What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis, or known as MS is a long-lasting disease that can affect the spinal cord, optic nerves in your eyes. Some problems it can cause include vision problems, muscle control, balance, and other standard bodily functions. Anyone that is diagnosed with MS can be affected in various ways. Symptoms can range from mild and others will have trouble with everyday basic tasks. Multiple sclerosis occurs when your immune system attacks fatty material called myelin which wraps around your nerve fibers to protect them. When this outer shell isn’t protected your nerves can become damaged and scar tissue begins to form. As a result, this damage affects your brains ability to send signals properly throughout your body and your nerves don’t function to help you move and feel.
What Are Some MS Symptoms?
- Feeling sleepy
- Weakness or muscle spasms
- Blurry or double vision
- Numbness or tingling
- Uncontrollable bladder issues
- Issues focusing or remembering
How Can CBD Help MS Symptoms?
According to a study conducted by Frontiers in Neurology in 2018 concluded that CBD can help with MS symptoms in several ways. CBD is considered to be a natural compound and can be used as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective. CBD in no way provides a euphoric feeling or can be used as a psychoactive. Some symptoms that CBD can improve include decreasing inflammation and therefore decreasing pain. Inflammation can also play an important role in fatigue when it comes to MS.
Another symptom that CBD could help with MS is spasticity which is one of the main symptoms of MS. Spasticity is usually caused by damage to the part of the brain or spinal cord that controls our movement. In another study conducted in 2016 by Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders found that CBD targets certain receptors in the body, specifically CB2 receptors. CBD also has been shown to improve the spasticity associated with MS.
Will CBD Help Your Symptoms with MS?
It is important to understand that there are continuous studies being conducted to understand the full benefits of CBD with MS symptoms. If you or someone you know is looking to try CBD to help with MS symptoms consult your primary doctor first and learn from other people’s experiences using CBD who have MS. At Doc Patels, our CBD products are Broad Spectrum 0.00% THC products and are 100% organic and vegan with no pesticides, solvents, or heavy metals so you can feel confident when using our CBD products.
Frontier In Neurology
Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders