Multiple Sclerosis Overview
A rare and incurable disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects less than 200,000 people in the U.S. annually. Symptoms ranging from vision loss and pain to fatigue and impaired coordination often makes life with MS unpredictable and even disabling. The duration and severity of symptoms vary with each person; however, many struggle through a lifetime with intense chronic symptoms that never fade.
As a natural alternative to prescription and over-the-counter medication, CBD has continued to gain popularity. In 2013, researchers at the Cajal Institute in Madrid experimented with animal models and cell cultures to identify that CBD both reversed inflammatory responses and provided successful protection from the effects of multiple sclerosis. After 10 days of CBD treatment, mice had improved motor skills and displayed considerable progress in their overall condition. With this information, scientists were able to conclude that CBD can potentially reduce many symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.