Cannabis May Prove To Be Therapeutic For Cardiac Patients!

Cannabis May Prove To Be Therapeutic For Cardiac Patients!

Cannabinoids found in Cannabis may help to prevent and treat heart problems, when taken in the adequate amount, study reveals.

-Studies conducted on the mice subjects (published in Nature) suggested that 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (in as less as 1mg/kg quantity) found in the cannabis, was effective in inhibiting the progression of atherosclerosis.

-Cannabinoids have been found to be critical in regulating the immune system and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. The key aspect in atherosclerosis is inflammation and cannabinoids have been found to slow down the progression of the heart disease.

-Studies conducted in France also suggest that cannabinoids are effective in protecting against ischemia-reperfusion injury (caused by inflammation when blood supply is returned to oxygen-deprived tissue). It commonly occurs after a patient suffers from brain trauma or a stroke.

-Researchers stated that consuming cannabis in the adequate amount and manner could significantly help the cardiac patients by preventing and treating heart problems.

Source: Nature

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