If you use marijuana to calm you down – watch your brain go down the drain!
One of the most popular drugs of choice to help calm frazzled nerves, right after alcohol, is marijuana (cannabis sativa). However, even though one may view smoking marijuana as a harmless part of youth, the damage done is permanent. The psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), and the amount of THC in the marijuana determines how strong its effects will be. Persistent neuronal ultrastructural abnormalities and electroencephalographic changes have been observed in rats and primates after chronic cannabis exposure.
Studies in humans of marijuana’s effects have shown following:
So how do you detox from Marijuana?Well, there are some steps you can take to detoxify THC from your system and combat the inflammatory based issues such as ongoing mucus production and allergies that you may be dealing with due to ignorance in your youth.
Dr. Eric Braverman MD uses a treatment protocol consisting of following nutrients:
The amino acid N-Acetyl Cysteine is one of the strongest antioxidants known and its therapeutic effects are wide and scientifically proven: it is efficient in removing heavy metal built-up and other toxins stored in the fatty tissue, as well as liquefying and loosening mucus from the lungs and bronchial tubes. NAC is also involved in promoting GABA similarly to the specially formulated Brain Calm (containing a high-potency mix of Inositol, GABA and passion flower). GABA is the natural anti-anxiety neurotransmitter in our brains. People who are drawn towards alcohol and/or marijuana will tend to be low in GABA. Simply because the things we choose to self-medicate on – whether it be foods, drugs, alcohol or specific behaviors – are tied to specific imbalances in our brain chemistry!
A balanced brain is a stable brain which is one not prone to addictions… our bodies prefer homeostasis over extremes.
Unfortunately, few of us are born balanced, and even fewer remain so due to the many environmental triggers and brain drainers in today’s society. This is why it is all the more important to understand which steps you need to take to rebalance your brain to get back to a stable life – which is one without addictions!
You can read more about how to stabilize your brain chemistry and feel good naturally in Dr. Eric Braverman, MD’s NEW BOOK Younger, SEXIER YOU! This book focuses in on natural ways to enhance your energy levels from the bedroom to the boardroom, and how you can optimize your brain chemistry – without drugs!
Reference: Realini N. et al. Neurobiological alterations at adult age triggered by adolescent exposure to cannabinoids. Pharmacol Res. 2009 Aug; 60(2):132-8.
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.