Researchers believe that CBD can act as a neuroprotective compound. It can help reduce damage to the nervous system and brain and also stimulate the development and growth of neurons. Temporary or permanent damage to the nervous system may be caused by several factors such as:
- Genetic disorders;
- Autoimmune disorders;
- Traumatic shock;
- Oxidative stress.
The benefits of using CBD to repair and protect from such damage have not gone unnoticed. CBD has a number of therapeutic properties that are useful for strokes, head injuries and diseases and injuries of the spinal cord. The neuroprotective properties of CBD have also shown promising results in treating and limiting the progression of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic sclerosis. Nowaday, there is evidence that CBD can also be used to prevent damage of cells and the nervous system, as well as to heal them.
Several studies have shown that CBD treatment has improved the quality of life and sleep of people with Parkinson’s disease. Moreover, animal and test-tube studies have shown that CBD can also reduce inflammation and help prevent neurodegeneration caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It is important to note that some people in these studies experienced adverse reactions associated with treatment that used CBD, such as fever, cramps, and fatigue.