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Understanding How the ECS Drives the Runner’s High

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If you have ever run on a serious level – as part of a major exercise program or in competition – then you are probably familiar with the term runner’s high.

This is the term given to a state of euphoria or bliss that serious runners often experience after achieving a level of strong competence as a runner and having a particularly good run. Generally speaking, the feeling is characterized by a lack of anxiety, an overall calmness, and a lack of pain.

Understanding Runner’s High

The source of the runner’s high is just that: running. A 30 minute run where the heart rate is maintained at about 4/5 of a maximum level is capable of generating a sense of calmness, comfort, euphoria, and sharply decreased pain sensation.

When exposed to this level of aerobic exercise, human physiology responds by an increased production of endorphins along with anandamide, an important cannabinoid.

These chemicals move through the body, eventually reaching the brain. However, endorphins have a molecular size that is too great to allow them passage through the blood brain barrier. But the smaller anandamide molecules are able to make this transition.

Once present in the brain, anandamide is able to bind to the major CB receptors, impacting the functionality of the cortical system. In the past, scientists believed that the experience of the runner’s high was solely a result of increased endorphin production.

However, nowadays we are starting to figure things out, particularly where the role of the endocannabinoid system is concerned, which has revealed the extremely important role of anandamide.

Runner’s high and the Endocannabinoid System

According to several important research studies, we have come to understand that the interaction between anandamide and the CB1 receptor is capable of producing strong anxiolytic effects along with a reduction in pain sensitivity.

This shouldn’t be surprising.

Scientists have long understood that the survival instinct is powerfully related to the experience of pain and anxiety. After all, pain and anxiety are not simply a cruel universe’s way of torturing you. They are evolution’s way of providing your body’s systems with information about states or experiences not conducive to continued survival.

Similarly, the body has systems that reward an individual for states or experiences that are highly conducive to extended survival. The endocannabinoid system is constructed for both healing and maintenance, and is one of the body’s primary weapons in its fight to protect itself and extend its existence.

In the primary study conducted by Johannes Fuss and his team, mice were able to produce a powerful runner’s high experience at an average of 3 miles of running per day. So, if you are seeking out this type of experience, and given the fact that you are much larger than a mouse, you will need to run significantly further than 3 miles per day.

In any case, understand the interlacing importance of the endocannabinoid system, and get your sneakers laced up. As is so often the case, the deeper we look into truly understanding the wide ranging impact wielded by the endocannabinoid system in the human body, the more opportunities we find for deeper research.

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Youngevity International Inc (NASDAQ: YGYI) Announces Changes in Some of Its Key Positions

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Youngevity International Inc (NASDAQ: YGYI) operates under three segments. Commercial coffee enterprises, commercial hemp enterprises, and multi-vertical Omni direct selling. The multi-channel lifestyle company is also keen on health and nutrition, food and beverage, home and family, spa and beauty, and other innovative services. Thanks to a multi-country selling network. It has demonstrated a remarkable fast-growing trend through aggressive person-to-person selling relationships, mergers and acquisitions, and traditional marketing. All these have played an essential role in the company’s efforts to control the potential high-growth emerging markets completely. 

New Appointments by Youngevity International Inc

Youngevity International Inc has headed to the call, which outlines the significance of having the right minds on Board to progress the company into higher levels. That said, Malone Bailey, LLP joins the company as its new independent registered public accounting firm. Also, William G. Thompson has taken up the position of Chief Financial Officer following the resignation of David S. Briskie, who is now the Company’s Chief Investment Officer. However, Thompson has had to resign from the Company of Directors to take up his new role full–time. Daniel Dorsey will take Thompson’s position on the Board with immediate effect. 

Meanwhile, Briskie will still hold onto his title as President and will be expected to continue working towards expanding YGYI’s current shareholder base. Every one of the new appointees has demonstrated impeccable competency and experience from their previous positions in the corporate world. 

