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Fighting Back Alzheimer's with CBD

With the rising amount of Alzheimer’s patients, this small chemical is helping lead the fight to treat the symptoms

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As the older population increases, each year so does the number of Alzheimer’s patients. This progressive mental disorder causes deterioration of the brain. This typically occurs in middle to older people. While Alzheimer’s research is constantly improving, we still don’t have concrete evidence on how to treat, or even potentially cure Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s most common symptom is premature senility, otherwise known as dementia.

With the ongoing research of CBD, the chemical found in cannabis plants that have incredible health benefits, studies have shown that it can help fight Dementia!

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CBD and Dementia

A study done by the researchers at Salk Institute in California found that cannabinoids, like CBD, helps remove Dementia from the brain. This is done by increasing the connections between brain cells. Laboratories around the country have also tested and validated the results found by Salk Institute.

Those with dementia do not only suffer from senility. Those with dementia will also find that CBD can reduce the inflammation in their brain by reducing the oxygen buildup. CBD will then work as a brain stimulant and neuroprotectant. CBD will eliminate the dead brain cells and protein tangles. These combined are believed to lead to things like dementia. Users may also notice improved movement as well as reduced stress and anxiety in patients with dementia. CBD can also lead to a reduction in the decline of memory and other long-term side effects.

CBD and Alzheimer’s Disease

As CBD reduced oxygen buildup in the brain and brain cell decline, CBD is helping in more ways to fight off Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is caused by the brain’s immune system beginning to fail in clearing blockages. As Alzheimer's disease causes these blockages, the brain cells are not communicating in the way they should. This is an inflammatory response. With the inflammation in the brain, oxygen is then released. The higher the levels of inflammation, the more negative impact on the brain. Memory and motor functions begin to decrease as a result. The increased oxygen in the brain will cause memory loss and brain deterioration. Studies on CBD have shown that CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory, which will reduce the inflammation of the brain. CBD is also an antioxidant. The antioxidants in CBD will then reduce the amount of oxygen in the brain and also reduce the oxygen stress on the brain.

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In a more recent study, researchers have found that CBD has increased levels of proteins in the brain that have major cognitive functions. These proteins help eliminate the dead cells in the brain. This helps clear beta-amyloid plaque tangles that are often associated with the disease. The study was done on mice, who were regularly injected with CBD. The mice were able to tell the difference between old objects and new ones. The mice also had improved movement as well.

Patients with Alzheimer’s will develop stiffness in their joints that will stop them from walking. The mice who were injected with CBD were then able to walk in tight circles! When the CBD treatments stopped, so did the behavior.

Dosage for CBD

CBD can be ingested in many forms. There are pills, oils, and even fruit chews. Many patients who consume CBD, prefer non-inhalable options, and for those suffering from Alzheimer’s, it would be easier to administer. There is a lack in the regulation of CBD and the only reports about dosage comes from self-reporting. Doctors do have knowledge of CBD and dosage and can recommend a proper amount.

If you are self-dosing, it is best to start with a small amount. By using oils or eating dried fruits, the patient can begin to slowly learn how much is enough to get the full effect of CBD. CBD can last up to 4 hours and the effects have been shown to take effect between 30-90 minutes.

You can begin with 1-2 milligrams a day for a week, then increase slowly until you see an improvement.

It is also recommended to base the dosage on body weight. The smaller the patient, the smaller the dosage.

It is important to note that a doctor should be consulted if you are taking other medications and want to begin a CBD dosage.

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