The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system was discovered in the 1980s during research carried out on rats by accident, research then turned to the central system . However recent research has turned back to the endocannabinoid system and discovered that the system is a family of receptors and enzymes which isn’t just exclusive to the brain. In fact, the endocannabinoid system is present throughout the human body. The heart, liver, pancreas, skin, reproductive tract you name it!

European Novel Food Regulation

European Novel Food Regulation

According to the EU’s Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, every product considered “new” in a food product requires the approval of the European Commission before it can be sold as a food product in the European Union. A food is considered “new” if it was not significantly consumed in the EU before May 1997. These include newly developed foods (eg Antarctic krill oil). Use of new technologies (eg UV-treated foods) and food products already consumed in countries outside the EU (eg chia seeds). This applies to all foods, including dietary supplements, food ingredients and substances to be included in foods.