When smoking marijuana, a lot of people recall memory loss. This phenomenon is linked to the other well-known compound found in cannabis called THC. The THC molecule attaches itself to the parts processing memory formation in our brain. The way THC binds with receptors in our brain can disturb our cognitive function and our short-term memory skills. However, CBD seems to be acting differently, many research is actually exploring its potential for improving memory.
A study from 2017 observed the impact of CBD on Alzheimer's disease in mice. The results showed positive repercussions on memory loss, more specifically on their social recognition memory. The mice were evaluated for eight months. During these eight months, CBD was able to reverse the mice's cognitive deficits. Further, it was promoting neurogenesis and improved the development of new neurons.
The great anti-inflammatory side effect of CBD could also be beneficial for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Inflammation has shown to have a major negative side effect on the disease. The inflammation appears when brain immune cells are not able to clear disorienting blockages. Inflammation is one of the worst symptoms of Alzheimer making the disease even more damaging for the brain thus the memory of the patients. Those symptoms can be reduced with the use of CBD oil.
Inflammation in the brain also causes the brain to release oxygen as reactive stress. The more inflammation there is the greater the negative impact will be on the brain as more oxygen is released. On top of being an impressive anti-inflammatory, CBD is also a powerful antioxidant. Meaning it is helping with problems associated with oxygen stress. All in all, CBD could reduce the impact of inflammation, oxygen build up and cell decline.
Brain trauma memory loss could also potentialy be helped by CBD. CBD could reduce brain damage caused by physical trauma. After a brain injury, our body will naturally produce a higher number of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced naturally in our bodies) to protect and repair the brain. This defense mechanism can be helped and improve with the addition of Phyto-cannabinoids (cannabinoids from plants).
Anecdotal evidence is even suggesting that having CBD in our everyday diet could help prevent or at least reduce the impacts of physical trauma on our brains. Suggesting that Football players, for example, should consider it to cut down their recovery time after a concussion and keeping their brain healthy and strong.
Lack of focus
Other reports are also showing its beneficial advantage for people suffering from memory loss due to lack of focus. CBD is being considered as a new treatment for ADHD. CBD has been proven to help increase focus through its ability to reduce anxiety and insomnia, which are both related to memory retention.
Finally, CBD has a plethora of uses and benefits, improving memory is one of them. Consistent and daily use will provide better results. If you are still not seeing any improvement, CBD on its own might not be enough some changes in your diet might help too. Enriching your diet with healthy fats from nuts avocados and fish can help improve your cognitive functions as well.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are in no way intended to treat or diagnose any physical ailment or disease. Please consult your Doctor before adding CBD or any supplement to your diet. Most workplace and competitive sports drug screens focus on delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not screen for Cannabinol (CBD) or other legal and natural hemp-based compounds. Be advised, studies have shown that consuming hemp foods or oils can cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens. Therefore, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening. We recommended (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest CBD or hemp oil before consulting your healthcare practitioner or your drug screening testing company or employer.