CBD for Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease is not an uncommon disease. Studies show that it comes second after Alzheimer’s disease. In America only there are up to 60,000 new diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in a year.
What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s is a disorder of the central nervous system. It is characterized by stiffness, trembling of limbs, loss of muscle control, imbalances, and with time the patient loses the ability to talk or even walk.
Why does CBD work for treating Parkinson’s disease?
The Endocannabinoid system in our bodies fights against our outer body state by maintaining an inner balance thus regulating our appetite, mood, temperature etc. The main cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body are called CB1 and CB2. CBD oil when bonded to these receptor helps the brain in producing more dopamine which is known to inhibit the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
A study conducted in 2017 showed that CBD blocks the GPR6 receptor, which causes some impaired movements in a patient with Parkinson’s. Another study showed positive results in improved quality of life for patients with the disease without any other psychiatric disorder.
What are the benefits of using CBD to treat Parkinson’s disease?
Some of the benefits of using CBD are:
- Improved sleep
- Decreased Psychosis
How can I use CBD to treat Parkinson disease?
When you use it with your exercise it lessens the sensation of pain.
CBD oil can be used as a cream or lotion to relieve pain on any part of the body, and as a nerve relief. It is also applied to the areas you may experience stiffness. When ingested it can help in controlling the shaking and tremors and even slowed movements.
When using the CBD capsules, follow the correct dosage and consult with your doctor on how it is working for you. Every patient is different because of their own unique biology and, therefore, reactions to CBD will be definitely different too even if the symptoms are the same, therefore, take a step at a time to see how you will respond to it.
To take the first CBD oil, hold it under the tongue for it to be absorbed in the mouth before swallowing it as this helps the oil to be taken broken down into the digestive system making it more effective in dealing with your symptoms. Other oral ways you can take CBD oil is in edibles like chocolate bars or even mouth strips.