We all know how much damage alcohol can cause and reverting brain damage has been very hard to do before, but scientists from the University of Kentucky and University of Maryland now concluded that a chemical in marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) could be used to ward off alcohol-induced brain damage.
That is actually great news, what if it can help reduce brain-damage related to other hard drugs as well, we will keep our hopes up for now!
The authors of this study also note that CBD acts as a stronger antioxidant than many well-known antioxidants – including BHT and α-tocopherol (vitamin E).
“It has been suggested that the neuroprotective effects of CBD observed during binge alcohol induced neurodegeneration are due to its high antioxidant capacity.”
Studies show about 8.5% of the U.S. population may be suffering from alcohol dependence, suggesting that many stand to benefit from this new potential treatment. And that is only in America, world wide there is a huge need for help battling this addiction and coping with it’s damages.