Cannabis reverses last-stage Alzheimer's

After heart disease and cancer, Alzheimer’s disease is the third largest cause of the deaths in United States. Its prevalence has increased many folds over the past few decades and is expected to triple by 2050.

The Big Pharma has failed to offer any effective cure to this irreversible denervation of the brain. This opens up an opportunity for some more effective, less toxic and less expensive alternatives to emerge.

There is a list of such options ranging fromcoconut oil's medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs)to herbs from traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. While Big Pharma struggles to develop a profitable Alzheimer’s pharmaceuticals, these alternative cures might help more than harm.

Now cannabis brings another effective non-pharmaceutical solution. The medical marijuana has been widely used to treat various health related conditions.

Anecdotal reports of cannabis relieving symptoms of late-stage Alzheimer’s
Late-stage Alzheimer’s victims are difficult to manage. A daughter describes a story of managing her mother’s final stages of Alzheimer’s by getting her off pharmaceuticals and on medical marijuana. When she met her mother, she was struggling hard with the Alzheimer’s disease with a prognosis of six months to live.

Apart from Alzheimer’s, she was taking medicines for several other ailments. The old lady started to respond well to home-cooked meals and cannabis.

She showed considerable improvements in behavior and memory. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s such as antisocial, angry, feisty and inappropriate behavior along with the gross loss of memory started giving way to more sociable and cooperative behavior.

The old lady finally passed away peacefully and lovingly at the age of 83. The use of cannabis has considerably improved her living conditions before her departure.

Scientific evidence supports this story
A scientific studyinvolving mice conducted in 2013 in Spain to test the effect of CB2 cannabinoid receptor against Alzheimer’s like phenotype reported cannabis efficacy against symptoms of the Alzheimer’s.

The researchers associated with the research concluded,”the present study lends support to the idea that stimulation of CB2 [cannabinoid] receptors ameliorates several altered parameters in Alzheimer's disease such as impaired memory and learning, neuroinflammation, oxidative stress damage and oxidative stress responses, selected tau kinases, and tau hyperphosphorylation around plaques”
An earlier study on Alzheimer’s come to similar conclusions.The researchers investigated the most advanced Alzheimer’s mechanics and demonstrated how cannabis provide relief against symptoms without any side effects.

Similar cannabis efficacy findings against Alzheimer’s were reached by Neuroscience Research Australia and Ohio State University (OSU).

Talking to times, Gary Wenk, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at OSU, told, “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."

He went further, "I think that the perception about this drug is changing and in the future people will be less fearful."

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