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Marijuana Helps Healing the Injured Brain

Marijuana Helps Healing the Injured Brain

According to an article in the journal Cerebral Cortex, which tells us about a new study, activated cannabinoid receptors of our body can have a neuroprotective effects which can lead to healing the brain after trauma.

Marijuana Helps Healing the Injured Brain

The scientists conducted the study state; “The results provided the first evidence for the involvement of ECS [endocannabinoid system] in the neuroprotective action of minocycline on brain edema, neurological impairment, diffuse axonal injury, and microglial activation, since all these effects were prevented by the CB1 and CB2 receptor antagonists.”

This study suppose that consuming marijuana (which means the activation of cannabinoid receptors of our body) is very important in bringing about the neuroprotective effects of the drug minocycline. According to the results, the activated cannabinoid system improves the efficiency of prescribed medicines and has numerous neuroprotective effects on its own.

This research is not directly related to a study published previously this year, but it validates the last one. We mean the study that found out that a minimum amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) may reduce such symptoms of the injured brain as seizures, toxic drug exposure and a lack of oxygen.

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