A clinical trial will get under way in the UK next year to study the how effective cannabidiol can be in treating hallucinations and delusions in patients living with Parkinson’s Disease. There are already a number of examples showing that CBD oil can help Parkinson’s patients with regards to their shaking, here’s a great video illustrating that.
“There are many unanswered questions about the value of CBD for people with Parkinson’s, but this trial will help us to determine whether it can help with the debilitating symptoms of hallucinations and delusions,” said Dr Arthur Roach, Director of Research at Parkinson’s UK. “If successful, this trial could result in people with Parkinson’s being able to access a regulated medicine, rather than reverting to expensive unregulated supplements that haven’t been monitored for their effectiveness.”
The study will begin with a six-week pilot to determine the optimal dose of oral CBD capsules. During this phase, participants will take doses of up to 1,000 mg/day. This stage will be followed by 120 people with Parkinson’s-related psychosis participating in a 12-week double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
A recent survey that was conducted by the organisation showed a strong interest among those living with Parkinson’s in medical cannabis generally. 59% hadn’t used cannabis-derived products previously, but would consider use to control their symptoms. 26% had used cannabis-derived products and 16% are currently using them. The most commonly used product those living with Parkinson’s consume is CBD oil.
Fascinating stuff, as rates rise it’s important that more people with this disease become aware of the healing powers of CBD. Ultimately, the best way to know what’s in your medicine is to grow your own, that’s where we come in. So if you live in Canada, be sure to check out our website!