CBD Research - CBD and Parkinson's
HOW DOES CBD WORK FOR PARKINSON'S
50,000 new people a year in the US are scrambling to know.
That's the number of new diagnoses for Parkinson's.
That is what we're up against!
Interesting new research is shedding a light on a potential pathway that CBD is known to directly influence (for the better).
Just recently, an intriguing study found that a person who undergoes an appendectomy has a 20% reduction in risk of getting Parkinson's.
For those who don't know, the appendicitis is where the appendix is removed.
Long thought to be unneeded or to use the scientific term, vestigial organ, researchers finally discovered the purpose of the appendix which lies at a cul-de-sac in the digestive tract.
It was a reservoir of bacteria or gut flora which could re-populate our gut in case the gut bacteria were wiped out (by disease, outside bacteria/viruses, or in modern times...antibiotics!).
The tie with Parkinson's is fascinating.
Why would having this reservoir of bacteria removed cause a REDUCTION in risk for Parkinson's?
Parkinson's after all is affecting neurons deep within the brain.
We'll get into that below but we may need to partially add Parkinson's to the long list of autoimmune diseases.
Get in line!!
Furthermore, why are men more likely to get it than women?
At almost double the ratio!
That points to a hormonal influence and Estrogen has been implicated by research as a protective agent.
Not be glib but the ratio is usually flipped for autoimmune towards women.