Omega-6 Cannabinoid Research

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CannaKeys has 7 studies associated with Omega-6.

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  • Proven effects in clinical trials for Omega-6
  • Receptors associated with Omega-6
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Overview - Omega-6

Description of Omega-6

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential building blocks. Since the human body does not make its own PUFAs, we must consume them to survive and thrive. PUFAs such as omega-6 (and omega-3) fatty acids are primary building blocks the body uses to make its own endocannabinoids. And, omega-6-based endocannabinoids are considered multi-functional molecules acting at various receptor sites.

Anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) are made from arachidonic acid (ARA), the more abundant omega-6 (n6) in the brain. Levels of ARA determine the levels of 2-AG and AEA. Western diet a high ratio of n6:n3 may lead to an overstimulation of the ECS resulting in increased neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and pathological aging (S. Dyall 2017).

However, here is an important insight: a healthy ECS is dependent on the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6.

Other Names:

Arachidonic acid (ARA)

IUPAC name: (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid (plus numerous other supplier-based synonyms)


Omega-6 Properties and Effects

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Omega-6 Receptor Binding

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