While not able to cure the disease, CBD can help reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental illness characterized by a degeneration of nerve cells in the brain and a decrease in brain mass; this causes memory loss, temporal and spatial disorientation, and intellectual and personal deterioration. Fortunately for patients suffering from this disease, cannabidiol (CBD) once again has properties for its treatment.
According to a study, high doses of cannabis extract can result in great help to restore two key proteins (TREM2 e IL-33) for the proper functioning of the brain.
The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University was in charge of this study. Although the test was performed on mice, the results showed that TREM2 and IL-33 levels increased sevenfold and tenfold, respectively. On the other hand, CBD also reduced the stiffness and deterioration of the gate, something very common in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The authors concluded that due to the promising results found in this study, the research warrants further priority. Many people start getting this type of symptom in the 30s and 40s, affecting around 10-15% of all patients, so if CBD has any type of solution to treat it properly, it will be very welcomed.
It is clear to say that many cellular and molecular changes greatly affect the brain while under this disease. In order to understand further, CBD is believed to help in the reduction of beta-amyloid 42, which is considered toxic. Once this protein clumps together, it forms a plaque that disrupts cell function.