The endocannabinoid system and digestive imbalance play major roles in Parkinson’s disease. Research on CBD, THC and THCV has demonstrated that cannabis medicine may help PD symptoms.
While current Parkinson’s medication seeks to redress the depletion of dopamine, the main focus of current cannabinoid research is into the neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the plant. Even the US Federal Government has patented cannabinoids as neuroprotectants and antioxidants for the treatment of diseases of the central nervous symptoms. CBD scavengers the free radicals that cause oxidative stress, commonly believed to be a precursor to Parkinson’s.
Other properties that make CBD a potentially preferred therapeutic aid for Parkinson Disease include:
- Immune modulation
- Anti-arthritic agent
- Anxiolytic properties
- Anti-inflammatory agent
- Antiemetic effects
- Antipsychotic effects
Studies have shown that when patients with Parkinson’s disease use CBD as a therapeutic aid, they show improvements in sleep, pain, bradykinesia, tremors, rigidity, motor impairments, and disability. Additionally, CBD helps in the reduction of pain and motor symptoms within 30 minutes of administration. The fact that CBD is anxiolytic enables it to improve mood and sleep patterns while decrease sufferers.