What A Breakthrough! Study Shows CBD Can Improve Memory

What A Breakthrough! Study Shows CBD Can Improve Memory 


They used to say an apple a day keeps the doctor away or a cuppa in the morning can set you up for the day. But, while many people take CBD to clear their heads, a new study reveals it can literally improve your mind. 


Researchers have shown cannabidiol can help you to remember, by increasing blood flow to the hippocampus, the section of the brain which manages memory and learning. CBD can also heighten blood flow to the orbitofrontal cortex, the part controlling decision making, and only a single dose may be enough.


During the study, carried out by the University College London, fifteen young, healthy subjects, with noexperience of cannabis-based products, were given either 600 milligrams (mg) of oral cannabis or a placebo, over a period of seven days.


A week later, it was switched around, and subjects were given the capsules they had not taken the first time. Butthey did not know which was which, whether it was cannabis or the placebo.


In the next step of their research, scientists employed a process known as arterial spin labelling. An MRI brain scanning procedure used to monitor changes in blood oxygen levels. It showed CBD had brought on a substantial rise in blood flow to both the hippocampus and the orbitofrontal cortex. 


Experts are already praising Cannabidiol for its medical and therapeutic effects. But this recent study has demonstrated it can improve specific parts of the brain, by increasing blood flow to that area. 


The new research also suggests Cainnabidiol can be an important weapon in the fight against memory conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, which could be a breakthrough. 


We have already seen how CBD can improve the lives of people suffering from chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety, amongst other complaints. But we may not have witnessed its full potential, and how it can change how we treat the brain and help memory issues in the future. Who can say?