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

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.quora.com/What-does-CBD-oil-do-for-Parkinsons-disease

Wikipedia

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/about-us/media-and-press-office

 

 

 

CBD oil Help for Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS)

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