Cannabis May Be Able To Halt Alzheimer’s | Stoner News
There are more than five million American’s that are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, according the to Alzheimer’s Association. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. As of right now, there is no cure. But recent research has shown that cannabis may have promise as a medicine that can stop the progression of Alzheimer’s. Since some of the symptoms include mental confusion, difficulty thinking or understanding, loss of appetite, mood swings, and other symptoms, researchers have really been looking in to using cannabis to help stop the disease.
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the country.
Research has led to the fact that THC can protect the brain from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It is believed that Alzheimer’s is caused by protein fragments that are known as bet-amyloid. The beta-amyloid destroys synapses, which then forms clumps of plaque that cause the death of the nerve cells. When THC is introduced, it acts as a natural and safe amyloid inhibitor. The medicine that is currently on the market now for the ease of Alzheimer’s symptoms is not as safe, another reason as to why the plant is being looked at as treatment.
Another benefit of THC in Alzheimer’s patients is the fact that it boosts the function of the mitochondria. This is responsible for generating the energy required to function. The cells in the brain require a lot of energy in order to communicate with each other as well as the rest of the body. Doctors have also discussed brain inflammation as another cause of Alzheimer’s and cannabis is one of the most effective (and natural) anti-inflammatory known to modern medicine. There is also far less of an addiction risk as compared to prescription drugs.
This fact has hindered the research of THC on all types of diseases, including Alzheimer’s.
Cannabis has been classified as a Schedule 1 drug. This fact has hindered the research of THC on all types of diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Even though there are those who still believe that cannabis will have worse effects than the current prescribed drugs. It is clear that the plant shows at least some promise at fighting disorders where traditional medicine has failed. At the very least, cannabis is worth looking at for treatment to a multitude of afflictions.