Can CBD Help with Parkinson's Disease (PD)?

Can CBD Help with Parkinson's Disease (PD)?

Parkinson's Disease is a degenerative condition in the central nervous system. 

In this blog here, we have talked about how CBD is an excellent option for patients with dementia since it's used to help relieve the inflammation in the neural centers of the brain. 

CBD is carried through our already existing endocannabinoid system (Click here to learn more about the endocannabinoid system) and delivered to specific areas of the body that are in need of relief. It's an effective system our body uses to regulate our hormones, wake and sleep cycles, and several other systems. 

When our body realizes a system is lacking and need of attention it uses the endocannabinoid system to deliver the extra support needed. This is an ideal system for CBD since CBD stands for cannabinoid. The cannabinoids within CBD are similar to the cannabinoids produced within our body and are easily added to our body's preexisting system to help regulate our body's well-being. 

So how can this help with patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease? 

This article links several case studies of CBD and it's effectiveness for patients struggling with symptoms of PD. 

PD patient's often experience a number of the following symptoms: 

-Tremors: A tremor, or rhythmic shaking, usually begins in a limb, often your hand or fingers. 

          -CBD can help make tremors more manageable and less often depending on the stage of your PD.

-Rigid Muscles: Muscle stiffness may occur in any part of your body. The stiff muscles can be painful and limit your range of motion.

          -When a patient takes a high quality CBD it can help relieve the pain and increase the fluidity in the range of motion. 

-Insomnia or Sleep Disruptions: Towards the end of the disease, hallucinations or vivid nightmares have been known to interrupt sleep patterns in patients. 

           -In a clinical trial when CBD was used on PD patients there were results in more nights of restful sleep and less reports of hallucinations. 

When considering the different forms of CBD it's important to think about the symptoms you are attempting to treat. 

If you are only looking to treat the tremors then a slow release capsule may be the best option to give you a longer period of relief.

If the symptoms come on suddenly and are disruptive it may be better to purchase a CBD tincture oil, which is fast-acting and easy to adjust the dosage. The only issue is when the tremors are already effecting the patients capacity to function then it may be better to try an edible. 

An edible, or a gummy candy, infused with CBD may be better and won't take as long to take effect as a capsule. 

CBD is a great option for patients diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Clinical trials are even being conducted to determine it's effectiveness as a preventative treatment option for patients who are susceptible to PD! 

Try one of our high quality CBD products and see the results for yourself!

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