CBD for Brain Injury
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.