CBD, on the other hand, has none of these psychoactive properties – it won’t get you any more ‘high’ than a tablet of ibuprofen will. Rather, the molecule functions as an “endocannabinoid supplement”; that is to say, our bodies are chock-full of 100% natural cannabinoid receptors that work hand-in-hand with 100% natural endocannabinoids.
Could, then, multiple sclerosis potentially be a disease hinged on a basic endocannabinoid deficiency ? No one can answer that question without years of research. That said, anecdotal evidence is already suggesting that an uncanny relationship may exist between the two components.
If there is an absence or deficiency in the production of these endocannabinoids, the receptors will not be able to function properly. And it just so happens that the central nervous system is the region of the body that’s most densely populated with cannabinoid receptors – the same region where multiple sclerosis attacks nerve fibers.
CBD, Multiple Sclerosis, and What You Need to Know
A note on CBD for Multiple Sclerosis by Dr. Mosab Deen:
This simple fact can be considered in one of two ways. On the one hand, the notion that the cannabinoid is recognized by the National Institute of Health as a neuroprotectant is virtually a signed, sealed, and delivered acknowledgment of its ability to treat multiple sclerosis.
As for prevalence, multiple sclerosis is a relatively rare disease. It affects about 400,000 people in the U.S. and about 2 million more worldwide. While researchers are in the dark as to what triggers MS, we do know some things about it. For instance, we know that women of northern European descent between the ages of 20 and 55 are most at risk.
One thing we didn’t necessarily clarify is the difference in function between CBD and THC. THC, of course, is the archetypal marijuana component; it’s what’s responsible for getting us high , and is what has been the driving force behind generations of legal condemnation and “lazy stoner” typecasts.
Eating foods that are high in fat can cause your body to absorb more CBD. This can lead to side effects. It could react with other medications you’re taking, such as blood thinners. Be sure to talk to your doctor before trying any form of CBD.
More research is needed, but scientists think CBD may help with these MS symptoms:
CBD oil is a common way to take it. You can put it under your tongue or add it to your food or drinks. You can also put it on your skin. Some research found sprays you put under your tongue might be best for MS.
How to Take CBD
Experts think CBD affects your brain by attaching to certain receptors in the central nervous system. They change the way these receptors respond to stimulation. This may ease inflammation and help with your brain’s immune responses.
Possible side effects may include:
Harvard Medical School: “Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t.”
National Institute on Drug Abuse: “What is marijuana?”
<p>Thank Beginner! For the longest time, I had been using the decarboxylated "Blue" from HempMeds, using about 3/4 of a eye dropper full under my tongue, once a day. I’ve recently switched over to Lazarus Naturals "High Potency CBD Tincture". I wanted the higher concentration (but have been using less). I also like that Lazurus Naturals has all of their batches tested by a third party and you can even download the results of those tests. <br> <br> I still utilize CBD as something to help treat my symptoms and don’t rely on it to slow my disease progression. I still utilize Tysabri as my primary means of fighting the disease. However, CBD oil has been extremely help for issues like spasms and pain. <br> <br> There is a fantastic online CBD community at: <a href=’https://www.cbdoilusers.com/’ target=’_blank’ rel=’noopener noreferrer nofollow’>https://www.cbdoilusers.com/</a> There is great discussion and they also offer some coupons to several CBD Oil producers.</p>
<p>Devin, almost as if I somehow sensed would be needing it even more a year later, my wife and I began using HempMeds products (the RSHO line) a year ago for other things. Now all of a sudden, I’m awaiting final word on which label they’re going to put on my newly confirmed demyelination process, with MS being a very real possibility. In any case, I’d like to zero in on that now and maximize the possible benefits of the CBD I’m already using. I’m presuming from your comments that you’re using HempMeds’ RSHO product(s), but you don’t specify which one. My frustration has been that I have not been able to find any indication in the many articles I’ve read as to whether the "raw" form (RSHO’s "green") or the decarboxylated form (RSHO’s "blue" "gold" or "special blend") seems to have the best results for neuroprotective outcomes. Nothing that I’ve read specifies whether even the more formal studies are using the acid form (raw, as it comes from the plant) or the non-acid form (decarboxylated i.e. heated). Which one of their products are you finding to be the most helpful for you? And while everyone will respond differently, would you be willing to share how much you found to be your optimum intake and how often? <br> <br> Also, have you had any problems with interference with the Cytochrome P450 enzymes while using CBD? <br> <br> Your answers will be *greatly* appreciated. I’m still more at the beginning stages of understanding what’s going on with me, than the end-stage final diagnosis yet – I just know I’m in the same ballpark that includes MS, and since I’m already using a good quality CBD, I’d like to try to maximize it. Thus far I’ve been using mostly the "raw" form, but sometimes also supplement during the day with rather small amounts of the decarboxylated form. It’s frustrating that the feds and BigPharma are effectively blocking much decent research that could be going on with this group of chemicals.</p>
September 18, 2017
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<p>Hi Devin, <br> <br> Great writing. A few months ago, I got a prescription for medical marijuana from my MS neurologist and registered with New York for a medical marijuana ID. I received tablets from the dispensary and took them for 30 days. No help. No effect other than increased tiredness. So disappointed. Do you think CBD derived from Hemp would be helpful for me? Do you use both at the same time? Thank you so much for your help.</p>
<p>Thank you MartinH! Sorry for the delayed response! I agree, it does seem to be under most people’s radar. Hopefully that begins to change. I hope your wife is doing well on it!</p>
<p>Hi Devin, Although I’m very familiar with CBD Oil, for my own relief from Migraines, Restless leg Syndrone, Sciatic pain. My neice started taking CBD oil 500 mg 3 to 5 drops 2 x a day for relief of her MS hadn’t noticed any difference so she increased it to 10 drops 2x a day and had a very bad relapse her drs tested her and of course she came up positive for THC our bottle of 500mg contains 0.03% of THC should she continue using, since her Drs told her to stop taking the oil? Thanks.</p>