CBD oil and Parkinson’s – You or a loved one may have a lot to gain?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking. Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur. Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. Depression and anxiety are also common occurring in more than a third of people with PD.  Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems.

The number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2018 in the UK is around 145,000. That’s around 1 adult (i.e people aged 18 or over) in every 350. Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too.

Parkinson’s disease is primarily caused by low and falling dopamine levels. A person with Parkinson’s has abnormally low dopamine levels. Dopamine-generating cells, known as dopaminergic neurons (types of nerve cells) in the substantia nigra part of the brain have died. Experts do not know why these cells die.

CBD oil 

Evidence recently indicates that CBD provides significant, though temporary relief from the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol oil. It is derived from an extraction process using either the hemp or the marijuana plant. Extracting CBD allows a consumer the medical benefits of medical marijuana without the high that is associated with THC. CBD in itself has no psychedelic properties and is considered safe for consumption.

CBD and Parkinson’s

In late 1980s, a system was discovered to be present in human body. This system is called the “Endocannabinoid system.” The endocannabinoid system fights against the outer bodily states by maintaining an inner balance by regulating our temperature, mood, appetite etc. Such a process is also termed as ‘homeostasis.’ The main cannabinoid receptors that are located almost throughout the body are CB1 and CB2.

The favorable effect of CBD is that it tends to link itself with the above-mentioned receptors and help our endocannabinoid system to carry out homeostasis. The binding of the cannabidiol to these receptors help the brain to produce more dopamine. Dopamine inhibits the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

You may have seen YouTube or news testimonial to the benefit of CBD use with Parkinson’s? How tremors are reduced almost instantly or instantly in some cases.

Cannabinoids are natures way and speak the same language as our body. Our bodies have been designed or have evolved with already present Cannabinoid receptors.

As always consult a medical professional before using CBD oil. As a natural product, it should pose no danger. Side effects are rare and often mild if any. But make sure you purchase good quality CBD oil as some are sold with low quantities of Cannabinoid and may not have the desired effect.

Please contact me with any information regarding the use of CBD with Parkinson’s on a personal level as I am always appreciative of new information and am willing to learn.

You or a loved one may have a lot to gain from the use of CBD oil.

Thanks for reading

.So long

-Bearded Ninja













CBD oil Help for Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS)


Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas and diarrhea and/or constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that a person will need to manage long-term. Its causes are not clear and is often a cruel treatment resistant condition. As many as 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer with this condition.

It is a condition that truly takes over its victims lives. Some people with IBS have to make themselves aware of every toilet on their every route in fear of needing the loo and being caught short. It complicates people’s working lives as they may be arriving late due to not being able to leave the bathroom, and can be very embarrassing in social settings. It is so pervasive that some people find it takes over their life.

Many medications may seem to help a little or for only so long, or may cause other issues. IBS remains largely treatment resistant. But there may be another option worth considering.

CBD oil

In recent times many people are shedding light on the many benefits of CBD oil. From You Tube testimonials to news coverage, CBD has taken the world by storm. It benefits are extensive, helping people regain their lives despite many various health conditions from cancer to general anxiety.

In most cases, CBD has helped and could help many more with IBS. It’s reported that CBD helps relax contractions of the smooth muscle of the intestines, hence reducing cramps and aiding in intestinal functions.

Our body’s have been designed or have evolved with cannabinoid receptors that work in harmony with the cannabinoid chemical, CBD. Cannabinoid’s are the same chemical found in the cannabis plant. Science has recently become aware of the presence of the Endo cannabinoid system within our bodys.  CBD is in tune with the body and works to aid it naturally. It speaks the bodys language so to speak unlike prescription drugs created in a laboratory which may cause many unwanted side effects. There are no harsh chemicals in CBD as its completely natural and it should not present a danger. Side effects are possible but are reported to be mild if any. As always one should consult their doctor about any medications they may be taking. Sometimes medications may conflict.

The Endo cannabinoid system is involved in a lot of functions in the human body, maintaining homeostasis (stable equilibrium between interdependent elements) in our body in many different areas and one of those happens to be in the gut.

If the system isn’t working correctly and doesn’t have the correct levels of Endo cannabinoids, it can cause a person to be oversensitive to pain and experience problems like IBS.

If treatments continue to fail then CBD oil may be worth a try. There is nothing to lose but a lot to gain if it potentially helps a person to live a better less painful and comfortable life.

If uncertain always consult a doctor. But i sincerely hope this short blogg is of benefit . I always appreciate feedback, so feel free to let me know how this works if you suffer with IBS and decide to try out CBD.


