A potential therapy for addressing symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is CBD oil which is now legal in all US states and some countries.Â CBD stands for “cannabidiolÂ oil”. It is extracted from either the Hemp plant or the Marijuana plant. Â Using CBD allows the medical benefits of medical marijuana without the high that is associated with THC. CBD in itself has no psychedelic properties and is considered safe for consumption
Should CBD oil be a therapy worth your consideration?
What do we know about the use of CBD oil as a therapy for addressing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?
The 2018 Parkinsons Recovery survey reveals that some people experience relief from their Parkinson’s symptoms when taking CBD oil.Â It was one of the top therapies reported to be useful. Still, not everyone experiences relief from their symptoms. Why might this be the case?
1. A first possible explanation for why some people do not experience symptom relief is that the concentration of CBD oil they took was insufficient. Research using patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease finds that subjects who took a minimum of 300 mg showed improvement while those who took 75 mg showed no improvement.
A 2014 study on the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease published in theÂ Journal of PsychopharmacologyÂ examined results forÂ Twenty one (21) subjects assigned to three groups of seven subjects each. One group was treated with placebo, one group with cannabidiol (CBD) 75 mg/day and one group with CBD 300 mg/day. One week before the trial and in the last week of treatment subjects were evaluated with respect to Â motor and general symptoms score (UPDRS) and well-being and quality of life (PDQ-39).
Despite the tiny sample sizes, groups treated with placebo and CBD 300 mg/day had significantly different meanÂ total scores in the PDQ-39 (p = 0.05). Significance is very much a factor of sample size, so thisÂ result is striking in itself.
Does this mean you would be best advised to order a 300 mg bottle of CBD oil?Â Â That would not be the best choice. You would be better offer getting a bottle with a higher concentrationÂ – as much as 1500 mg. Why?
A bottle with 1500 mg has a total ofÂ 1500 mg (and a bottle of 300 mg has a total of 300 mg).Â You are not taking 1500 mg (or 300 mg) with each serving. How much are you getting when you take the recommended number of drops?
Investigate how many servings are contained in a bottle.Â If a 1500 mg bottle contains 50 servings,Â then you would be taking 30 mg with each application.
A serving may be listed as 10 drops (or 6 drops).Â Â Early reports from users have suggested to meÂ that you might be able to take fewer drops than the recommended serving.Â This should especially be true for the CTFOÂ 10X pure spectrum CBD oil which has just beenÂ released. Laboratory testing shows it hasÂ ten times the penetration.
In summary – you should be able to pay much less in the long run by getting the higher concentrations of CBD oil.Â And keep in mind that if you cannot find a serving that helps – return the empty bottle for a full refund (withing 60 days after purchase).
2. A second possible explanation is that theÂ concentration of CBD in the oil they took was less than the concentration they thought they had purchased. Some CBD oil companies claim they are selling a bottle with a 500 mg concentration of CBD when only 50 mg or less is actually contained in the bottles.Â As a new product that shows promise for addressing many conditions , someÂ companies have seized the opportunity to make a quick profit by selling a product that contains little of what is advertised.
3. A third possible explanation is that CBD will not offer relief from the symptoms of some people. No therapy helps everyone. CBD oil is no exception. Based on informal reports from members of the global Parkinsons Recovery audience I have observed that more people experience relief from their symptoms when taking CBD oil than those who do not.
My conclusion: CBD oil is worth trying out to see if it helps offer relief from symptoms.Â AcquiringÂ CBD oil from a company like CTFO that certifies its contents through laboratory testing and offers a full money back guarantee is a choice worth taking seriously.Â You can try an entire bottle of CBD oil. If it does not offer relief from your symptoms, CTFO guarantees a full refund of your purchase. You only need to return the empty bottle within 60 days.
Many people inquire what concentration of CBD is best. The higher the concentration, the less needs to be taken for results to be experienced.Â Although the higher concentrations cost more, cost savings over the long run should accrue.
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P.S.:Â CTFO shipsÂ to addresses in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Sweden.
Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
8 thoughts on “CBD Oil for Parkinson’s”
Thank you Robert this is very useful information. I will pass it on to my friend who got no relief from low doses of CBD.
Expensive but it did help.me get uo and going in the moring . It has lesss then
3 percenrt of the THC in the oil ( I would like a little more of the TCH in it ) but itt really worked – helping my,joint pain
I’m confused. I found 300mg cdb capsules but you would have to take the whole bottle to get 300mg…. I must be missing something…
It is confusing and as I understand it – this is correct. I have concluded it is best to acquire a high concentration (1500 mg) oil (not capsules) for various reasons.
The liquid drops are better in the sense that you can adjust the number of drops needed that are best for your body. Everyone is different. When a bottle says it has 1500 mg – there is a total of 1500 cbd in the bottle. The amount of CBD that you ingest depends on how many drops you take. You may only be getting say – 10 mg or less depending on how many drops you take. So, when you get the higher concentrations you need take fewer drops. There is a cost savings involved here.
The CTFO company is just switching their websites – so connecting is an issue today. But. they have developed a new 10x pure spectrum CBD oil that has as much as 10 times the penetration as any existing CBD oils in the marketplace. It is a new product development. You should be able to take fewer drops and save quite a lot in the process. You do not want to go broke taking CBD (if you find it helps you) and it looks like this is a way to spend much less because you need take fewer drops. It has been on back order – but I think it is worth waiting for and trying out.
They offer a full refund if it does not help out which is why I am one of their enthusiastic supporters. They also certify the contents of all bottles through lab testing.
Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Thanks Robert, anything is worth a go, even with a placebo effect. I will take anything!
When I take Sinmet I have to avoid animal protein because animal protein prevents the Sinmet from working to control my tremor. Would I need to avoid animal protein to get the best result from the CBD oil?
Of course you should always follow the advice of your doctor when it comes to protein and the medications.
I called the CTFO company and asked if there was any protein in the CBD oils. They said no. There are
animal products in the pain creams, gummies and shake offs – so these should be avoided. The 10x Pure Spectrum
oil would not contain animal products.