CBD and Parkinson’s
CBD and Parkinson’s, Houston
Research on possible benefits of CBD and Parkinson’s by Oil Well CBD of Houston, TX
Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, which means loss cells from the spinal cord and brain. Parkinson’s Disease largely affects the neurons that produce dopamine in the substantia nigra region of the brain.
Parkinson’s Disease typically develops over a course of years and displays many different symptoms.
People who develop Parkinson’s Disease may experience the following symptoms:
- Muscle rigidity
- Impaired balance
- Difficulty or changes with speech
- Difficulty or changes with writing
- Slowed movements (known as a condition called bradykinesia)
- Loss of smell
- Difficulty making facial expressions
- Sleep disturbances
Not all Parkinson’s Disease symptoms are the same, and many people do not suffer all of the above symptoms. If you feel you may have Parkinson’s Disease, speak with your doctor. If you are already in treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, speak with your doctor if you think supplementing with CBD is right for you. CBD is known to have some interactions with medications, much like grapefruit juice or St. John’s Wort. Make an appointment with your medical professional, especially if you are taking any medications which may interact with CBD.
- Possible complications of Parkinson’s Disease
- Sleep Disorders
- Urinary incontinence
- Fecal incontinence
- Involuntary movements
- Blood Pressure Swings
How might CBD alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?
The endocannabinoid system plays a key role in Parkinson’s Disease, interacting with the glutamatergic, dopaminergic, and GABAergic signaling systems. Parkinson’s Disease causes motor control difficulties after the depletion of 60%-80% of the dopaminergic neurons. Studies have shown that the decrease of GPR6 causes an increase of dopamine, which suggests that GPR6 may play a role in therapies for Parkinson’s Disease. In preclinical studies, it was shown that CBD boosted dopamine levels by acting as an “inverse agonist” at the GPR6 receptors. This is great news for those afflicted by Parkinson’s Disease and the future of full-spectrum CBD.
Although further studies are needed, there is much anecdotal evidence to support the supplementation of full-spectrum CBD for Parkinson’s. Dr. Bonni Goldstein, physician and medical director at Canna-Centers in Los Angeles as well as the author of Cannabis Revealed, notes that many of her patients have shown improvement in their Parkinson’s Disease-related tremors with high-doses of CBD.
Parkinson’s Disease affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide and the CDC ranks complications from Parkinson’s Disease 14th in causes of death. The cause of Parkinson’s Disease is unknown. If you feel you may be suffering the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, or you are currently undergoing treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, speak with your doctor about supplementing your treatment plan with full-spectrum CBD.
Why Oil Well CBD CBD
Every batch of Oil Well CBD CBD is third-party lab tested, ensuring that your CBD is of the highest quality and is legally compliant. At Oil Well CBD Fine Cannabis Products, we pride ourselves in providing high-quality full-spectrum CBD at affordable prices.
This information on this page, including Oil Well CBD product, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always speak with your doctor before starting a new health program, including the addition of CBD oil or any other supplement, into your wellness plan.