Understanding Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - Part 2

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In the previous post, we gave you a broad overview of the cannabinoid THC. Now, we will go in depth to discuss the many conditions that can benefit from its use. 

Because THC can lower levels of amyloid-beta peptide and enhance mitochondrial function, the cannabinoid could be effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's and slowing its progression. THC may be able to delay the onset of ALS and prolong the survival of neurons, therefore slowing the disease's progression. It can also treat symptoms of the disease, including appetite loss, pain reduction, depression, and drooling. THC can also help those suffering from anorexia by aiding weight gain, stimulating appetite, and increasing the pleasure that coincides with eating.

Those who suffer from Arnold-Chiaro malformation and syringomyelia can benefit from THC by better managing their symptoms, increasing sleep, improving morale, and decreasing pain. Patients with Arthritis can benefit from THC's anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. THC also helps those who suffer from autism, not only by improving hyperactivity, lethargy, irritability, stereotypy and inappropriate speech, but also by activating CB2 receptors in order to restore neural communication and proper cell function. Activating the CB2 receptors also allows THC to sustain bone health by stimulating bone growth and inhibiting bone breakdown.

We will continue our discussion of THC in relation to various conditions in the following post. This information has been brought to you by Medical Marijuana Inc. and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.