Multiple Sclerosis and CBD Oil: What You Need to Know

There is tons of anecdotal evidence that CBD can help with various diseases--but no official government sign off yet. Still studies keep coming in that show cannabis products can be beneficial for pain, for nausea due to chemotherapy and for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) spasticity. As you no doubt know by now the key element of CBD is the cannabinoids. Cannabinoids mimic naturally occurring compounds in our body called endocannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with your existing endocannabinoid system and the cannabinoid receptors found in human cells.

CBD oil is made from hemp, which is naturally high in cannabinoids and low in the compound THC that makes you high. The best is grown in the pure mountain air of Switzerland, like Swissx’s in Gstaad. The purity of CBD is super important, especially if you’re using it to fight the pain and spasm symptoms many people with MS suffer.

Remember what MS is: a chronic disease involving damage to the myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells in your brain and spinal chord. Numbness, coordination problems, blurred vision and fatigue are all common. At least a million people suffer from Multiple Sclerosis in the U.S. and they all hope for some relief.

As Devin Gerit wrote on the distinguished MS site” Consistency has been the important factor to me. When I take it every day, or even close to every day, my body is much better off. Less pain, less spasticity, and less fatigue. Hard to believe, even for me. This is one of the few things I’ve taken where I’ve had multiple people come up and asked me if anything changed, because they can see that I am out more and I am more active.”

Some studies have shown CBD to also help manage seizures, inflammation, pain, anxiety, and other conditions associated with MS.  One really exciting advancement, published in Frontiers of Neurology is the idea that some of the mobility issues people with MS suffer can be alleviated by CBD oils like Swissx, along with the underlying depression that is connected to them:  “It is suggested that CBD showed a dose-dependent antidepressant-like effect in the animal model . The exact mechanism underlying such activity is still unknown. Depression is an important contributory factor to the observed impaired mobility in MS. Based on extant evidence we propose that the impact of cannabidiol (CBD) on mobility to be investigated.”

So there you have it. No hard answers yet but plenty of reasons to give it a try. Most say its a safe alternative, at the very least, to anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen.  Make sure you get a reputable, pure product, like Swissx.

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