Potential benefits of CBD

How does CBD help multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system. The disease mainly affects the brain, spinal cord and vision, which leads to loss of balance, loss of muscle control and control of other important body functions.

Multiple sclerosis affects the nerve pathways along which nerve stimuli travel, when the disease causes inflammation in the body and thus the degeneration of nerve fibres or thinning of the myelin sheath.

Myelin is a fatty material that protects nerve fibres, and by thinning it, the conduction of stimuli is slowed down, leading to the above-mentioned symptoms characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

In multiple sclerosis multiple inflammations occur in the central nervous system. There are also cells in the brain and spinal cord that fight inflammation and promote damaged nerve fibres healing, which cause many scars (sclerosis). Hence the name “Multiple Sclerosis”.

What are the most common signs of multiple sclerosis?

The most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis include:

  • fatigue and weakness in limbs,

  • loss of balance,

  • lack of coordination,

  • vision and/or hearing problems

  • tingling,

  • indistinct speech.

Can CBD help MS symptoms?

Many patients who have been suffering from multiple sclerosis for years confirm that cannabis helps them to a greater or lesser extent to alleviate the symptoms of this disease. Research confirms that the endocannabinoid system, a network of cells coated with CBD receptors, also plays an important role in the regulation of the nervous system.

We have seen that multiple sclerosis affects the central nervous system. CBD, which binds to CBD receptors in the endocannabinoid system, greatly affects the neural processes that lead to progressive disability, while at the same time having its anti-inflammatory effect relieves pain resulting from inflammation in multiple sclerosis.

Many patients use CBD to relieve pain, restore memory loss, treat muscle paralysis and other signs of multiple sclerosis.