Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of Dementia, affecting over 4.5 million Americans.
Alzheimer’s disease is a horrible, fatal condition that affects the human brain. It affects the way you think, feel, and act. Symptoms can include memory loss, mood swings, and language trouble. These are just a few of the long list of ways that Alzheimer’s can affect someone with the disease. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are things you can do to ease the struggles.
How CBD Works To Relieve Alzheimer’s
To understand how CBD can help, you first need to know about the ECS or Endocannabinoid system. The ECS is an internal messenger. The two main receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 communicates mostly with neurological functions, while CB2 receptors deal with circulatory functions. When you take CBD, it stimulates the ECS which brings it to homeostasis, so it can properly function. Alzheimer’s disease, along with Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis, is a neurodegenerative disease that can often lead to inflammation. It’s no secret that CBD is a very effective anti-inflammatory supplement so in theory it may slow the progression of the disease. CBD tends to reduce or remove the impact of inflammation, oxygen build up and brain cell decline. CBD also can also help with anxiety and depression which often develops because of Alzheimer’s disease.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for Alzheimer’s, dosing can vary widely depending on the depth of pain you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
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It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.