What is Cannabidiol?
Cannabidiol, also referred to as CBD, is a cannabis compound that shown to have positive medical effects, however without the “high feeling” which is commonly associated with THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. Since CBD is free of this reaction, it is considered safer for users to purchase it for nutritional and health benefits.
CBD has not proven to prevent Parkinson’s disease, however, there have been patients with this disorder implementing CBD in their daily use more lately which have shown positive effects.
discovered that CBD for PD patients provides symptom relief. Patients have noticed improvements in motor functions, and less pain. CBD is also an anxiolytic that can improves sleep patterns and reduce psychosis in PD patients.
CBD for ADHD and Alzheimer’s Disease
Research shows that prescription medications are more intense and even create a psycho-addictive dependency on prescription medicines on patients. Receptors within the body accept the cannabidiol in its organic form providing stability that allows ADHD patients to benefit medically without negative side effects. are a common method to ingest cannabidiol to treat these disorders.
Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease associated with progressive neuronal loss and cognitive failure that affects elderly people. Endocannabinoids are produced like a feedback mechanism of intracellular calcium excess to reduce excitotoxicity. CBD reduce glutamate release thus inhibiting neuronal excitotoxicity. Cannabidiol can directly raise neurotrophic factors derived by brain & reduce excitotoxicity in the Alzheimer’s disease brain.
Cannabidiol Fights CTE and Weight Management
Head traumas such as concussions lead to a degenerative disease of the brain called (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). This directly effects contact sports. Prescripts medications have led to a huge dependency issue for patients. The pandemic has proven to be a legitimate crisis across the board. CBD has shown to be a better substitute to combat this issue. In fact, a large percentage of deceased National Football league former players who donated their organs for showed signs of CTE. Studies show the use of helmets cannot solely prevent concussions. The loss of consciousness does not always follow concussions.
CBD oil has become increasingly popular among athletes, former services men fight PTSD, and many others looking for a natural alternative to powerful synthetic medications. CBD disrupts a specific neurotransmitter reaction after a concussion which poses a neuroprotective effect.
With many of these neurological disorders from CTE to Alzheimer’s, fighting weight loss becomes part of the added physical problems. Implementing like CBD along with others like black maca, creatine, can help maintain a healthy weight balance giving the body strength to continue to recover from the physical impact on the body.
Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology