Marijuana Compound THC May Offer Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

The University of South Florida (USF Health) found extremely low levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or most famously THC, may slow or halt progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

These low doses reduce the production of amyloid beta, found in a soluble form in most aging brains and prevent abnormal accumulation of this protein. Additionally, it also selectively enhanced mitochondrial function needed to help supply energy, transmit signals and maintain a healthy brain.

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