Study: THC Removes Toxic Protein that Causes Alzheimer’s From the Brain

Study: THC Removes Toxic Protein that Causes Alzheimer’s From the Brain

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases are thought to be caused by nerve cell death, caused by the the accumulation of a amyloid proteins.

The build-up of the proteins triggers a toxic inflammatory response that eventually leads to brain cell death.

There are no drugs that significantly inhibit this process.

Enter cannabis, which is now legal for medicinal purposes in 33 states.

A 2016 study found cannabinoids, such as THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol), stimulate the removal of the beta amyloid protein, block the inflammatory response caused by the protein, and therefore protect against nerve cell death.

via Return To Now Study: THC Removes Toxic Protein that Causes Alzheimer’s From the Brain