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CBD for Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness month, and with the theme “Not Alone”, that’s exactly how people often feel. Unfortunately that couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, every year, about 2.6 million people have some type of brain injury—whether as a result of trauma, stroke, tumor or other illnesses. About 52,000 die as a result of traumatic brain injury and more than 5 million Americans who've suffered traumatic brain injury require assistance in performing daily activities.

Surprisingly, the U.S. government thinks that cannabis is a promising treatment for head injury. The federal government currently holds a patent on CBD as a neuro-protectant. The 6630507 patent states: “The cannabinoids [in cannabis] are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”

So while the U.S. government admits that CBD helps in preventing many causes of brain injuries, further research found that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a crucial role in the brain’s ability to repair itself. Studies also show that cannabinoids not only help in prevention, but may also provide protection against cell damage after an injury has occurred.

Researchers time and time again have shown in lab rats, as well as in humans, that CBD both helps in prevention, acting as a “shock absorber”, as well as post-injury in helping to recover at a faster rate. In any case, adding at least 50 mg of high quality CBD hemp oil to your daily routine shows to have great benefits pertaining to head trauma as well as overall well-being.

Katherine Leo helps others find full health by using CBD. For more information about CBD or getting into the cannabis space as a business opportunity, call 516-418-7565 or visit

July 2021


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