The Washington Post recently reported that more than 99% of NFL players suffer from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Of the 111 examined, only 1 did not show signs of this neurodegenerative disease. 202 brains collected from football players of all levels were donated, and 177 of them, or 87%, had CTE. Congress men and women said that this study was a “heartbreaking reminder that we must continue the fight to protect current, former, and future NFL players from CTE.”
So, how do we fight something that seems nearly inevitable in certain sports like football? The NFL pledged $100 million for concussion-related research last September, but a lot of research involving CBD has already been done. One study from Oxford stated that “The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays an important role in reparative mechanisms and inflammation under pathological situations by controlling some mechanisms that are shared with minocycline pathways. We hypothesized that the ECS could be involved in the neuroprotective effects of minocycline. To address this hypothesis, we used a murine TBI model in combination with selective CB1 and CB2 receptor antagonists (AM251 and AM630, respectively). The results provided the first evidence for the involvement of ECS in the neuroprotective action of minocycline on brain edema, neurological impairment, diffuse axonal injury, and microglial activation, since all these effects were prevented by the CB1 and CB2 receptor antagonists.”
Not only does CBD show promise for helping those with concussions and CTE, but is also shown to be helpful in preventing other neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Why is this important for those suffering from CTE? According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, football players with CTE are more than 3x as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Even more astounding was the finding that football players were 4x as likely to die because of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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