And in emphasizing that they were the perfect choices for their respective roles, the CEO of Youngevity International, Inc, Steve Wallach, said, “We appreciate the dual role that Dave Briskie has played for YGYI as President and CFO of YGYI for so many years…”. Then Briskie added, “…Mr. Thompson has been a key participant on our board of director’s as Chairman of our Audit Committee and we feel he is the perfect choice to pass the torch to as our full time CFO.”

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Village Farms International Inc (NASDAQ: VFF) Reports Sequential Growth in Branded Sales on its Q1 2021 Financial Results

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For close to 30years now, Village Farms International Inc (NASDAQ: VFF) has continued to top the charts of being one of the largest and longest-operating vertically integrated greenhouse growers in North America. The producer and distributor of premium-quality produce operate from more than nine million square feet of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) greenhouses in British Columbia and Texas. Its core markets include the U.S. and Canada, with notable greenhouse partnerships in British Columbia, Ontario, and Mexico.

Village Farms’ Q1 2021 financial results are out. They have been consolidated with those of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pure Sunfarms. The financial results portray sequential growth of 20% or more outstanding in its priority sales channel and Retail Branded Sales. The company was also on record as the top-selling brand of dried flower products with the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). 

“The first quarter of 2021 was yet another strong quarter for Pure Sunfarms… and is especially encouraging given the softness in the Canadian market due to pandemic restrictions, which stalled sales growth for the rest of the industry,” Village Farms CEO, Michael DeGiglio announced

The British-Columbia-based Pure Sunfarms is one of the lowest-cost greenhouse producers, one of the single most extensive cannabis operations globally, and reportedly one of the best-selling brands in Canada. 

The Strategy Now is to Become a Leading Developer and Supplier of Branded CBD products.

Village Farms leverages decades of experience in large-scale agriculture and as a producer supplier of the best-selling brands in Canada. The company has a good presence in North America and select markets internationally, where cannabis and CBD are legal. 

Meanwhile, it seeks to work on a strategy that will open more doors to becoming a developer and supplier of branded and white-labeled CBD products. The primary target is significant retailers and consumer packaged goods companies. This will be in line with the applicable U.S. federal and state laws. 

And in other news, the company has re-appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as its auditor until the next annual meeting of shareholders and the directors. 

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SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd (OTCMKTS: SPBBF) Provides Corporate Update for its Q1 2021 Sales and Q2 2021 Financial Results

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Canada is home to some of the top cannabis growers across the world. And like you and I know, the cannabis industry is burgeoning pretty fast, resulting in improved quarterly financials for several companies. SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd (OTCMKTS: SPBBF) is one of the beneficiaries, having reported upbeat earnings for Q1 2021 from the sale of its indoor grow operations. 

According to Malcolm Davidson, CEO, everyone played a significant role in bringing home the remarkable results and amidst so many challenges. “This achievement is particularly satisfying given the challenging environment for many cannabis companies and the uncertainty in the current markets…” He reported. Their labor was not in vain. 

Convertible Loan Agreement with 10161233 Canada Limited and Bhayana Ventures Ltd

SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd is set to obtain a loan from Bhayana Ventures Ltd. The loan stands at a minimum of $2.0 million and up to a maximum of $3.0 million. It will accrue interest at a rate of 6.0% per annum. The terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement dictate that the loan is payable in monthly arrears and is repayable on the second-anniversary date of the closing date. 

The borrower will cause the grant to the Lender of a first mortgage over the Guarantor’s property in Rock Creek, British Columbia, as a form of security for the loan. 

The Appointment of a New Auditor and Other Company Updates

Manning Elliott LLP has replaced Davidson & Company LLP as the auditor for SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd. The replacement was occasioned by a resignation request made by the latter through the Company’s Board of Directors. On the other side, the company has also been thrown into mourning by the sudden death of Ian Waddell Q.C. He was the strategic advisor to the Board. 

In other news, the company says that preparations are underway for the 2021 growing season, and the goal is to accomplish a 100% increase in yield. In 2020, SpeakEasy Cannabis had a bumper harvest, which delivered a quality crop of flower potency 15-18 % THC.

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