PubMed: Effects of CBD (Cannabidiol) on the physiology of Nile tilapia (Oreochromisn niloticus) as a chronic stress mitigating agent In-vivo

PubMed: Effects of CBD (Cannabidiol) on the physiology of Nile tilapia (Oreochromisn niloticus) as a chronic stress mitigating agent In-vivo

PLoS One. 2023 Sep 15;18(9):e0290835. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0290835. eCollection 2023.

ABSTRACT

This study evaluates the effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) on the physiology of stressed and non-stressed Nile tilapia, reared in a recirculating aquaculture system. Tilapia were fed with and without CBD (0.001% of feed weight) and with and without hydrocortisone stress hormone (0.01% of body weight) every day for four weeks. This experiment compared the plasma cortisol, blood glucose and protein levels, liver and spleen somatic indices (HSI and SSI, respectively), and lysozyme activity of the fish. Stress group (S) had a significantly higher value than the control group (C) in two of the parameters, glucose and lysozyme activity, this is an indication of stress. CBD had a stress reducing effect under stressed conditions in lysozyme activity. Although not significant, the stress reducing effect of CBD on stress biomarkers such as glucose and HSI also seemed promising. Further investigation into the matter may not just be useful in stress mediation in aquatic organisms but may also have implications in human medicine as well.

PMID:37713426 | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0290835

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