CBD News Aggregator – A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found something remarkable about cannabidiol’s effect on blood flow and memory. Dr. Michael Bloomfield, lead author of the study, acknowledged that CBD (oil) can “help reduce symptoms of psychosis and anxiety,” but added that there is evidence to support the belief that CBD can elevate memory function.
The goal of the study was to uncover how CBD “influences cerebral blood flow (CBF)” where the human brain processes memories. Interestingly, the team from the University College London found that not only does CBD increase CBF inside the hippocampus (located deep in the temporal lobe), but greater CBD use was associated with a reduced reaction time on memory tasks.
The study used a randomized, double-blind design of 15 individuals who were healthy prior (and showed no signs of Alzheimer’s). While some study participants were given 600 mg of CBD orally, others were given a placebo. Using MRI-technology, researchers measured the blood flow for both groups. The results found that CBD increased blood flow to the brain, and the potential for treatment of Alzheimer’s.