Recently published in the scientific journal, Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, a team of scientists at the Salk Institute released their entire study for public observation and research heavily demonstrating the massive aid that cannabis provides in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.
(The full study can be viewed here: http://www.nature.com/articles/npjamd201612)
As more scientific studies are now being released with an actual monetary price attached in order to purchase the study’s information, it is always commendable of the scientists to forgo this barrier, and it marks an increasingly rare research opportunity for the private citizens of the internet.
But for those looking for brief analysis of the study’s results, suffice it to say that cannabinoids, including THC, are both preventative and symptom-treating medicines for Alzheimer’s by disassembling amyloid proteotoxicity in the brain. An amyloid proteotoxicity is essentially the scientific term for the primary brain “malfunction” that leads to the disease, and can be characterized as aggregated brain proteins that begin malforming into incorrect shapes and functions, thus leading to the traditional disabilities that are associated with Alzheimer’s.
As a final basic picture, cannabis does the same thing to the brain’s maintenance that it does to a person’s emotions, the digestive system, their skin rashes, or practically anything else for that matter: it is anti-inflammatory, and simultaneously helps to repair the damage that the inflammation has accrued from.
While the public has grown to take cannabis and its healing properties much more seriously, it is time for the private citizens to begin taking their medicine into their own hands–and out of the hands of Big Pharma. Big Marijuana is not the answer, and studies like these show the inherent necessity that cannabis proves to be, as a dietary supplement in today’s toxic age of cancers and other debilitating bodily ailments. THC included or not, every person should be taking daily supplements of cannabinoids–if not for anything more than to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.