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Alzheimers Research Expands

Although this is going to take some time, overall it’s great news. We’ve personally witnessed members with early to severe Alzheimer’s improve with cannabis products such as our Full Extract Cannabis Oil. We look forward to the day when the studies won’t be impeded by ignorance and anyone who chooses this therapy may find the research they seek to make their personal decision to take the cannabis journey to wellness, peace and happiness. Read full article on 420Intel.com.

 

 

What do we know about the effects of Cannabis on Alzheimer’s?

One of the first records of cannabis being used to treat senile dementia is from Queen Victoria’s doctor in 1890. In recent years leaps and bounds have been made in the research regarding how cannabinoids affect and potentially slow brain conditions like Alzheimer’s. There is still much we have to learn, but the progress that has been made is nothing short of amazing.

Alzheimer’s works by generating deposits (or plaques) on and around neurons, destroying the pathways and preventing neurons from properly communicating. This causes mental function to deteriorate and as it progresses the patient ends up lost and confused.  As the mind dies and patients enter a vegetative state, they forget vital skills such as how to urinate, defecate, chew, etc.

It has been shown in scientific studies that cannabis actually attacks the plaques and slows their growth.

In 2006 researchers at the world-renowned Scripps Institute in La Jolla announced that THC is more effective at preventing Alzheimer’s disease than any other substance or drug. The spokesperson for the study said that “THC possesses remarkable inhibitory qualities,” especially when compared to currently available treatments.

Not long after a study by the Bristish Journal of Pharmacology found that cannabis helped prevent Alzheimer’s by providing neuroprotection and reducing neuroinflammation, and by stimulating the formation of functional new brain cells. The majority of current scientific data demonstrates that using cannabis is in fact, good for your brain.

How is Cannabis being used to help Alzheimer’s patients right now?

We know that the cannabinoid receptors in the brain need to be activated in order for cannabis’ therapeutic properties to go to work. Depending on your particular goal, options for ingesting THC are varied.

It has been said that taking a small puff of marijuana each day may help to stave off or even prevent Alzheimer’s. For patients looking to find some calming relief vaporizers can provide quick, easy relaxation without the trouble of preparing a bowl of flower and igniting it.

We suggest a regimen of a high THC Full Extract Cannabis Oil for those treating Alzheimer’s. Along with the neurological protection that THC provides, the patient could expect to get deep, restful sleep accompanied by an overall improved feeling of calmness and well-being.

Medicated edibles are also an option. Hard and gummy style candies as well as medicated chocolates are all valued choices for those looking for an easy, discreet way to get THC into their body. Care should be taken in dosing any edibles and they should be kept in a safe place away from children and pets.

CBD strains can also be very helpful to Alzheimer’s patients. The anti-inflammatory and calming properties along with minimal to no psychoactivity make it a nice fit for some patients. CBD is available in all of the forms that THC is.

Supervision is suggested for Alzheimer’s patients using cannabis products to ensure the best experience possible.

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Here are 4 ways cannabis is good for your brain — and may save your life

Some scientific evidence and support for the therapeutic uses of Cannabis. The scientific literature on Cannabis is expanding daily! There is so much more to be discovered. Read more here.

Low daily doses of THC and other cannabinoids may help the brain protect against neurodegenerative diseases.

“It’s likely that miniscule doses of THC can help mitigate cognitive deficits that result from inflammation in the brain and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The fact that these doses are far too small to cause the “high” traditionally associated with THC can only be reassuring for older patients who may be on the fence about trying medical marijuana.” Read more here.

Cannabis reverses late-stage Alzheimer’s

“A daughter tells the arduous caretaker story of managing her mother’s final stages of Alzheimer’s by getting her on medical marijuana and off pharmaceuticals. Her mother arrived at her Oregon home in really bad shape with Alzheimer’s with a prognosis of six months to live.” Read more here.