CBD Oil for Parkinsons Disease
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CBD For Parkinson’s Disease
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Cannabis has over the years been under scrutiny by many governments. Many countries have made hemp legal and some still, unfortunately, have not. The hemp plant is legal in most countries because research has shown that it has many health benefits to the human body. The main advantage of the hemp plant is that it has a lower concentration of THC and other components that make cannabis exhibit some psychoactive effects. In place of THC, the hemp plant has more concentration of cannabinoids that are very helpful to the functioning of the body. Studies have shown that CBD present in the hemp plant is capable of healing many diseases including Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson’s disease is not an uncommon condition. Studies show that it comes second after Alzheimer’s disease. In the US alone, there are up to 60,000 new diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease in a year.

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s is a long-term disorder of the central nervous system. Its symptoms start gradually and it majorly affects the movement of an individual. It is characterized by stiffness, trembling of limbs as well as imbalances, loss of muscle control, and with time, the patient loses the ability to talk or even walk. Parkinson’s Disease has no cure. Doctors have been known to suggest surgical procedures to their patients to regulate some regions of the brain in order to improve the symptoms.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Tremor – a tremor, or shaking, usually begins in a limb, often your hand or fingers.

Speech changes – you may speak softly, quickly, slur or hesitate before talking.

Writing changes – it may become hard to write, and your writing may appear smaller than usual

Loss of automatic movements – you may have a decreased ability to perform unconscious movements such as blinking, smiling or moving your arms while walking.

Slowed movement (bradykinesia) – over time, Parkinson’s disease may slow your movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming.

Rigid muscles – muscle stiffness may occur in any part of your body.

Impaired posture and balance – your posture may become stooped, or you may have problems with your balance.

Why Can CBD Work For Treating Parkinson’s Disease?

The idea of CBD for treating or managing Parkinson’s disease is still new to many people. However, the latest evidence shows that CBD can actually treat some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, like sleep disturbances, psychosis, and impaired movement.

CBD is extracted from cannabis and made into an oil. The hemp plant has Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as its two major components. CBD oil is extracted from hemp plants with a high concentration of Cannabidiol and very low concentration of its psychoactive cousin THC. This is why CBD is very effective in treatment without it being psychoactive.

The Endocannabinoid system in our bodies fights against our outer body state by maintaining an inner balance thus regulating our mood, appetite, temperature, etc. The main cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body are called CB1 and CB2. CBD oil, when bonded to these receptors, helps the brain in producing more dopamine which is known to inhibit the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

A study conducted in 2017 showed that CBD blocks a receptor known as GPR6 which is known to cause some impaired movements in a patient with Parkinson’s. Another study showed positive results and improved quality of life for patients with the disease without any other psychiatric disorder.

What Are The Benefits of Using CBD to Treat Parkinson’s Disease?

CBD is gaining popularity with time in the wellness and health world. Scientists confirm that it may be able to help different ailments like pain and anxiety. Some of the benefits of using CBD to treat Parkinson’s disease include:


According to a recent study, 75 mg to 300 mg of CBD proved very effective in treating sleep disorders, which is a very common side effect of Parkinson’s disease. When patients have an improved sleep cycle, it adds to their quality of life.


Psychotic symptoms develop with the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Patients experience hallucinations. A small dose of CBD has been proven to reduce the occurrence of hallucinations. This greatly helps patients to manage the disease.

Sustained inflammations in the brain lead to the loss of dopamine. When CBD is used to treat brain inflammations, dopamine is increased. Research also shows that decreased inflammations slow down the progression of the disease.

Parkinsons is a neurodegenerative disease. CBD acts significantly as a neuroprotectant. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant. Oxidative stress is also believed to be a cause of Parkinson’s disease.

The Endocannabinoid System & Parkinson’s Disease

The Endocannabinoid System is a very important modulatory system in the immune tissues as well as the endocrine, and brain functions. It plays a major role in secreting hormones that are related to the body’s response to stress and its reproductive functions. The two important receptors of this system are known as CB1 and CB2.

This system is known to modulate a big range of our bodies’ physiological functions. These include motor control, pain, mood, feeding behavior, and cognition. Parkinson’s disease affects most of these bodily functions. This means it directly affects the endocannabinoid system. In order for a patient to be able to manage the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, like the lack of motor functions, pain, interrupted sleep, etc., the endocannabinoid system should always perform at its peak, failure to which the patient will experience the symptoms and this will make their life hard to manage and control. The use of CBD helps to improve the receptors in the system which in turn will increase the overall functionality of the endocannabinoid system.

