Inflammation, Alzheimer's symptoms, pain and anxiety are some of the more befuddling health problems facing people today. This is mostly due to their subjectivity and indirect causes, effects, and treatments. Some people experience these problems for seemingly no reason at all and of these people some people respond well to treatment programs whereas others have little to no positive response. As a result medical researchers or constantly on the search for new ways to address these health concerns and to the surprise of some individuals they are finding that the health benefits of THC may help people with any or all of these issues.
THC Health Benefits
The health benefits of THC can be a hot button topic in many political debates. Ironically though the politics tend to cross political party lines and there seems to be no clear consensus on the legality of this substance or the potential medicinal uses for it. Nevertheless scientific research has made significant progress in showing that there are legitimate medicinal benefits to THC which are measurable and could be quite helpful for many people.
For a long time THC, the active chemical in marijuana, has been used as an anti-inflammatory and as a related pain management device in medical settings. This made sense as inflammation which is a risk factor for stroke, is often the cause of pain and sometimes is difficult to treat with conventional means. After all, we all know that pain can be fickle and most people respond differently to different treatment regimens.
Lately however the health benefits of THC have been expanding to include more measurable benefits on different kinds of conditions. Most significantly in scope of the potential breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research. Studies have shown that THC health benefits in regards to staving or preventing Alzheimer's disease and related symptoms may be quite significant.
Basically researches know that there is an enzyme in the brain called acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which aids in the development of amyloid plaque which is a hallmark sign of Alzheimer's disease. In most people with Alzheimer's these plaques can be found in the brain. Though scientists can still argue whether they are causation or a result of Alzheimer's disease it is clear to all that there is a statistical relationship between the two.
The benefits of THC however is that THC inhibits this enzyme from accelerating the formation of these plaques. It's not that the plaques cannot form without AChE but the formation slows down noticeably. This would naturally make one assume that the development or worsening of Alzheimer's disease is slowed when THC is allowed to work in the brain. And since Alzheimer's is a leading cause of death in American this may be a new way to help improve longevity naturally.
These benefits of THC among many others are still being studies for more complete understanding. What is clear however is that THC does show promise in many different areas of medicine to have legitimate value in helping people live a longer and healthier life. As research develops these benefits will likely become more clear and less debatable. If you or someone you know is suffering from the symptoms of Alzheimer's you may want to do what you can to encourage more studies and understanding of this potentially helpful substance.