caused by exercise may be related to cannabis
ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Tue Jan 13 07:59:37 EST 2004
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From: "Preston Peet" <ptpeet at nyc.rr.com>
To: <drugwar at mindvox.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 7:57 AM
Subject: High caused by exercise may be related to cannabis
> Hey all,
> It's no wonder I always feel so...well, that's streching it a bit...so
> somewhat exercised.
> Someone in Oz sent me this this morning, so I pass it on to you all.
> High caused by exercise may be related to cannabis
> January 12, 2004
> Atlanta: The same family of chemicals that produces a buzz in marijuana
> smokers may be responsible for "runner's high", the euphoric feeling that
> some people get when they exercise, US researchers say.
> High levels of anandamide were found in young men who ran or cycled at a
> moderate rate for about an hour, the study by the Georgia Institute of
> Technology and the University of California, Irvine, found.
> Anandamide is a cannabinoid, or lipid molecule, that is naturally produced
> in the body. It is known to produce sensations that are similar to those
> THC, the psychoactive property in marijuana.
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