Scientists from Complutense University of Madrid in Spain, which have a motto of “Libertas Perfundet Omnia Luce”, “Freedom will flood all things with light”, published a paper “Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Promotes Functional Remyelination in the Mouse Brain”.
Aguado T, Huerga-Gómez A, Torre ASl, et al. Δ 9 -Tetrahydrocannabinol Promotes Functional Remyelination in the Mouse Brain. Research Square; 2021. DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-277712/v1.
Demyelination and Remyelination
Nerves send and receive messages from every part of your body and process them in your brain, and it is coated in myelin. Myelin is an insulating material.
Myelin is made of membrane layers that cover an axon. This is similar to the idea of an electrical wire with coating to protect the metal underneath. Damage to myelin around nerves is called demyelination.
Demyelination slows down messages sent along axons and causes the axon to deteriorate. When it’s worn away or damaged, nerves can deteriorate, causing problems in the brain and throughout the body.
Certain viral infections, metabolic problems, loss of oxygen, physical compression can damage myelin and cause demyelination. Inflammation is the most common cause of myelin damage. And multiple sclerosis is the most common disease caused by demyelination disorder.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. In this disorder, your immune system attacks the myelin sheath or the cells that produce and maintain it. This causes inflammation and injury to the sheath and ultimately to the nerve fibers that it surrounds.
THC may repair myelin and cure demyelinating disease
Scientists found Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, a cannabinoid of cannabis, promotes functional remyelination, which regenerating the demyelinated axons in mouse model.
This means THC can help people who are suffering with multiple sclerosis, or any who are suffering with demyelinating disease.
- Optic neuritis — inflammation of the optic nerve in one or both eyes
- Neuromyelitis optica (Devic’s disease) — inflammation and demyelination of the central nervous system, especially of the optic nerve and spinal cord
- Transverse myelitis — inflammation of the spinal cord
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis — inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
- Adrenoleukodystrophy and adrenomyeloneuropathy — rare, inherited metabolic disorders
Scientists from Spain showed that THC administration enhanced oligodendrocyte regeneration, white matter remyelination, and motor function recovery. THC also promoted axonal remyelination in organotypic cerebellar cultures. THC remyelinating action relied on the induction of oligodendrocyte precursor differentiation upon cell cycle exit and via CB1 cannabinoid receptor activation.
Another proof that cannabis can reverse aging
This study from Spain empowers the thesis that cannabis is the best anti-aging solution and could even reverse aging. In fact, Aging is curable with cannabinoids and US government hold the patent for it!
Most recently, South African scientists have reported THC prevent neurodegenerative diseases by improving brain glucose consumption, concomitant suppression of oxidative stress and cholinergic dysfunction, and modulation of purinergic and gluconeogenic activities in brain tissues.
Cannabis, marijuana, weed, whatever you name it, it is not an evil drug, but an essential nutrition for living being, and not only human being, but all other beings like chickens! Cannabis-derived cannabidiol is also good for chickens!