There are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting Huntington’s disease.
Huntington’s disease is a deadly neurogenic condition that deteriorates nerve cells in the brain caused by a genetic mutation. The mutation takes place within the Huntington protein which works by preserving the brain’s neurons. This can include symptoms such as slurred speech, difficulty in swallowing, significant weight loss, personality changes, mood swings, depression, forgetfulness, impaired judgment and involuntary movements (Chorea). Currently there is no cure for Huntington’s; the best way to alleviate it is by treating the symptoms with a cocktail of pharmaceuticals and lots of therapy to maintain what movement you can. More and more people today want to stay away from taking prescriptions or at least take as little as possible because of the risk of harsh side effects
How CBD Works To Relieve Huntington’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 the CB2 receptors deal with circulatory functions. When you take CBD, it stimulates our ECS which brings it to homeostasis, so it can properly function. CBD has neuro-protective properties and is a natural antioxidant. This means that CBD has the potential to protect against neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and even Parkinson’s. Anxiety and depression are huge factors when suffering from Huntington’s disease. It can be mental torture trying to cope with these symptoms. CBD can be an effective alternative supplement to treat anxiety and depression because it can directly release serotonin (similar to pharmaceuticals like SSRI’s) making you feel less anxious and depressed.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for Huntington’s, dosing can vary widely depending on the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to supplement or possibly 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.