Does Marijuana Stop Alzheimer’s?

The stereotype of the of the absent-minded, forgetful stoner might be a thing of the past.

Evidence from several studies have shown a direct benefit from marijuana use in Alzheimer’s patients. The active ingredient in Marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) blocks the protein that causes plaque to form on a person’s brain suffering from Alzheimer’s.

This is great news for the 5.4 million Americans living with this disease, especially the 200,000 people under the age of 65 who have been diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s who have time to manage their illness.

Benefits of THC in Alzheimer’s Pateients

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What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

amyloid-β (amyloid beta)  protien that causes Alzheimer’s disease

What is THC?

THC description

How To Take THC

Smoking, vaping, or eating the pot molecules THC and CBD directly effects nerve cell function, reducing chronic brain inflammation, oxidative stress, and cellular dysfunction — all the while promoting stability of the human body’s internal environment (homeostasis) and healthy brain cells (neurotrophic support)

Controversy

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Other Uses

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 2 medical marijuana pills dronabinol and nabilone. These drugs are used to treat nausea caused by chemotherapy and increase the appetites of people with AIDS

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Sources:
Alz.Org: http://www.alz.org/facts/

http://neurosciencenews.com/thc-amyloid-beta-alzheimers-4598/

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Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, USF preclinical study finds

2016 Salk Institue

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2014 Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25024327#

2012 Time – Cannabis slows brain aging
How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging

2005 – Madrid’s Complutense University and the Cajal Institute
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4286435.stm

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