According to a new study, the consumption of 600 mg of oral CBD improves blood flow to the hippocampus, an area of the brain involved in forming memories as well as with learning and emotions.
The study’s authors said, “We found evidence that acute CBD causes a significant increase in regional CBF [cerebral blood flow] to the hippocampus,” NORML reported. “If replicated, the finding that acute CBD increases CBF in the hippocampus may be relevant for hippocampal disorders, since higher resting hippocampal blood flow is associated with better memory performance. These findings may have implications for the potential use of CBD across a range of disorders associated with hippocampal dysfunction including Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD and depression.”
Stress can lead to depression and anxiety, which negatively effect the hippocampus. And a poorly functioning hippocampus can lead to clinical depression and memory problems.