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Avidekel Cannabis extracts and cannabidiol are as efficient as Copaxone in suppressing EAE in SJL/J mice

Inflammopharmacology 2018

Ruth Gallily1, Zhannah Yekhtin1

1The Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology, The Hadassah Medical School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

This study compared the efficacy of purified CBD, extracts of CBD-rich Avidekel, and Copaxone (glatiramer acetate), an immunosuppressive medication that is used to alleviate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

STUDY POPULATION: Lab mice

STRAIN: Avidekel

RESULTS:

  • Avidekel may be useful in the treatment of MS symptoms.
  • Avidekel strain extracts and cannabidiol are as efficient as COPAXONE® in immunosuppression in-vivo laboratory experiment examined the effect of MS symptoms in mice.
  • Both CBD and Avidekel extracts efficiently inhibited the clinical symptoms appearing during all the study phases.

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