10-Ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol

WHAT IS 10-ETHOXY-9-HYDROXY-DELTA-6A-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL?

10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol is a minor component of cannabis that has been found recently to have uses in science. It is a cannabinol derivate of cannabis sativa and has many projected benefits. Being a new phytocannabinoid, most of the benefits are still under research, and the research has no progressed to human and animal testing. 

10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol are mildly psychoactive cannabinoids that occur only in minute quantities in cannabinoids. The cannabinoids that are relevant in pharmacology exists as substrates of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and act as a partial agonist of cannabinoid receptor 2, though they have a higher affinity for cannabinoid receptor 1.

Obata and Ishikawa first discovered 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol, a Cannabitriol, in 1966, while El-Sohly and El-Feraly Turner isolated and characterized 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabitriol. 

Like all other cannabinoids, 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol comes from the cannabis plant. And although cannabis is a banned drug in many countries due to its abuse and dependency attributes, this chemical has a lot of promise in science, and more researchers are working to harness its positive benefits. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The mechanism of action of 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol is still yet unknown. Still, like every cannabinoid, it is projected to have an effect on cannabinoid receptors in the brain to produce a psychoactive effect, and this is may have a positive effect in the treatment of nerve-related diseases and mental disorders. 

Science is a field of facts, and theories need a firm base of research work, not assumptions. And so it is safer to wait for more facts and test on 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol to know how it works in the body and reacts with other chemical compounds. 

10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol is a newly discovered chemical, and much is unknown about it. Research is slow in most parts of the world due to the ban on its parent compound and cannabis, which contains 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol. However, more researchers are getting interested in cannabis and its products, and so there is a promise of more work and discovery. 

POSSIBLE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS

All therapeutic effects of 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol are unknown as research work is still in-vitro; that is, outside living tissues of animals and humans. However, other cannabinoids suggest that the benefits of 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol may include:

INTERESTING FACTS

  • 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabitriol and is a newly discovered chemical
  • 10-ethoxy-9-hydroxy-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol occurs in cannabis Sativa and Indica.

REFERENCES

Ghalili, Babek , and Kevin McGovern. 2018. Topical Compositions Comprising Hydroxy Acids and Cannabinoids for Skin Care. United States Patent 20180021247. January 25.

Karen Whalen, P. B. (2015). Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology Sixth Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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