The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl! What a historically great game…for those of us who can remember it. We all hope that the great athletes who lay life and limb on the line for a moment that cements them in the history books do not suffer neurological disorders that cement their cognitive functions.
The NFL Players Association held the Pro Bowl Health Symposium at the University of Central Florida with speakers ranging from medical practitioner and former Miami Dolphin Dr. Archie Roberts to neuropsychologist Anthony LoGalbo, Ph.D. The very informative affair provided the most up-to-date data on the concussion crisis, even providing preventive suggestions such as taking creatine and beta alanine supplements. However, despite the medical marijuana stand out front, CBD (cannabidiol) was not mentioned. Many studies suggest including CBD pills routinely in the diet can lead to a lower chance of CTE diagnosis.
Repeated head traumas like concussions take the form of a degenerative disease of the brain called CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). The occurrence of concussions is continuously on the rise in sports like football, ice hockey, and soccer. Various reports have suggested a growing number of retired NFL players who suffered concussions have developed cognitive and memory issues such as depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.