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CBD oil and Multiple Sclerosis

By Adam F October 05, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that can potentially disable the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective coating that covers nerve fibers and causes communication confusion between the brain and the rest of the body. Eventually, the nerves can deteriorate or become permanently damaged, resulting the loss of ability to walk in severe cases. Unfortunately, there is no cure for MS, but there are treatments that can help speed recovery from attacks. Corticosteroids and plasma exchange are the most popular treatments. However, side effects to those treatments may include insomnia, increased blood pressure, mood swings, and fluid retention. Most patients are seeking treatment that isn't going to produce a list of negative side effects, which is where CBD oil comes into play.

                                           

CBD has long been overshadowed by delta-9-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary active ingredient in marijuana, because unlike THC, it does not produce a psychoactive “high.” CBD has nonetheless long been known to have useful anti-spasmodic, anti-epileptic, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic properties.The use of CBD oil to treat multiple sclerosis has been spreading rapidly. Most commonly, patients are using an oral spray and see reductions in neuropathic pain, spasticity, muscle spasms, and sleep disturbances. Other common methods of consumption include, but are not limited to tinctures, capsules, edibles, topicals,etc.

One study focused on how compounds, including CBD, from marijuana can be used to regulate inflammation to protect the nervous system. The researchers treated immune cells in mice that specifically target and harm the brain and spinal cord. In response to the chemicals, the immune cells produced fewer inflammatory molecules. While further research is needed to prove the effectiveness of cannabinoids in treating MS in humans, many countries are already using CBD and THC to treat symptoms, like pain and stiffness of muscles.

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For research articles on cannabinoids and Multiple Sclerosis check out these links:

Cannabidiol inhibits pathogenic T cells, decreases spinal microglial activation and ameliorates multiple sclerosis-like disease in C57BL/6 mice

Cannabidiol provides long-lasting protection against the deleterious effects of inflammation in a viral model of multiple sclerosis: A role for A2A receptors

Cannabinoids inhibit neurodegeneration in models of multiple sclerosis

Whole plant cannabis extracts in the treatment of spasticity in multiple sclerosis: a systematic review

Cannabinoids in multiple sclerosis (CAMS) study: safety and efficacy data for 12 months follow up

Cannabinoids control spasticity and tremor in a multiple sclerosis model

Cannabinoids for treatment of spasticity and other symptoms related to multiple sclerosis (CAMS study): multicentre randomised placebo-controlled trial

Randomized, controlled trial of cannabis-based medicine in central pain in multiple sclerosis

An open-label pilot study of cannabis-based extracts for bladder dysfunction in advanced multiple sclerosis

Do cannabis-based medicinal extracts have general or specific effects on symptoms in multiple sclerosis? A double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled
study on 160 patients

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