Marijuana compounds show promise in protecting brain cells from Alzheimer’s

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 8.30.31 AM7/4/16–Researchers with Salk Institute labs in San Diego discovered that the main psychoactive compound in marijuana—tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—and a few other active compounds remove amyloid beta proteins from lab-grown neurons. Amyloid is the toxic protein known to accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The compounds also significantly reduced cellular inflammation, viagra 60mg an underlying factor in the disease’s progression. Read