Israeli Study On THC Shows Great Promise With Treating Alzheimer’s

There is some hopeful news on the horizon for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. A new study has come out of Tel Aviv University about the promising effects of THC on Alzheimer’s, the all too-common, debilitating, degenerative disease. The researchers went so far as to call it a “potential treatment.” THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive component found in cannabis and can slow the production of beta-amyloid proteins, thought to be a hallmark characteristic and key contributor to the progression of Alzheimer’s.

This breakthrough, gives whole new meaning to the whole “this is your brain on drugs” campaign.

Israeli scientists (at Israel’s Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, and the Department of Psychology, at Bar-Ilan University) reported “significant reduction” in the severity of mental distress – with a particular decrease in episodes of irritability, aggression/agitation, delusions and insomnia.

This is amazing news indeed, considering that Alzheimer’s...

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