June is considered the Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, reminding us how important it is to continually take care of our health and the health of those around us about these disorders.
With the increase in life expectancy, many brain-related diseases end up affecting a large portion of the population. A research publication released in 2012 found that the origin of these diseases is linked with the excessive accumulation of iron in some areas of the body.
According to this study, iron seems to disturb the dynamics of mitochondria, which are fundamental for the maintenance of an active circuitry of neurons in the brain, causing them to initiate more cellular deaths than usual. Iron can also lead to an overload of free radicals that increase brain inflammation and cause more damage.
Also, a study published in May of this year has substantiated these claims but also brought us good news. This study confirmed that CBD could help protect the brain from such damage.
Scientists infused test guinea pigs with iron, mimicking the accumulation of iron thought to lead to neurodegenerative diseases. High levels of proteins associated with cell death were found, validating the idea that iron is related to the rapid destruction of cells. On the other hand, guinea pigs that received CBD reported average levels of these degenerative proteins, protecting the brain from the effects of iron.
The results of the study suggest the use of CBD as a means of preventing diseases and brain damage from brain aging such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as cardiovascular events, brain damage and alcohol damage. This happens because CBD is a natural antioxidant.
Since neurodegenerative diseases have no cure, CBD helps to slow their progress. What causes the patient to worsen their condition is the progression of the disease and what causes it is the same protein (beta-amyloid) that is responsible for protecting the brain.
Another study confirms that CBD has neuroprotective properties, which causes the dying neurons to be protected against beta-amyloid. CBD reactivates brain receptors, thus preventing neurons from collapsing.
Risks And Side Effects Of The Treatment
Few cases of side effects have been reported, but some of them are: nausea, diarrhea and bloating. However, the risks, even if few, still exist. As we have said many times, it is essential to pay attention to the amount of cannabis being ingested, because very high doses can cause negative consequences to the patient.
The quality of your cannabis products is critical as well since low-quality products can be terrible for your health, whenever you notice that some medicine or oil is not looking good, talk to your supplier and your doctor.
Side effects or discomforts with the treatment should be immediately mentioned to your specialist doctor.
Even with the advancement of science and technology, the treatments and means of prevention against degenerative diseases are still very scarce. Based on the emergence of scientific support, CBD is showing great promise in the potential cure for such conditions.
Many people who suffer from these disorders are now given comfort and hope through cannabis. There are many cannabidiol products available on the market, making it a dull and affordable option for those in need.
We at BAS have always been connected with the advancement of medicinal cannabis as we strive to enhance society and heal the world by manufacturing safe and effective cannabis products. There are still many types of research on the medical cannabis field that is being developed, and we are very proud of it!