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Can CBD improve memory?

Would you like to improve your memory?

Who doesn’t!

In this article, we are going to look at how CPD oil can help improve your memory. 

While there is currently no direct evidence that Cannabidiol (CBD) can slow down or stop dementia, there is evidence to show that taking CPD regularly can prevent symptoms from developing in the first place. 

Firstly, what is CBD?

Cannabidiol (also known as CBD) is the second most powerful of the ingredients found in cannabis. However, unlike marijuana, CBD does not produce the ‘high’ and is therefore legal in the UK. Instead, CBD simply provides the health benefits some associate with regular cannabis use. 

What are the health benefits of CBD?

According to a wide variety of medical journals, CBD has a whole host of health benefits, from treating chronic pain to reducing anxiety, and has been known to treat the most severe cases of epilepsy

How does CBD affect memory? 

Some studies suggest that regular CBD intake can treat some of the nasty side effects that can develop as a result of chronic memory loss, like aggression, confusion and agitation. However, research into the effect of CBD on memory loss has been few and far between, so it is tricky to pull meaningful conclusions from the results. What’s more, CBD oils have varying levels of the particular chemicals that make up the oil, so different strains of CBD may prove to be more effective than others. 

While there is no certified proof that CBD can work to reverse memory loss, there have been several small studies to show its positive effect on patients with both dementia and Alzheimer’s.

One of the key health problems that cause Alzheimer’s is the build-up of protein in the brain. Some studies have shown that CBD can help to prevent and in some cases break down this protein when tested in the lab. Another key study in which CBD was given to mice showed a dramatic improvement in their cognitive ability, improving both learning and memory. 

At time of writing, a similar study is being carried out at King’s College London, where a CBD mouth spray is being put to the test to see if orally administering the chemical has more noticeable effects in patients with late-stage dementia and Alzheimer’s. Results are expected later this year. 

Should I try CBD?

If you’re interested in trying CBD for yourself or think it could help you, we recommend that you consult a doctor before taking the drug for the first time.