Title: What A Breakthrough! Study Shows CBD Can Improve Memory
Blog Entry: What A Breakthrough! Study Shows CBD Can Improve Memory    They used to say an apple a day keeps the doctor away or a cuppa in the morning can set you up for the day. But, while  many  people take  CBD   to clear their head s , a new study  reveal s it can literally improve your mind.    R esearchers have shown cannabidiol can help you to remember,  by  increas ing  blood flow to the hippocampus, the  section  of the brain  which manages  memory and learning.  CBD can also heighten blood flow  to the orbitofrontal cortex, the  part controlling  decision making,  and only  a single dose may be enough.   During the study, carried out by the University College London, fifteen young, healthy subjects, with no experience of cannabis-based products, were given either 600 milligrams (mg) of oral cannabis or a placebo ,  over  a period of  seven days.   A  week later, it was switched around, and subjects were given the capsules they had not taken the first time . But they  did not know which was which , w hether it was cannabis or the placebo.   In the next step of their research, scientists  employ ed a process known as arterial spin labelling. An MRI brain scanning procedure used to monitor changes in blood oxygen levels . It  showed CBD had  brought on   a substantial rise in blood  flow  to both the hippocampus and the orbitofrontal cortex.    Experts are  al read y  praising Cannabidiol for its medical and therapeutic effects. But this  recent  study has  demonstrated  it can  improve  specific parts of the brain, by increasing blood flow to that area.    The  new research  also  suggests Cainnabidiol  can  be an important weapon in the fight against  memory conditions , including  Alzheimer's disease ,  which could be  a breakthrough .     We have already seen how CBD can improve the lives of people  suffering from chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety, amongst other c omplaints . B ut we may not   have  witness ed   its  full  potential, and  how it can  change  how we treat  the  brain and   help  memory issues  in the future. Who can say?