Prescription medications to alleviate the symptoms of the disease may be effective, but they tend to lose efficacy over time, requiring larger doses to provide relief — which often leads to adverse side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, heartburn, loss of appetite, and more.
Some people confuse PDD with Lewy Bodies Dementia (DLB). However, with DLB, cognitive problems appear prior to motor issues. Both diseases are progressive, meaning the symptoms will deteriorate over time, and unfortunately, there’s no treatment that could cure people out of PD.
Royal CBD is a premium brand from California that sells full-spectrum CBD oil from organic hemp. The company was started by a group of cannabis activists to leverage the quality standards for making CBD products in the industry. On top of its best-selling CBD oil, Royal CBD also offers full-spectrum softgels, THC-free gummies, and two types of broad-spectrum topicals.
One study found that people with Parkinson’s disease and no psychiatric symptoms or conditions experienced an improved quality of life while taking CBD. However, this study was conducted in a very small group of people, so further research is needed to draw further conclusions on these findings.
CBD can also interact with prescription and non-prescription medications, so make sure to always consult your doctor before taking CBD, especially if you’re on medications that are metabolized by the Cytochrome P450 system. If your doctor tells you not to eat grapefruit along with your meds, the same rule applies to CBD because they use an identical mechanism, blocking the p450 system from metabolizing the active ingredients in those medications.
Cannabis is a class-B controlled drug in the UK. Possessing, producing and supplying it are all against the law. ‘Supply’ includes sharing the drug with someone or giving it (even for free) to friends or relatives.
People who currently use cannabis-derived products, and those who had previously used them, buy them from high street shops.
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Although lab studies have shown some promising effects, there isn’t enough evidence yet to show that cannabis-based treatments are beneficial for people with Parkinson’s. And there are very real risks.
However, 87% of people who hadn’t used cannabis-derived products said they would want a doctor or pharmacist to prescribe them.
The use of CBD is legally gray, as marijuana is illegal at the federal level. However, the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill legalized the use of CBD produced via the cultivation of hemp with THC levels below 0.3 percent.
My dad kept hearing about the potential benefits of CBD. He doesn’t like the sensation of getting high, so he investigated products that would yield similar benefits without the possibility of intoxication. Eventually, he purchased two tinctures that he consumed orally for several weeks. He doesn’t believe the tinctures had a substantial impact on his everyday life, but I’m not ready to let him stop hoping.
Why is CBD controversial?
As a Colorado resident, I often wonder about the healing power of plants. We live in a time when the pharmaceutical industry is booming. Pills exist to tame nearly any symptom, but they often can have unwanted side effects. The side effects of plants, however, may be less harsh, or even nonexistent. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a great example of this phenomenon.
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD generally has relaxing effects. Users do not feel “stoned” or intoxicated.
Of course, it is important to consult your physician before trying CBD or any other treatment.