Chocolate contains at least three compounds that stimulate the body’s cannabinoid receptors, finds a new study published by the National Library of Medicine.
“Chocolate contains small amounts of caffeine and larger amounts of the closely related compound, theobromine”, states the abstract of the study. “It also contains anandamide and two related compounds that stimulate cannabinoid receptors, tryptophan, and polyphenols.”
Of course, the cannabinoid receptors are also triggered through the consumption of cannabis.
The study goes on to state that “All of these compounds are detectable in breastmilk in small amounts. Low intake of chocolate by a nursing mother is not problematic, but extreme amounts can affect the infant.”
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