CBD and Multiple Sclerosis
More than 400,000 people in the United States and approximately 2.5 million people globally suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Common symptoms of MS include progressive motor control loss, bladder and bowel problems, vision and sensation loss, pain and depression, plus muscle weakness and inflammation.
MS is a disease of the central nervous system that often leads to disablement. The body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the myelin sheath that protects and insulates the nerve fibers. Myelin moves signals between the brain and the rest of the body, so the loss of myelin will cause a disruption of these signals.
How CBD Works To Relieve Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Our bodies have receptors that react to the presence of cannabinoids. The body also produces its own cannabinoid compounds that it uses to reduce pain and maintain general well-being. The “ECS” or Endocannabinoid System is the messenger system in the body. The system regulates many functions and is implicit in the settlement of pain.
Even though research is just beginning, there are promising results related to pain relief using CBD. People already using CBD for fibromyalgia stand as living proof, through their testimonials, that CBD is capable of offering a pain-free experience.
Chronic inflammation can damage tissues and cause pain. As an anti-inflammatory, CBD may provide a short-term cure and possibly a long-term solution. Unlike most pharmaceuticals used for fibromyalgia, CBD does NOT affect the kidneys, stomach or liver.
Some pain is caused by stiffness of the musculoskeletal system. The anti-inflammatory effect of CBD can enhance muscle relaxation. When used as a muscle relaxant, CBD will not cause issues while exercising or playing sports. Many MMA fighters and other pro-athletes now take CBD as a legal measure to fight pain during play and to improve post-play recovery.
When pain threatens the body’s nerves, the imbalance can seriously impact sleep cycles. This can often lead to anxiety problems. CBD is a neuroprotective cannabinoid that enables the user to fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer.
Contrary to what some people may believe CBD does NOT make you “high”. This effect is triggered by the chemical THC that is found in cannabis. Hemp naturally has miniscule to zero amounts of THC in its makeup. Hemp-based products are legal in most parts of the world, have no psychoactive effects and have a huge spectrum of possible medical applications.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for inflammation, 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.