Research is showing that cannabis oil can reduce risks of dementia. Risks of dementia include age, family history and hereditary factors (which cannot be helped). But what can be helped, by cannabis oil, are these risk factors: injury to the head, heart issues and a healthy lifestyle which includes a good diet based on fresh vegetables and fruit without the meat and processed foods, andplenty of exercise.
Cannabis oil can successfully treat damage to the body because it heals pain naturally. Cannabis oil can also treat conditions that affect the heart such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and strokes. The brain is fed by the heart which pumps blood to the brain via numerous blood vessels. If the heart and blood vessels are damaged, the brain does not receive sufficient nourishment.
The main cause of dementia is damage to a blood vessel and this is called vascular dementia, which happens after a stroke. The brain cannot function normally if fresh blood is not getting there as nourishment. And if nerve cells are lost and damaged, Alzheimer’s Disease can result. Brain cells break down and die and this affects how the mind and body functions. Doctors have found that a deficit in vitamins (linked to a poor diet) and thyroid issues can also cause dementia.
Other causes of dementia include viruses, bacteria, or parasites which kill brain cells in severe cases; toxins in the body which result in imbalances such as malnutrition or metabolic disorders; and trauma to the brain. Scientists are experimenting with cannabis oil to discover whether it can reduce the risks of dementia. It is a very useful treatment for symptoms and is a naturally calming therapy with strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities.
The two main cannabinoids used in medical cannabis products to treat numerous ailments of mind and body include cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is psychoactive while CBD is anti-psychotic. This means that if used together, the two cannabinoids create a potent medication and the psychoactive properties disappear. Some scientists say that THC and CBD can help remove damaging dementia proteins from the brain cells. This harmful plaque is called amyloid beta which harms nerve cells in the brain. THC and CBD interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system which balances the immune system and ensures healthy functioning of the nervous system, brain and other systems.
THC has been shown to have a positive impact in the hippocampus area of the brain where memory is stored. The hippocampus contains the CB1 receptor while CB2 receptors are found in the microglia, a part of the brain which is said to play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s. CBD tends to bind with CB2 receptors while THC tends to cling to CB1 receptors. The cannabinoids then assist the body to heal by recreating the healthy balance it requires to function at its optimum health. Taking small, constant doses of CBD increases the number of receptors in the brain and the patient then feels the positive effects.
More research is required before doctors are confident about using medical cannabis oil to reduce the risks of dementia. It is possible that if you take cannabis oil daily, as a supplement, you can stave off dementia, and if you get symptoms of dementia, your ongoing use of cannabis oil could help to slow down the onset of this disease.
Dementia is a disease of the brain where memory loss, language issues, cognition and thinking are affected as brain cells are damaged. Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the worst types of dementia, which also include vascular dementia, mixed dementia, dementia with Lewey bodies, frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal degeneration and progressive supranuclear palsy. There is no cure but natural therapies like CBD can assist the patient to improve memory, concentration and motivation. This improves quality of life.
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