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CBD oil for multiple sclerosis (MS): experience & dosage [7 effects]

Do you know people with multiple sclerosis, or are you struggling with the disease yourself? Then you've come to the right place. We explain how the natural active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) does Influence the course of MS in a positive way could.

What do studies and experiences say? How do I dose CBD in MS? Which CBD oil is right for me? We'll tell you whether and how you can increase your quality of life as an MS patient with CBD oil.

Interview: CBD oil for multiple sclerosis (MS)

In this interview, Kerstin tells us about her experience with the use of CBD oil for MS. She runs the “ichbleibeich_trotzms” channel on Instagram in order to offer like-minded people a point of contact for exchange and help.

The Effects of CBD Oil on MS [7 Ways]

Cannabidiol is a natural active ingredient, which is why - unlike pharmaceuticals - each body react differently can. Or not at all. It acts on the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for the balance in your body.

Typical effects include:

As you can imagine, the last point in particular is crucial. Because as mentioned above, multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the nervous system.

Sleep, which is often impaired by pain, can also be supported. In the resting phase, your body regenerates, why good sleep is extremely important is.

A study from 2013 (1)M Mecha et al., Cannabidiol provides long-lasting protection against the deleterious effects of inflammation in a viral model of multiple sclerosis: a role for A2A receptors, 2013 showed that CBD can improve multiple sclerosis by reducing the symptoms of the inflammatory process .

You don't have to worry about getting high. Cannabidiol comes from the cannabis plant, but in Germany it may contain a maximum of 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is responsible for the often undesirable high state.

The following 7 symptoms of MS CBD oil could alleviate and support your therapy:

1. CBD can reduce spasticity and relieve cramps

Muscle spasms are a common problem in multiple sclerosis. This is not infrequently accompanied by severe pain, which severely affects the life of those affected.

The reason for this may be an insufficient effect of the messenger substance GABA, the release of which - like that of serotonin - is often increased, which leads to increased muscle cramps. Endocannabinoids can this Regulate the process or support positively, which is why CBD plays an important role here.

It acts directly on the endocannabinoid system (part of the nervous system). This enables a calming and pain relieving effectwhich is particularly beneficial for spasticity and cramps.

2. CBD can curb MS fatigue attacks

The typical MS fatigue attacks describe phases in which MS patients struggle with considerable weakness and rapid exhaustion.

CBD works differently depending on the body. Partly stimulating, partly calming. The stimulating effect is just right for a typical MS fatigue attack.

3. CBD can be calming

Restful sleep is essential for recovery and regeneration. This is not infrequently affected by MS. The calming effects of CBD come in handy here. Be it about to come down, or finally again sleep through the night to be able to.

4. CBD can relieve depression

Restricted life and constant pain, circumstances that nobody wants. Those who let this get them down can quickly fall into depression. It is important to counteract this as quickly as possible.

CBD is used more and more specifically for depression. Sometimes with amazing results. Reason are antidepressant like properties and the proven effect on the Serotonin levels.

5. CBD can relieve pain

A study by the Italian Messina University from 2018 (2)Epifanio Mondello et al., Cannabinoids and spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of failed back surgery syndrome refractory pain, 2018, has already proven the positive benefits of CBD for pain.

Experience from independent sources also supports this. Pain is one of the most common reasons for taking CBD.

6. CBD can have an immunosuppressive effect

Among other things, MS affects the immune system. This can lead to overreactions, which have negative consequences as a result. CBD can help with this To alleviate overreactions, as the endocannabinoid system is related to the immune system.

7. CBD can counteract the Uhthoff phenomenon

If the body temperature rises, for example on hot summer days, around 80% of MS patients suffer from the Uhthoff phenomenon. It acts like a “normal” thrust, but flattens out when the body returns to normal temperature.

For example, CBD can increase heat levels Blood pressure lower and thereby helps the body to return to normal temperature. CBD also binds to the TRPV-1 receptor, which is known to be the Regulate body temperature.

Taking CBD for Multiple Sclerosis

The most popular ingestion method is CBD oil. It is easy and uncomplicated to take, which is particularly important in everyday life.

CBD oil should taken daily so that the body can slowly get used to the active ingredient. Whether you take all the drops in the morning, in the evening or spread out throughout the day depends on your personal preference and how CBD affects your body.

You will after taking it relaxed and tired, the evening better is suitable. Experience the feeling of alertness and energy, the morning is perfect. The motto - try it out.

