Cannabis of the Ocean

sea ​​urchin cannabis from the ocean

The sea urchin is a very strange creature, these spiky balls have more than one secret in their shells

 An article by the essential Wired reveals a study by scientists from the American firm Organix, who are striving to discover new pain-relieving molecules: those present in echinoderms, aka sea urchins.

Cannabis of the Ocean

"The sea urchin"

 « the oursinade These pagan festivals, where many of these delicious echinoderms The American spider-organix shows that sea urchins contain a large amount of anandamide in their genitals.  

Cannabis of the Ocean
In Orange, the Genitals ...

  The “sea urchin” designates both the consumption of sea urchins and a traditional culinary festivity in the South of France involving the consumption of these animals. These traditionally take place on the Mediterranean coasts at the beginning of the year (between February and May), before the summer restrictions on the sea urchin harvest.  

Cannabis of the Ocean
The Provençal sea urchin

In Sicily, pasta is sometimes seasoned with sea urchin coral. In the West Indies, several species are eaten as "sea urchin blaff" (white chadron, variable sea urchin, etc.). In Reunion, it is the sea urchin-turtle that is cooked, raw or in carry with massalé. In Japan, sea urchin coral is eaten in sushi and sashimi, raw or dried with alum (which makes it firmer). Sea urchin coral is also sold canned, pasteurized naturally. This new marketing method, at a more affordable price than fresh sea urchins, would be an innovation from a Spanish company in Santander, supplier of the luxury brands Kaspia and Kaviari. The same term "sea urchin" can also refer to a sauce made from sea urchin coral that usually accompanies a fish dish.

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L'Oursinade settles down to the sound of Ornette and Sète


Cannabis of the Ocean

  Sea urchins contain large amounts of anandamide, a molecule that causes the same effects as Tetra hydro cannabinol (THC), the most famous molecule in cannabis. Theanandamide would stimulate the same receptors in the endocannabinoid system present in the brain and participate in the same way in the "reward circuit" which controls pain and pleasure.  

Cannabis of the Ocean
Sea urchin coral in sashimi in Japan.

Anandamide, or N-arachidonoylethanolamide or AEA, is an endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter found in the body of animals and humans, especially in the brain. It is also present in small quantities in cocoa. Anandamide acts on the CB1 and CB2 receptors; it affects CB1 receptors primarily in the central nervous system and CB2 receptors in the peripheral nervous system.

Cannabis of the Ocean

The effect of sea urchin gonad juice is both faster than marijuana and more quickly destroyed by the body ... Applied to the sport, we can consider that a surfer, kitesurfer or windsurfers who would stuff themselves with sea urchins could push back his "limit of suffering" ...

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