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CBD and Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. In its advanced form, Parkinson’s disease can also lead to dementia, which manifests itself in disorders of memory, thinking and behaviour.

Parkinson’s disease signs and symptoms

The most common Parkinson’s signs and symptoms may include:

  • Tremor: early signs of Parkinson’s disease usually manifest themselves in the form of tremors in limbs or fingers.

  • Slowed movement: over time, Parkinson’s disease may slow your movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming. Slowed movement is also visible during walking, where your steps may become shorter.

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

  • Impaired posture and balance

  • Impaired autonomic reflexes, which manifests itself in a decreased ability to perform unconscious movements, including blinking, smiling or swinging your arms when you walk.

  • Speech and voice changes

  • Writing changes

Relieving the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease with CBD oil

Numerous studies have shown that CBD oil has a neuroprotective effect, meaning it protects neurons from death.

Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout your body; they control various bodily functions such as hunger, pain threshold, temperament, and memory. When CBD binds to your cannabinoid receptors, it helps your body maintain homeostasis.

CBD has three main properties:  acts as an anti-inflammatory, protects nerves and acts as an antioxidant. It is because of these properties that CBD oil has proven to be an extremely effective natural remedy for tremors and sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

CBD helps relieve anxiety and depression disorders that occur as a result of Parkinson’s disease; consequently it also reduces anxiety tremors.

Not only does CBD improve the general well-being of patients, but because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it relieves the pain that occurs with Parkinson’s disease.