So long

-Bearded Ninja
























CBD Oil Help for anxiety and depression


At present 40% of disability around the globe is due to depression and anxiety. In the UK alone there are some 6 million people suffering with depression and various anxiety disorders, probably even more who suffer in silence.

If you have heard about CBD oil (Cannabidiol) you may be well aware of the recent hype about it?  You may have watched some testimonials on YouTube about CBD benefits people are reaping from its use? Or have seen CBD being discussed on the news?

CBD could very well be the answer for anxiety issues. More and more people are reporting its value in helping them grapple, confront and ease their overwhelming fight with anxiety, stemming social anxiety to problematic personal worries.

“But is it legal?”

Yes. CBD is legal because in most cases it contains no THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) or less than 0.2%. THC is a psychoactive compound in Cannabis also known as Marijuana which is the part that gets one high or away with the fairies and often impairs judgment. The CBD part does not have this effect. Whilst both compounds are from the same plant, they are very different in effect on the user. It still has the calming effect but one can still go about their day remembering who they are, not buzzed to high heaven and not getting into trouble with the law.

Drugs tests

Sometimes being employed puts one in a non-negotiable situation whereby a random drugs test is requested by the employer. In such a situation it is important to know that CBD oil will not get a person high or make them irresponsible at work. If they were to be sacked for being irresponsible in anyway shape or form that would be another story, it wouldn’t be the CBD oil. Remember there is no or very little THC in CBD oil depending on the particular product. CBD doesn’t have negative mental effects. Most of the drugs tests are done to look for THC and there are lots of THC free products available within the CBD oil range. However one should consult their Doctor and employer if concerned. If anything the CBD oil will enhance your work if it helps with anxiety and i doubt the boss will want to quibble with that.

Its natural.

CBD is not a lab engineered prescription drug. So unlike those drugs which can cause other hazards and insane side effects to your health, CBD oil should not present a danger. There are no harsh chemicals that go into its making. Its health friendly and Eco friendly.

Our bodies have cannabinoid receptors.

Our bodies are designed or have evolved with receptors to use the natural cannabinoid chemical. Hormones within our body are regulated by these receptors. This is due to the presence  of the Endo cannabinoid system. Science has recently become aware of this. Cannabinoid’s are the same chemical found in the cannabis plant.

People who suffer with anxiety release additional fight or flight hormones which build up. CBD speaks the human body’s language, unlike prescribed substances and medications that alter or trick the body into feeling a certain way often making us sleepy, brain fogged and impairing judgment.

Studies have shown CBD to have positive effects

A small 2010 study found that cannabidiol could reduce symptoms of social anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Brain scans of participants revealed changes in blood flow to the regions of the brain linked to feelings of anxiety.

In this study, cannabidiol not only made participants feel better but also changed the way their brains responded to anxiety.

A 2011 study also found that cannabidiol could reduce social anxiety. For that study, researchers looked specifically at cannabidiol to treat anxiety associated with public speaking.

Research published in 2014 found that CBD oil had anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in an animal model.

Worth considering is a recent study in 2015 which showed CBD oil having a positive impact on the following..

Panic disorders

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.

 Obsessive Compulsive disorders 

(OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations (obsessions) and engage in behaviors or mental acts in response to these thoughts or obsessions.Often the person carries out the behaviors to reduce the impact or get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only brings temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person’s level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if left untreated, it can limit his or her ability to function at work or school or even to lead a comfortable existence at home or around others.


(posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

General anxiety disorder

Abbreviated GAD. A condition characterized by 6 months or more of chronic, exaggerated worry and tension that is unfounded or much more severe than the normal anxiety most people experience. People with GAD usually expect the worst. People with GAD may feel lightheaded or out of breath.

A 2016 case study explored whether cannabidiol could reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety-provoked sleep disorder in a child with a history of trauma. Researchers found that cannabidiol reduced the child’s anxiety and helped her sleep.

Personal note from me

This is my first blogg, so thanks for reading. Its just a small amount of research regarding CBD. More to come on its benefits associated with other illnesses and conditions.

And also remember to check with your doctor if there is anything you are concerned about such as conflicting medications if any etc..

I personally suffer with type one Diabetes, high cholesterol, Diabetic neuropathy and anxiety. I will be trying CBD oil out for myself to see if there is any good impact on my health. I will be sure to keep you posted in future blog’s regarding this journey.

Video below and 13 links to scientific studies.

So long

-bearded ninja


Below are the 13 links to 13 Scientific studies