The oil is most effective when you use it 15-30 minutes after a meal take. Parts of the active ingredient can be lost on an empty stomach. CBD is fat-soluble and is better absorbed by the addition.

Do you still have any questions? Our CBD intake article explains you!

CBD MS dosage - this is to be considered

The ideal dosage of CBD oil for multiple sclerosis varies from person to person, because everyone's body function is individual. We are talking about a natural active ingredient and not a drug from the pharmaceutical industry.

But how many CBD drops in MS should I take? It is recommended with 1-3 drops per day to start and the dosage slowly increaseuntil you get the best effect. One can manage with 3 drops of a 5% oil, the other needs 20 drops a day.

It takes a little patience and time to find your ideal CBD oil dosage for MS.

The following dosage method has proven itself with thousands of users:

  1. 2 drops daily with a 5% CBD oil (with the CBD MS dosage we recommend a 10% oil)
  2. Stick to the initial dose for 3 days, so do not increase it from day to day
  3. During this time, observe exactly how the body reacts (tip: take notes)
  4. A basic level of CBD is gradually built up in the body
  5. Draw a conclusion every 3 days:
    1. Once the desired effect has been achieved, the daily dosage should be maintained.
    2. If the desired effect has not yet been achieved, then increase the dosage by 1 drop.

This 3-day check-up and the increase in dosage should be carried out until the desired effect has occurred and the optimal dose has been found (can take a few weeks).

In our CBD dosage article you will not only find more information, but also an exclusive intake plan to download.

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CBD oil multiple sclerosis experiences - that's what users say

There is a wealth of experience from independent sources that supports the benefits of CBD in MS and other diseases. The following effects are usually reported:

  • less pain or even completely gone
  • more restful sleep (very important)
  • fitter and more concentrated in everyday life

So that you can get the best possible picture, we have selected a handful of experiences. These come either from our community, Facebook groups or forums.

CBD oil MS experiences:

Claudia:

I have been taking 10% CBD oil for about 6 months. My sleep problems are a thing of the past and I feel fitter, more focused and more balanced throughout the day.

Facebook

Manfred:

I also have ms, cdb helped me my pain in the lower back is gone 🙏

Facebook

Jacqueline:

A warm hello to everyone

I have been an MS patient for 1.5 years and came to CBD oil in a roundabout way ... I am very satisfied with it !!!!

Facebook

Kris:

The customer took it with her on a trial basis for her father (MS, long-term pain in the trigeminal neuralgia). With tears in her eyes, she reported that after 5 drops her father !!! was pain-free for the first time in years 😍

Facebook

You can find more such CBD oil multiple sclerosis experiences in the Facebook group Cannabook, for example. Here the participants exchange ideas about various CBD topics and areas of application almost daily.

Of course, you can also simply search for such reports yourself. A search on Google for "CBD oil reviews MS" will provide you with some relevant hits.

Which CBD oil should I buy from MS?

Full-spectrum oils are best. This contains many other valuable active ingredients from the hemp plant. The interplay of these is called the “entourage effect”.

As a start, we recommend a 10% oil. Higher dosed oils are particularly unsuitable for beginners.

You should consider the following things when buying:

  • EU hemp with a THC content of less than 0.2%
  • Testimonials from independent sources
  • CBD content should be explicitly mentioned (many only sell hemp oil)

Side effects of CBD in multiple sclerosis

Ingestion can lead to side effects, if only Rare. The reason for this is often inferior products or Interactions with other drugs. Insofar as side effects occur, these are usually very minor and disappear again after a period of getting used to or discontinuing the product. These include:

  • fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Low blood pressure
  • slight nausea

Possible side effects of conventional drugs:

Important: CBD is by no means a substitute for traditional MS treatment. We just see it as a possible addition. Be it to combat the actual disease or to alleviate possible side effects of the drugs. If you are considering using CBD, we definitely advise you to consult a doctor you trust. Especially to avoid possible interactions.

In our CBD side effects article you will find the most common possible triggers to date, tips on counteracting them and information on interactions.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

MS is a chronic inflammatory disease Autoimmune disease and affects the nervous system. It usually shows its first signs between the ages of 20 and 40. Children are rarely affected. Despite years of research, the most accurate Cause unclear. Previous results suggest infections, vitamin D deficiency or genetic predispositions - these are only assumptions, however.

Symptoms include:

  • Musculoskeletal disorder
  • muscle pain
  • persistent weakness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Spasticity

and many more.

