By: CBS SF Bay Area
Dr. Daniel Madison, PhD, who led the study examined slides of mice brains when he noticed the effect cannabinoids played in alzheimer’s progression.
Cannabidiol oil, an extract from the hemp plant, may also present a new opportunity for treating Alzheimer’s before the disease advances, Dr. Madison ads.
Supporting this claim is a 2013 study by researchers from Neuroscience Research Australia suggested CBD could be beneficial when dealing with alzheimer’s.
The team, led by TimKarl, PhD, found CBDs led to drastic improvements in mice genetically engineered to mimic alzheimer’s disease.
Besides the potential to combat alzheimer’s symptoms, some studies suggest CBDs also hold promise in slowing progression of the disorder.