While younger people can develop dementia or Alzheimer's, it is more common with age. However, it is NOT a normal part of aging. Depending on the cause, symptoms of dementia can be slowed or reversed.
We'll look at the nuts and bolts of brain health and how CBD and plant terpenes can support healthy brain function.
Physical Health Promotes Brain Health:
Scientists are not certain what causes dementia. However, they have made progress in preventing and slowing the disease. The steps you would take to support your overall well-being also stave off dementia.
Stay involved socially with your church, clubs, friends, and family
New Experiences Build a Healthy Brain:
One of the most remarkable findings of dementia and memory research is about adult brain plasticity and neurogenesis. Science used to consider the adult brain as fixed. You could make new neural connections (memories), but the brain's growth and development was deemed to be static after the teenage years.
Brain Plasticity (when neurons rearrange themselves and forge new connections)
Neurogenesis (when the brain grows, adding neurons and mass)
Confirmed by multiple subsequent studies, researchers now know that while adult brains do not grow as readily and easily as children's do, we stimulate our minds every time we experience or learn something new.
The brain is like a muscle, work it, and it gets stronger.
Research into CBD to combat dementia is just beginning. Even so, there are some interesting findings.
CBD Soothes and Calms Alzheimer's Patients:
Ninety percent of patients with dementia go through a period of behavioral and psychological symptoms like severe anxiety and frustration. Common among Alzheimer's patients, this agitation can be dangerous both to patients and caregivers.
Traditional mood-stabilizing agents help sometimes, but the side effects can be significant in elderly and compromised patients. Several studies and clinical experiences show CBD oil to soothe and calm agitated dementia patients. Easing the uncontrolled agitation protects them, their family, and caregivers.
Although CBD's exact mechanism of effectiveness is not fully understood yet, research surmises the confused and violent behavior stems from brain inflammation. Since CBD is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, the hypothesis is that it helps ease the brain swelling to reduce symptoms of agitation.
With potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and regenerative properties, CBD offers aid to current dementia patients and helps keep our brains healthy.
Terpenes that Benefit the Brain:
At Jampha, we infuse each of our organic full-spectrum CBD products with a targeted entourage of dynamic plant terpenes. In addition to CBD, these terpenes bring their brain benefits. Preliminary studies show neuroprotective and other brain-benefitting properties of some of the terpenes we use.
Studies on citral indicate it can help manage immune-inflammatory conditions. Since inflammation is increasingly seen as a central mechanism in Alzheimer's, reducing immune inflammation prevents and can potentially treat dementia.
Citronellol and Geraniol:
Citronellol and geraniol demonstrate neuroprotective properties. Researchers say they provide a natural template to treat neurological diseases.
The best defense against illness and disease, including dementia, is a healthy lifestyle. However, most of us face obligations and conditions that don't always allow a diet of fresh foods and regular exercise. We do the best we can.
Fortunately, we have the harnessed power of plant molecules on our side. Traditional medicine has relied on CBD and terpenes for centuries through agents like hemp, ginger, chamomile, and garlic. Modern science helps us understand how these molecules work and shows us new ways to use them.
While we don't yet have a cure for Alzheimer's and dementia, scientists are learning that the brain is more resilient and capable of healing than previously believed. Plant molecules, like CBD, are already helping some patients. As research continues, they may prove to end dementia and help us maintain mental sharpness at any age.
Jampha has embarked on the creation of Tibetan Synergy Enhanced Terpene Infusion's to support deep and powerful healing.
The side effects of Covid-19 can be powerfully mitigated using the right paring of terpenes and Botanicals.