07 Jan Marijuana fights Alzheimers disease
Did you know marijuana fights Alzheimers Disease, but also may prevent developing Alzheimers later in life when used as a preventative? The anti-inflammatory properties of Cannabis are key in this fight against a disease that claims the lives of one in three senior citizens today!
In 2014, it was reported that over 5 Million Americans suffer from Alzheimers Disease. The majority of those affected are women. By 2050 we are likely to see that number triple! And even more troubling, we are seeing “younger onset Alzheimers” currently affecting over 200,000 people under the age of 65. Treatment is costly, and often requires full-time outside care and supervision. (source http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp#prevalence)
Without a breakthrough medical discovery, or a big change in the way we live this debilitating disease will become a reality for a far greater percentage of our population. The good news is, cannabis is being researched heavily for the part it might play in future treatment and prevention plans.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the only disease of the top 10 killers in this country that can be prevented, cured or it’s progress slowed. It is suspected to be caused by chronic inflammation in the brain. Cannibidol (CBD) found in marijuana and the cannabis plant is known to be one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory compounds in nature and just might be the answer you are looking for to add to your current treatment or prevention program.