Monday, June 15, 2015

New Evidence that Marijuana can Fight Alzheimer's Disease

marijuana and alzheimer's disease
Cannabis and Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease leads to irreversible, progressive mental deterioration that worsens over time. It is thought that the cause is a lifetime of brain inflammation. Cannabis has been shown to be a safe anti-inflammatory medicine. Researchers believe the use of marijuana can prevent and slow the onset of Alzheimer's.(Source)

A study at the University of Florida found that very low doses of the cannabinoid THC can slow Alzheimer's progression. The increase of the protein Amyloid-β has been found to be linked to Alzheimer's disease. The Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana was found to lower Amyloid-β levels while also increasing beneficial mitochondrial function.(Source)

A low dose of marijuana increases the function of the cannabinoid system in the body. Research shows this increased functioning results in an anti-oxidant boosting of energy to the cells and a reduction in inflammation. It is believed that the use of marijuana early in life results in a slower progression of Alzheimer's as a person ages.(Source)

The entire cannabis plant contributes as a source of treatment. Essential Fatty Acids found in marijuana act as an anti-inflammatory agent. The cannabinoid Cannabichhrome (CBC) promotes brain stem cell growth which leads to a reduction in dementia. The “Entourage Effectgenerated by using the whole flower is equally beneficial in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.


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