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Marijuana cannabinoids slow brain degradation and aging, reverse dementia

(NaturalNews) The human brain contains an extensive network of special receptor sites that modulate nervous system function only when activated by the appropriate cannabinoid compounds, many of which are found in abundance in the marijuana plant. And emerging research continues to uncover the unique role these cannabinoids play in protecting brain function, which in turn helps deter the aging process and even reverse the damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia and cognitive abnormality.

One of the latest discoveries concerning cannabinoids involves their ability to act as antioxidants in the brain. Researchers from Germany found that the brain's cannabinoid system is fully capable of not only cleansing damaged brain cells from the brain, but also triggering the production of new brain cells within the brain, a concept that contradicts years of conventional thinking about how the brain works. Cannabinoids also supercharge mitochondria in the brain, which are the powerhouses of energy that maintain proper cell function.

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Thanks for the Post

A more important subject than most people would even consider as discussion.

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How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging (TIME Magazine)
http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/29/how-cannabinoids-may-s...

Marijuana might cause new cell growth in the brain (New Scientist)
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8155-marijuana-might-c...

Great links

Thanks for those two links.

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thanks for posting

for over 10 years i've seen similar studies on Alzheimer's and cannabis protecting the brain from strokes by mopping up free radicals.

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Just more confirmation of

Just more confirmation of what we all already know.

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