How Can I Use CBD to Treat Parkinson’s Disease?

You can incorporate CBD in your exercise to lessen the sensation of pain. Another way to use CBD in your recovery is by taking it after a long day. CBD oil can be used as a cream or lotion. You can apply it to relieve pain on part of the body and as a nerve relief.

A few drops of CBD oil ingested helps in controlling the shaking and tremors and even slowed movements.

Whether you are using CBD oil as a first timer or if you are an experienced user, it is important to follow the right dosage for treatment. Start small and increase gradually according to your symptoms and as directed by the physician.

CBD capsules are also available for use for individuals with Parkinson disease, follow the correct dosage and consult with your doctor on how it is working for you. Remember everyone is different so the reaction will differ from person to person even if the symptoms are the same. Therefore, start slowly and see how your body responds to the CBD oil.
To take CBD oil orally, hold it under the tongue for a few seconds before you swallow it. Other oral ways you can take CBD oil is in edibles like chocolate bars, chewing gum, or even mouth strips.

What Are Studies Saying About Using CBD For Parkinson’s Disease?

Over the years, studies have shown that early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can lead to better management of it over time. Researchers have continued to develop new kinds of treatments for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Some of the recent treatment areas being studied include gene therapy, the use of stem cells and fetal cell transplantation.
Research has so far made some remarkable progress. Scientists now say that there is hope that the cause whether environmental or generic, will be identified and their effects on the functionality of the brain are understood.

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Comments

  1. AvatarLeigh Ann Duncan

    I would love to get this and let me mother n law try it.
    Her Parkinson has recently moved to the next stage where she is hallucinating.. and the meds they wanted her to try was outrageous.. So could u tell me what kind she would need to take ( didn’t know if there were different ones) and how she would go about taking this and what is a good dosage to start with..

    1. adminadmin

      Hi Leigh,

      I am sorry to hear about your mothers situation. I would recommend you our 15% oil. https://nordicoil.dk/cbd-hampolie-15

      It’s important to remember that every person is unique and everyone’s reaction to CBD is different. The recommended dosage from each product can differ greatly, creating some confusion. Dosage may be different depending on the percentage of CBD oil you are using. On average, 25mg of CBD a day is effective for most people. For strong symptoms, the dosage can be increased slowly over a week until the symptoms feel better. This, of course, is different for every patient and should be monitored.

      We recommend the step-up method. You start with 1 drop, 3 times a day for 4 days and then increase the amount to 2 drops, 3 times a day in another 4 days. You then increase the dosage to 3 drops, 3 times a day. Then you can stay at that level, see if it works for you, you can always up regulate even more, or down regulate again, if necessary.

      – I hope my answer can be helpful for you. 🙂

      Best regards
      Katrine from Nordic Oil

  2. AvatarTeressa RANDOLPH

    Need this for boyfriend of 15 years!!! He has Parkinson’s disease!!! Where can I buy the cbd Nordic?? Thank you!!!

    1. adminadmin

      Hi Teressa

      We are still working on our english homepage and we hope that it will be up and running very soon. In the meanwhile you can order products from our danish homepage. If there are anything you don’t understand you can always write to our online chat which you can find in the bottom of the right connor.

      Link to homepage where you can purchase our products: https://nordicoil.dk/

      – I look forward to hearing from you.

      Best regards
      Katrine from Nordic Oil

    1. adminadmin

      Hi Susan,

      We are still working on our english homepage and we hope that it will be up and running very soon. In the meanwhile you can order products from our danish homepage. If there are anything you don’t understand you can always write to our online chat which you can find in the bottom of the right connor.

      Link to homepage where you can purchase our products: https://nordicoil.dk/

      – I look forward to hearing from you.

      Best regards
      Katrine from Nordic Oil

    1. adminadmin

      Hi Audrey

      I am sorry to hear that. 🙁

      The price on the oils depends on how much CBD it contains. The lowest percent we have are 5% CBD oil, which costs 39,00 euro. Against Parkinson’s you will typically need a higher percentage than that, usually a 15% or higher. Our 15% oil costs 99,00 euro and contains about 300 drops of CBD.

      – I look forward to hearing from you.

      Best regards
      Katrine from Nordic Oil

  3. AvatarAllison

    Hi from Australia
    My mother suffers with restless leg syndrome and has recently been diagnosed with parkinson’s disease, which her father also had. I am wondering how to use the CBD oil for her. I very much appreciate any help. Thank you

    1. AlysshaAlyssha Article Author

      Hi Allison,
      I am sorry to hear about your mother’s situation. I would recommend you use a 15% oil.

