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Cannabidiol reduces lung injury induced via brain damage Last Updated on 2017-07-18 12:51:42 source: 017 Jul;82(1):79-86. doi: 10.1038/pr.2017.104. Epub 2017 May 3. Cannabidiol reduces lung injury induced by hypoxic-ischemic brain damage in newborn piglets. Arruza L1, Pazos MR2, Mohammed N2, Escribano N3, Lafuente H4, Santos M2, Alvarez-Díaz FJ4, Hind W5, Martínez-Orgado J1,2. Abstract BackgroundBrain hypoxic-ischemic (HI) damage induces distant inflammatory lung damage in newborn pigs. We aimed to investigate the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on lung damage in this scenario.MethodsNewborn piglets received intravenous vehicle, CBD, or CBD+WAY100635 (5-HT1A receptor antagonist) after HI brain damage (carotid flow interruption and FiO2 0.10 for 30 min). Total lung compliance (TLC), oxygenation index (OI), and extravascular lung water content (EVLW) were monitored for 6 h. Histological damage, interleukin... More »
Super Bowl Champion Leonard Marshall Speaks About CBD Last Updated on 2017-06-14 16:56:59 NFL Legend Tackles Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) with help from Cannabidiol (CBD) DENVER, April 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall has renewed vigor since he stopped taking synthetic prescription drugs for CTE and started taking organic cannabidiol (CBD). And he’s taking a message about brain injury and head trauma prevention on the road to youth sports and health organizations. A former All-Pro New York Giants defensive lineman, Marshall was diagnosed with CTE in 2013, years after he experienced consistent head trauma as a professional football player in the NFL. Over the years, CTE caused Marshall both physical and emotional pain and left him worried about the impact on his family. Always a fighter, Marshall didn’t take his diagnosis sitting down. He conducted his own research about how to treat CTE, and he formed a... More »
Cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer's Disease Last Updated on 2017-06-14 16:06:16 2017 Feb 3;8:20. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00020. eCollection 2017. In vivo Evidence for Therapeutic Properties of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer's Disease. Watt G1, Karl T2. Author information Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease that is affecting an increasing number of people. It is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid-β and tau hyperphosphorylation as well as neuroinflammation and oxidative stress. Current AD treatments do not stop or reverse the disease progression, highlighting the need for new, more effective therapeutics. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid that has demonstrated neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in vitro. Thus, it is investigated as a potential multifunctional treatment option for AD. Here, we summarize the current status quo of in vivoeffects of... More »
CBD AND YOUR BRAIN Last Updated on 2017-06-14 15:40:31 BY CASHINBIS MEDICAL CANNABIS NEWSJUNE 2, 2017 THC comes to mind when a lot of people talk about cannabis, but CBD is getting quite renowned due to its beneficial effects on the body. As scientific research moves step by step forward every day, it becomes clear that every medical cannabis strain has its own properties. CBD helps the brain in an intricate and pertinent manner. There is no psychoactive effect attached to CBD. This makes it different from THC which has some psychoactive effects. This happens because CB1 receptors are not activated by cannabidiol. The manner by which cannabidiol affects the brain shall be explained further. It has relevant antipsychotic properties CBD has antipsychotic effects that are just like the ones for amisulpride. The recent trend is that more and more people prefer CBD due to the fact that it doesn’t have as much side effects as... More »