So far there is no cure for MS. It can only be slowed down with medication. There are also numerous Alleviate symptoms or even eliminate themwhich can massively improve the quality of life of those affected. But the side effects of these drugs can be severe - this is where CBD comes in.

Expert opinion from naturopath Dirk-Rüdiger Noschinski on the use of CBD in MS

“My practice has been working with patients suffering from autoimmunopathies since it was founded in 1994, and I have published articles on this in various naturopathic journals. By far the largest group are multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers in all stages of the disease.

Treatment is carried out with a multimodal therapy concept that is very individually tailored to the sick person and their specific situation, since in my experience as well as in my firm belief there is no "one size fits all" therapy for MS.

Since the endocannabinoid system is dysregulated in MS (Centonze 2007), which among other things means that its neuroprotective effects only function to a limited extent (Shohami 2006), CBD oil is one of the substances more frequently used in MS in my practice. Among other things, because I have found it to be a good support in the treatment of MS-related spasticity again and again.

My empirical observation is also supported by the mouse model (Baker 2000). More common positive effects that I see in my practice when using CBD oil in the treatment of MS patients are better sleep and a reduced susceptibility to stress. Stress can be an important trigger in the worsening of MS symptoms, so it should not be underestimated.

Dirk-Rüdiger Noschinski, alternative practitioner (www.der-naturheilpraktiker.de)(3)http://www.der-naturheilpraktiker.de "

What do studies say about the possible effects of CBD on MS?

In order to give you a clear overview of the current study situation, we have selected a handful and wrote down the quintessence for you. Studies mentioned above in the text are not repeated here.

1. Can CBD Counteract the Development of Experimental Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? (2017 study)

The results represent an interesting discovery about the regulation of the PI3K / Akt / mTOR pathway through the administration of cannabidiol, which could be a new potential therapeutic target for the treatment of MS. "(4)Sabrina Giacoppo et al., Target regulation of PI3K / Akt / mTOR pathway by cannabidiol in treatment of experimental multiple sclerosis, 2017

2. Effects of CBD on microglial activation in MOG-immunized animals and on MOG-specific T-cell proliferation. (2011 study)

Here the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was induced in C57BL / 6 mice, which serves as a model for multiple sclerosis.

Treatment with CBD during the onset of the disease improved the severity of the clinical signs of EAE. This effect of CBD was associated with reduced axonal damage and inflammation as well as microglial activation and T-cell recruitment in the spinal cord of MOG-injected mice. In addition, CBD inhibited MOG-induced T cell proliferation in vitro at both low and high concentrations of the myelin antigen.(5)Ewa Kozela et al., Cannabidiol inhibits pathogenic T cells, decreases spinal microglial activation and ameliorates multiple sclerosis ‐ like disease in C57BL / 6 mice, 2011

We will regularly add valuable studies to this part. So it is worth looking into the article every now and then.

Our conclusion and recommended CBD oils for MS

Especially with a disease like MS, even the smallest glimmer of hope can be welcomed with open arms. CBD may not be able to defeat the disease, but it has the power to make the way, your way, a lot more pleasant.

For many classic MS symptoms, CBD oil has established itself as a valuable aid in the treatment. However, the current state of studies is still very thin, so there are mainly indications of an effect only from practicalexperience. CBD is not a miracle cure and will not vanish your problems overnight.

If you are unsure or are taking other medication, we recommend that you consult a doctor you trust before taking it.

Feel free to share your previous or future experience in the comment section so that like-minded people can participate and exchange ideas.

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FAQ

Which CBD oil dosage for MS?

We recommend a dosage of 3 drops per day. If nothing changes after 3 days, the dosage can be increased slowly.

More details on what the ideal CBD dosage looks like: CBD dosage

Which CBD oil for MS?

For MS, we recommend a 10% CBD oil. After the correct dosage has been found, the concentration can be increased.

You can find a list of suitable CBD oils here: Buy CBD oil

Can CBD oil be prescribed by a doctor?

Yes, CBD oil can be prescribed by a doctor. However, this happens very rarely.

You can find more information on prescribing CBD oil here: CBD on prescription

Cornelius De Luca

Hey My name is Cornelius De Luca. I have been part of the CBD360 team since 2016 and act as editor-in-chief.A few years ago I came into contact with the topic of CBD due to health problems and have been passionate about the active ingredient ever since. In addition to writing, my interests also include fitness, personal development, psychology and podcasts.