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Effects of Marijuana & Coffee In The Body

Coffee is probably the most popular stimulant in the world, but scientists are just now wondering how it affects human health. In a new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, the researchers showed that coffee has a unique effect on human metabolism. In particular, drinking coffee changes the metabolism of steroids and neurotransmitters that are associated with marijuana.

An international team of researchers has announced that coffee changes the levels of certain metabolites in the blood, which levels increase or decrease after eating or drinking. Drinking large amounts of coffee means that the neurotransmitters associated with the endocannabinoid system that regulates stress are diminishing – which is the opposite of what happens after using marijuana. Researchers say using marijuana increases the levels of these metabolites and they suggest that in this way the body may try to regain balance after its caffeine disruption.

Endocannabinoids and caffeine

47 study participants spent three months drinking coffee according to the recommendations of the researchers. In the first month they did not drink coffee at all, in the second they consume 4 cups daily, and in the third month they were to consume eight cups of coffee a day (4 cups a day is according to scientists healthy limit). After each stage of the research, the scientists took blood samples and then examined hundreds of metabolites that were in it.

Drinking large amounts of coffee (especially for eight cups a day) was associated with a reduced number of metabolites associated with the endocannabinoid system. The metabolism of endocannabinoids is an important regulator of stress response, and some endocannabinoids decrease when they are exposed to chronic stress.

“Increased coffee intake during the study period could have created enough stress to induce a decrease in the metabolite in this system,” said study author Marilyn Cornelis.

Endocannabinoid system vs. coffee vs. marijuana

The endocannabinoid system is responsible for a wide range of body functions: cognitive ability, blood pressure, immunity, addiction, sleep, appetite, energy and glucose metabolism. Drinking coffee has also been associated with easier weight control and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

The human body naturally produces endocannabinoids that mimic the activity of cannabinoids contained in marijuana. But when someone uses marijuana, the metabolism in the endocannabinoid system increases, which is the complete opposite of what happens in the body when drinking coffee.

The human body naturally produces endocannabinoids that mimic the activity of cannabinoids contained in marijuana. But when someone uses marijuana, the metabolism in the endocannabinoid system increases, which is the complete opposite of what happens in the body when drinking coffee.

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