Title

The Effect of Cannabidoil and Caffeine on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Zoology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

With anxiety on the rise in teens and young adults, there is a trend towards the use of holistic medicine. Holistic medicine focuses on the healing of the mind, body, and spirit. Holistic medicine frequently uses products that contain Cannabidiol Oil (CBD). CBD oil is derived from either hemp or marijuana. This oil contains little to no Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a crystalline compound, and the main ingredient in cannabis that simulates a “high” feeling in the body. Daphnia magna is used as a model organ to test the effect on the human heart. In hopes to test the effectiveness of CBD Oil, the Daphnia were exposed to a caffeine stock solution, to mimic a common symptom of anxiety, an increase in heart rate, and exposure to a diluted CBD oil solution to test the effect of the CBD oil. In order to accurately test this process, Daphnia's heart rate was collected and recorded. A t-test was used to determine the significance of the results. Comparing the two groups’ data shows (t= 12.98 and p=0.0001, alpha 0.05). It is hypothesized that the caffeine solution will increase the heart rate whereas the CBD solution will decrease the heart rate. This hypothesis was supported since the results showed that p<0.05.

Location

HSS 107

Start Date

4-2-2022 10:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 10:45 AM

The Effect of Cannabidoil and Caffeine on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna

HSS 107

With anxiety on the rise in teens and young adults, there is a trend towards the use of holistic medicine. Holistic medicine focuses on the healing of the mind, body, and spirit. Holistic medicine frequently uses products that contain Cannabidiol Oil (CBD). CBD oil is derived from either hemp or marijuana. This oil contains little to no Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a crystalline compound, and the main ingredient in cannabis that simulates a “high” feeling in the body. Daphnia magna is used as a model organ to test the effect on the human heart. In hopes to test the effectiveness of CBD Oil, the Daphnia were exposed to a caffeine stock solution, to mimic a common symptom of anxiety, an increase in heart rate, and exposure to a diluted CBD oil solution to test the effect of the CBD oil. In order to accurately test this process, Daphnia's heart rate was collected and recorded. A t-test was used to determine the significance of the results. Comparing the two groups’ data shows (t= 12.98 and p=0.0001, alpha 0.05). It is hypothesized that the caffeine solution will increase the heart rate whereas the CBD solution will decrease the heart rate. This hypothesis was supported since the results showed that p<0.05.