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Adverse Effects of Marijuana to Fetus and Infants

Adverse Effects of Marijuana to Fetus and Infants

Fetal and infant exposure to cannabis  causes  prolonged negative influences in brain development. This is caused by ingestion, inhalation, breast feeding and skin application. The effects are lifelong and can be passed to prodigy.

Symptoms include hyperactivity, delinquent behavior,memory dysfunction and lower I.Q. By adolescence, they experience higher rates of opioid use and other recreational drugs. By adolescence, they have  experience more depression and anxiety, psychotic and schizophrenic behavior.

Cannabis is easily absorbed into the blood- barrier. It adversely affects complex brain functions, such as goal directed behavior and decision making processes.Reduced  social behavior can occur from altercations in several important brain proteins. Females suffer more from aggression and impaired attention than males according to recent research.

Source: Andrew Scheyer, Fetal Effects: The Scientist, January, 2019.

 

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Research on copper regulation for sleep

Recent research at U.C.at Berkeley suggests copper regulates sleep. Copper is needed to release the enzyme dopamine hydro-lase associated with nor-epinephrine in the locus coeruleus of the brain, which regulates sleep.

The locus coeruleus is rich with copper. This part of the brain collects sensory info while awake, regulates cerebral blood flow to the brain and is associated with stress, anxiety, emotional sensitivity, attention deficit disorders and post traumatic stress syndrome.

Christopher Chang, at U.C. Berkeley is researching copper modulation in relation to sleep and fatigue disorders. The next step may be elevate copper in this brain region to determine if it enhances sleep.

  Copper is dependent on liver function to eventually become available in the locus coeruleus. Zinc and copper must be balanced on a cellular level for either mineral to be available in  multiple enzyme processes.

There are many foods high in copper, including walnuts, sesame tahini, asparagus, and grapes.

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