Neurodegeneration

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegeneration is the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons. Many neurodegenerative diseases – including ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s – occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes.

Articles in Neurodegeneration

An excerpt adapted from The Rebel's Apothecary: A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms.
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Cannabis therapeutics for the elderly are featured at the IACM conference in Berlin, Germany.
Mouse eating pretzel
Brazilian researchers looked into CBD's health effects in an animal model of diabetic brain damage due to oxygen deprivation and found promising results.
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One broad effect of CBD and THC is the stimulation of neurogenesis — the production and integration of new neurons in the brain.
alzheimer's brain
Scientists employed by the US government filed a patent in 2001 for cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants, citing their potential for treating Alzheimer’s disease among others.
pensive man with glasses
A pilot study recently demonstrated that cannabis extracts can be safely used to ameliorate symptoms of severe dementia.
Red peppers
Most everyone has bit into a spicy pepper and felt heat permeate their mouth. This feeling comes from activation of TRPV1 receptors.
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THC and other cannabinoids are known to induce neurogenesis — the creation of new neurons — in the brain.
New scientific findings highlight the 28th annual meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society.
The National Council for Aging Care gives cannabis a clean bill of health.

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