CBD is currently used by millions of people around the world to treat several health disorders. Studies have shown that CBD possesses numerous therapeutic properties that will help in alleviating many of the health disorders that may affect the human body. Even though CBD is a cannabinoid compound like THC, it does not create any psychoactive effects, which means it is safe to use.
According to recent studies, CBD is also effective in the treatment of many neurodegenerative diseases, which is characterized by the loss of neurons. Neurological disorders may lead to a decline in cognitive ability. The use of CBD can easily protect your brain by reducing brain inflammation, oxidative stress, alleviating anxiety, decreasing neuron damage, etc.
Let’s take a look at some of the degenerative brain disorders that can be treated using CBD.
Parkinson’s disease mainly affects your basal ganglia, which is the part of the brain where dopamine is produced. This neurodegenerative disorder will lead to the loss of dopamine in your brain, which may result in mood changes, muscle tremors, and the loss of cognitive function gradually. CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antidepressant properties are proven to be very effective in managing Parkinson’s disease.
This is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders that affect most people. It occurs when there is a buildup of toxic metabolites around the neurons. This buildup of toxic metabolites will result in the damage of neurons and cognitive degradation. Neuroinflammation is also associated with Alzheimer’s disease and the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD help in reducing the neuroinflammation and thereby alleviating the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Multiple sclerosis occurs when the inflammation in the neurons causes the immune cells in your body to attack the myelin sheath. This attack will lead to a gradual loss of the functions of your neurons. CBD possesses anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects that will be very effective for managing this neurodegenerative disorder. Muscle spasms and loss of bladder control are the two most common side effects of multiple sclerosis and CBD can effectively alleviate these side effects.
The characteristics of Huntington’s disease are very similar to that of Alzheimer’s disease. People affected with Huntington’s disease produce the huntingtin protein that is too long, which eventually breaks down and entangle around the neurons. This may eventually lead to their death. Even though there is no cure for Huntington’s disease yet, the use of CBD may help in slowing down the progression and alleviating some of the symptoms of this condition.