CBD for Relief of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
MS at its CoreSymptoms of MS range from fatigue and weakness to depression and cognitive changes. Other symptoms include:
- Walking difficulties
- Numbness and tingling
- Muscle spasms
- Vision problems
- Bowel and bladder problems
- Emotional changes
- Facial pain
- Changes in speech
- …and more.
Why CBD for MS? It Starts with the Endocannabinoid SystemOur body’s endocannabinoid system is a key player in regulating hormones, responding to stress, and maintaining balance throughout the body. At the core of this system are receptors – types CB1 and CB2 – which are essential to the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and peripheral organs. Research is showing that the benefits of CBD are, in part, due to the way the compound interacts with these CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD contains many biologically active chemicals including about 60 cannabinoids. Evidence shows that these chemicals have a number of beneficial pharmacological effects in bringing equilibrium to the body. Multiple studies have concluded that CBD may be useful in:
- Reducing pain
- Easing muscle stiffness and spasms
- Improving sleep
- Reducing bladder and bowel dysfunctions
- Improving walking, balance, and memory
- Anxiety relief
- Stress reduction
- Neuroprotective measures
- …and more.
How can CBD oil help with MS?
In addition to anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is loaded with Omegas 3 and 6, making it a strong antioxidant. Omegas 3 and 6 are two fatty acids that essential to optimal brain health. They’re commonly associated with fish, legumes, and superfoods like avocados, and also prevalent in CBD oil.
What About CBD for the Actual Symptoms of MS?
CBD for Reducing Pain
For people who suffer from chronic pain, there is strong evidence that CBD can help.
Neuropathic pain is its own unique problem. Chronic, annoying, and excruciating, there is no cure or remedy. However, CBD targets the damaged or dysfunctional nerves and alleviates this pain, which many patients fail to find relief from using traditional medications.
CBD for Improving Sleep
Often, poor sleep can cause anxiety, sickness, body pain, and more. CBD could be the answer for finding relief from many sleep disorders associated with MS.
CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system and can allow for a more consistent sleep pattern when used regularly. It helps the body relax, ultimately allowing for better REM sleep – the deepest sleep that allows the body to rejuvenate.
CBD for Easing Muscle Spasms
CBD as a topical treatment or orally, can reduce the muscle spasms that come with MS. The CBD compound targets the a3 glycine receptors in the body – receptors that control the way we react to pain. By targeting these receptors, the sensation of pain is reduced without the negative side effects that often come with traditional medicine.
Depending on the MS symptoms that a user is trying to alleviate, some forms of CBD may be better than others. For example, a cream or topical treatment may be best for muscle spasms and other localized conditions. Alternatively, for movement restrictions or emotional changes, CBD in an oral form may be better.
LIQUID OIL is probably the most common and easiest way to consume CBD oil. After you leave it under your tongue and ingest it, the oil will pass through the digestive system.
TOPICAL CREAMS can be a great solution for muscle aches and spasms by providing relief directly to the area causing pain.
Are there side effects?
As an adventurer and natural-living person, Elaheh’s interest in understanding and sharing natural and holistic alternatives leads her to constantly explore the many ways the human body can be naturally supported.