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CBD Gives Birth To New Neurons In the Brain

A study published in The International Journal of Neurophamacologypoints to Cannabidiol (CBD) as a cause of Neurogenesis in the brain. Specifically, this birth of new neurons occurred in theHippocampus, an area typically associated with conscious memory and navigation.

Neurogenesis is responsible for creating new neurons within the brain. These neurons process and carry information to the necessary destination.

Neurogenesis in adulthood was originally believed to be impossible, but studies have found it to occur, albeit in smaller proportions. There has been little knowledge about the importance of adult-born neurons, but more research has been performed as of recent. One common avenue of adult Neurogenesis research is its relation to stress.

There Are Many Benefits To The Process Of Neurogenesis

The production of new neurons in adulthood shows to correlate with depression. A number of antidepressants attribute their success to stimulating the process of Neurogenesis. Furthermore, multiple studies have linked Neurogenesis to levels of stress. Stress-relieving activities, such as exercising, have been found to increase the rate of Neuron production. Animal observations have shown that this production decreases when under stress.

CBD May Help Create Neurons, Relieve Stress

The research about Neurogenesis suggests that it could help regulate stress levels. Cannabis strains with high levels of CBD are typically known for relieving Pain, Stress, Anxiety, and a number of other conditions. These strains are typically Indica-dominant and some good examples would be: Cannatonic, Ghost Rider, and Frank Ocean.

http://www.medicaljane.com/2013/07/19/cbd-gives-birth-to-new-neurons-in-the-brain-2/

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This entry was posted on July 20, 2013 by in Biology.
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