CBD Helps Traumatic Brain Injury

The new study, published in the journal Experimental Neurology, found that traumatic brain injury patients who were given CBD experienced improvements in various areas. They included:

  • Improvement in vestibulomotor function allows people to keep their balance, stabilize their head and body during movement, and maintain posture.
  • Improvement in learning and memory cognitive performance
  • CBD applied through local delivery at the contusion site, and systematic injection reduced the volume of TBI-caused lesions
  • CBD lessened the impact of injuries to the hippocampus

The researchers also found that dual treatment involving direct application of CBD to the injury and systemic injection of CBD produced the best results.

Past studies have also found that CBD may provide effective treatment for TBI symptoms.

For example, a 2020 study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology associated the use of CBD with increased cerebral blood flow in the brain’s memory processing regions. Reduced cerebral blood flow is a common symptom of TBI.

Also, a 2017 study from Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that mice and rats with TBI showed “significantly better recovery” when treated with cannabinoid compounds.

In reviewing these and other studies, the Concussion Alliance wrote that “current research is pointing towards CBD serving as a neuroprotectant, possibly helping the brain heal from concussions. Findings also indicate that CBD and/or medical cannabis (marijuana) can be effective for pain management, anxiety, and insomnia, all of which are common symptoms of concussions and Post-concussion Syndrome.”

Written by Jesse Grillo of Jesse Grillo Marketing, He can be reached at 805.630.0143 or https://JesseGrillo.com/cbd-marketing

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