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Dr. Ilya Reznik M.D.

Dr. Ilya Reznik specializes in cannabinoid medicine and has published numerous articles (including controlled studies), reviews and case reports in leading clinical psychiatry and neuropsychopharmacology journals. The current main interest of Dr. Ilya Reznik is in the field of medical uses of cannabis and cannabinoids, specifically in various neuropsychiatric disorders such as Chronic Pain Syndrome, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Ilya Reznik also coordinates the activities of the National Forum / Association for Medical Cannabis Research and Treatment in Israel. In 2013 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM).

17:00Cannabis as Adaptogen

Adaptogens are plants that support the natural physiological systems of the body, mainly through the adrenal system. They help the body cope with stress and promote normal function by regulating hormonal balance. The benefits of adaptogens are numerous. They have an anti-fatigue effect that increases attention and cognitive function, even during mental exhaustion and stress periods. Further research shows positive effects on immunity, brain health, and sleep cycles while also reducing inflammation. 

Some of the most commonly known adaptogens include ginseng, medicinal mushrooms, and many others. They help create and maintain homeostasis in the body, continually working to regulate systems to calm or energize as needed. In other words, they help the body adapt to various stressors.

Although it’s not defined as one, cannabis has the key attributes of an adaptogen, thanks to its effects on the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is known that cannabinoids regulate the ECS, which is a master regulating system of other physiological systems of the body. That implies all the balancing and harmonizing activities of an adaptogen. Adaptogenic features and properties of cannabis and its major components will be reviewed and implications for its rational medicinal uses will be provided.

Ilya Reznik


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