      It’s important to remember that every person is unique and everyone’s reaction to CBD is different. The recommended dosage from each product can differ greatly, creating some confusion. Dosage may be different depending on the percentage of CBD oil you are using. On average, 25mg of CBD a day is effective for most people. For strong symptoms, the dosage can be increased slowly over a week until the symptoms feel better. This, of course, is different for every patient and should be monitored.

      We recommend the step-up method. You start with 1 drop, 3 times a day for 4 days and then increase the amount to 2 drops, 3 times a day in another 4 days. You then increase the dosage to 3 drops, 3 times a day. Then you can stay at that level, see if it works for you, you can always up regulate even more, or down regulate again, if necessary.

      – I hope my answer can be helpful for you.

      Best regards,
      Alyssha from Nordic Oil

  4. AvatarJames

    Can you please try to hurry up with the English online store because my dad has Parkinson’s and he finds it hard to trust this drug and from a foreign site too. I want to help him out with this but It’s hard when it’s not in English because I can’t show him the ingredients.

    1. adminadmin

      Dear James,

      We are sorry to hear about your father’s Parkinson’s but also thrilled that you are considering turning to CBD to treat his condition. Unfortunately, our UK online shop has faced some delays. Nevertheless, we would be more than happy to personally consult you over the phone at +45 89 88 11 19 or via email at info@nordicoil.dk Our customer service will happily discuss the ingredients list of any of our products with you, as well as answer any other questions or concerns you may have. There may be a possibility to ship our products to you in the UK, should you and your family decide that CBD is the right choice of treatment for your father.

      Best regards,
      Silviya from Nordic Oil

  5. AvatarRT

    Hi, My dad’s suffering from Parkinson. He is 82years old. Very frail and weak
    He is using the usual parkinson medicines. But does not seem to help him. How can CBD help him as I am considering it. Can it be taken alongside the medications he is using, or should those be stopped. Thanks

    1. SilviyaSilviya

      Dear RT,

      CBD and drug interaction is a serious topic and the answer can really vary depending on the specific condition, stage of the illness or general body chemistry of a person. I would highly recommend talking to a qualified medical practitioner regarding your questions. CBD has shown success when treating Parkinson’s disease, but everyone’s reaction to CBD is different. As a first informative step, I would recommend that you read our article on CBD and Drug Interactions https://nordicoil.com/wiki/cbd-and-drug-interactions/, however, do not base your decision solely on it and consult a professional in order to get a more comprehensive answer.

      I hope I’ve managed to help

      Best regards,
      Silviya from Nordic Oil

  6. AvatarHappiness friday

    My day has had perkinson for 27 yes now and is experiencing hallucination, injuries in the leg that for one month we’ve been battling and he’s on sinemen and arcten but it does not stop it anymore he almost has lost the ability to move any part of his body what CBD dosage would you recommend for him?

    1. SilviyaSilviya

      Dear Happiness friday,

      I am sorry to hear about your dad’s condition. Because everyone’s tolerance and reaction to CBD is different, it is not possible to give an exact dosage.
      The dosage from each product can differ greatly, creating some confusion. Dosage may also be different depending on the percentage of CBD product you are using. On average, 25mg of CBD a day is effective for most people. For strong symptoms, the dosage can be increased slowly over a week until the person feels an improvement. This, of course, is different for every patient and should be monitored.

      We always recommend the step-up method. You start with 1 drop, 3 times a day for 4 days and then increase the amount to 2 drops, 3 times a day in another 4 days. You then increase the dosage to 3 drops, 3 times a day. You can stay at that level if you feel that it’s effective. You can always up-regulate even more, or down-regulate again, if necessary.

      If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact our customer service at +45 89 88 11 19 or at info@nordicoil.dk. They will be more than happy to discuss your question in more detail. For more information, you can also read our article on CBD dosage https://nordicoil.com/wiki/cbd-dosage/

      I hope my answer has been helpful.
      Best regards,
      Silviya from Nordic Oil

  7. Avatarmarilyn

    Is the oil to be taken in conjunction with the traditional Parkinson’s medication…in this case my husband is taking Madopar x 3 times daily.

    1. SilviyaSilviya

      Dear Marilyn,

      I am sorry to hear about your husband’s condition.
      Please see my reply to another user – RT, above. Unfortunately, we cannot give any medical advice, so I would highly recommend you speak to a licensed healthcare practitioner regarding your question.

      I hope I have managed to help.

      Best regards,
      Silviya from Nordic Oil

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