Glaucoma is the 2nd most common cause of blindness in the U.S., just behind cataracts.
Glaucoma is caused by an increase of fluid pressure that compresses the ocular nerve. The ocular nerve is located toward the back of the eye; its job is to transfer visual information from the retina to the vision center of the brain. Glaucoma often goes unnoticed because of how slowly it occurs, but once it does occur, it can disable eyesight permanently. Old age, illnesses or conditions such as hypothyroidism, eye surgery, myopia, and eye injuries all make you more likely to develop glaucoma. Ethnic backgrounds including African-Americans, Hispanics, and East Asians are at greater risk than Caucasians. Glaucoma can be hereditary, so it is important to pay attention to possible symptoms if someone in your family has been diagnosed.
How CBD Works To Relieve Glaucoma
To understand how CBD can help you first need to know about the ECS or Endocannabinoid system. The ECS is an internal messenger. The two main receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 communicates mostly with neurological functions, while CB2 receptors deal with circulatory functions. When you take CBD, it stimulates the ECS, which brings it to homeostasis so it can properly function. The anti-coagulation properties of CBD can help increase blood flow to the ocular nerve and also reduce inflammation. These properties make it undoubtedly a supplement you can use to treat glaucoma symptoms, mainly because of the CB1 receptors directly within the ocular nerve. Testimonial after testimonial from people who use CBD for glaucoma are extremely positive and promising.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for glaucoma, dosing can vary widely depending on the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to supplement or possibly replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations, mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil. Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.