Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about the potential use of medical marijuana to treat or alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Even though there are claims of major flaws of this potential breakthrough, a few studies have been carried out to buttress the fact that marijuana could indeed be helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
According to a 2014 preclinical study that was done at the University of South Florida and published via the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, low levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, can reduce the sticky protein beta-amyloid, which accumulates in the Alzheimer’s brain. It is nevertheless worthy to note that THC is the chemical in marijuana that is responsible for the high. Researchers from the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute have actually demonstrated that extremely low doses of THC reduce the production of the soluble form of amyloid beta which is common …Read More at MedCard.app