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Studies That Show Marijuana Treats Dementia


Tetrahydrocanabinol and cannabidiol have similar molecular structures in the human body, but they have different physiological effects.

You get high with THC, which attaches to CB1 receptors in the brain to produce an intoxicated feeling. CBD does not contain any kind of psychoactive ingredient, which means it won’t get you high. It has little affinity for CB1 or CB2 receptors, which means it can work against THC’s [or Δ-9-THC] CBD also works by activating other systems, such as the serotonin system, which also accounts for some of its medicinal benefits, such as stress and pain. Medical marijuana can treat a number of ailment.

In a recent series of experiments, researchers genetically engineered the shaved skulls of mice to visibly display activity. Because of this, imaging techniques, researchers from his team believe that the creation of more brain cell-to-cell connections happens with THC — especially in the hippocampus, which controls memory.

The research fits nicely with what is known about the contributions of Dr. Lee Spatz and Dr. Green at the Salk Institute in San Diego, as well as Dr. Cameron in Barcelona. Tetrahydrophanols have been shown to help to unknot some of the tangled proteins and impeding the growth of those which are characteristic of Alzheimer’s. In addition, THC has been found to lessen the amount of inflammation in mice brains, a biological indicator of Alzheimer’s disease. Also referred to as CBD, it has non-psychoactive, but also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

The Knockout Mechanism

It’s been well-known that marijuana is part of Zimmer’s lifelong interest (another mindful study). In 1989, the young German was hired as a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of the federal government’s premier institutions for neuroscience research. He became an expert in the art of removing certain types of genetic modifications and/mice and breeding a variety of “knockouts”. These mice are unable to produce a certain proteins or do not contain a particular gene, resulting in a predisposition to a variety of cancers, for example. Scientists can then focus on the protein or the conditions of people with similar symptoms and use the mouse to research it. Zimmer began working with the NIH team that found the CB1 receptor, and this led to the subsequent discovery of THC’s ability to activate it. “It sounds tedious to discover what’s inciting a receptor activation.” He claims what happened was unfortunate.

The CB1 receptor was more than just a mechanism for feeling high; it was a crucial component of the process by which cannabis induced its effects. The majority of receptors are localized to specific regions or function only in neurons related to specific cognitive tasks, sensory or motor operations, such as memory, emotion, sight, or movement. CB1 receptor was found in the brains of humans, mice, rodents, and other animals in nearly ubiquitous quantities: This may indicate that it is involved with virtually everything that occurs in the brain.

After being out of practice in some areas for several years, such as Switzerland, Dr. Zimmer returned to Germany, where the University of Bonn constructed an Institute of Molecular Psychiatry and soon had 40 researchers in his lab, cannabinoid-1 receptor. When the mice were tested, a previously surprising development occurred: They were, surprisingly, dumber than assumed. They quickly lost the ability to navigate mazes and found themselves out that they had lost all their social graces. Zimmer member neuroscientist AndrasBilkei-Gorzo said, “They were deteriorating rapidly.” Even though the mice are considered immature creatures at 6 months, they outlived the 35-year-old humans.

According to this research, it has been found that CBD can be used for dementia. Medical Marijuana has proven to be quite effective for a number of disorders. If you are a patient of dementia, or any of your loved one has the same, visit The Peak Dispensing in OKC for getting your dose.