Jun 172013
 

Marijuana brain degeneration staminanew study conducted at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany has found that cannabis triggers the release of antioxidants, which acts as a cleansing mechanism – resulting in the removal of damaged cells and improving the efficiency of mitochondria, the energy source that powers cells, potentially increasing stamina.

The study, published in Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society,states: ”Neuroinflammatory processes contributing to the progression of normal brain ageing and to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases are suppressed by cannabinoids”. The findings show the benefits of the application of cannabinoids can be immense, especially for those suffering from degenerative conditions effecting the brain: “These discoveries shed new insight on how natural marijuana cannabinoids hold the capacity to literally kill the brain inflammation responsible for causing cognitive decline, neural failure, and brain degeneration. By supplying these receptor sites with cannabinoids, patients may be able to overcome brain conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and more, not to mention premature brain aging”.

Gery Wenk, a professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University, who conducted some of the research during the study, said he was encouraged by the findings and the potential development of cannabinoid solutions. “I’ve been trying to find a drug that will reduce brain inflammation and restore cognitive function in rats for over 25 years; cannabinoids are the first and only class of drugs that have ever been effective. I think that the perception about this drug is changing and in the future people will be less fearful.”

Source: The Joint Blog

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  • Mike

    Very, very interesting findings!

    I’ll be looking forward to testing cannabinoids for application to spinal cord degeneration. We already know that they are effective in reducing general inflammation and dealing with spasticity due to spinal cord injuries and pathologies. Adding in direct effect on inflammation of the spinal cord could be a real trifecta of new options for patients like me.

    • kat

      I suffered a brain injury 11 years ago. Would this help the rehabilitate my brain?

  • HItsFromTheBowng

    increases stamina eh? if thats the case, i should cut the tobacco out of my smoke, cuz my stamina is shit!!!!

  • firetheliberals

    I am 55, guess its time to light one up

  • dinges65

    Just read the original article. Looks interesting but could go both ways. If by using THC regularly your CB1 recepters are down-regulated, that might deteriorate the protection. I.e. (just hypothesizing) short term usage could be beneficial, but chronic usage not.

    I think more research is needed. Always keeping an (THC induced?) open/paranoid mind :). Especially when it comes to my health.

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