As one of the fastest growing neurological conditions, Parkinson’s Disease affects approximately 145,000 individuals in the UK alone. But what exactly is Parkinson’s and how can CBD potentially help alleviate its symptoms?\nWhat is Parkinson’s Disease?\nParkinson’s is a progressive condition that affects the brain. People with this condition don’t have enough of the chemical dopamine because some of the dopamine-producing nerve cells in their brains have died. Because dopamine plays a vital role in regulating movement in the body, the reduction of dopamine is responsible for many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s.\nWhile the exact cause of Parkinson’s is still not fully understood, researchers believe it may be a combination of age, genetics, and environmental factors. Men are slightly more likely than women to get Parkinson’s and most people with the condition start experiencing the symptoms when they’re over 50. The symptoms can get worse as the disease progresses and it can become increasingly difficult to carry out everyday activities without assistance. Nevertheless, people may respond well to treatment and only experience mild to moderate disability.\nSymptoms of Parkinson's\nThere are a wide variety of possible symptoms that someone with Parkinson’s may experience, and the condition is different for everyone. The primary symptoms of Parkinson’s are stiff and inflexible muscles, involuntary shaking, and slowness of movement. Other symptoms often experienced by people with Parkinson’s include mild memory problems, loss of sense of smell, issues with balance, insomnia, pain, depression, and anxiety.\nParkinson’s symptoms are often classified as either motor symptoms or non-motor symptoms. Motor symptoms affect your movement and include symptoms such as rigidity, muscle cramps, and tremors. Other symptoms of Parkinson’s that can affect you in ways that may not be easily seen by other people, such as sleep problems and mental health, are referred to as non-motor symptoms.\nTreatment for Parkinson's Symptoms\nWhile there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, there are various treatments available to help manage symptoms. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms and treatment will be specific to your personal situation. Treatment for Parkinson’s include supportive treatments such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy, medication, and in some cases brain surgery called Deep Brain Stimulation.\nDuring the early stages of Parkinson’s, symptoms may be mild, and treatment may not be necessary, but it’s important to schedule regular appointments with a specialist to monitor the progression of the condition. As the disease changes, finding the right treatment plan that is specific to your symptoms can help improve your quality of life and manage the daily impact of Parkinson’s.\nCould CBD Help With the Symptoms?\nAs more individuals living with Parkinson’s look for natural alternatives alongside traditional treatment options, many are trying CBD as a potential supplement for managing some of the symptoms. From insomnia and anxiety, to tremors and pain, people with Parkinson’s are already turning to using CBD in various forms to help with the daily impact of the condition. While more research is needed to fully understand the benefits and risks of using CBD for Parkinson’s, it’s a promising avenue worth exploring for managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s.\nHow to Use CBD if You Have Parkinson’s\nTo help support stiff muscles caused by Parkinson’s, you can try gently rubbing CBD Balms and Body Oils into the affected area. Our EASE 300mg CBD Muscle Balm has been specially formulated to ease and soothe aches and pains. Simply massage the restorative blend of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Camphor and Arnica into any stiff muscles throughout the day.\nIf you have Parkinson’s and are experiencing sleep problems, CBD Oil can be used as part of a regular pre-sleep routine to help you relax mind and body and, in turn, maintain a positive sleep cycle. Try taking CBD approximately 30 minutes before bed and combine it with a pre-bedtime activity such as a warm and relaxing bath, stretching, or meditation. A few drops of our REST 500mg | 5.5% or 1000mg | 11% CBD Oil Drops can help ensure that you are in the right state of mind before going to bed. As well as Lavender, Valerian and Bergamot, this particular CBD Oil also contains Vitamin B5, which can help reduce tiredness and fatigue.*\nPeople living with Parkinson’s may often experience anxiety. When combined with other wellness routines such as a walk, yoga, or meditation, CBD is known to help calm your body and mind. For those who are new to CBD, Grass and Co.’s best-selling CALM 5.5% | 500mg CBD Oil is a great starting point. This CBD Oil product contains a relaxing blend of CBD, Mint, Chamomile and Ashwagandha that gives it a deliciously smooth and natural flavour. The unique botanical formulation is further enhanced with Vitamins B6 \u0026amp; B12 to help support mental performance and relaxation throughout the day. **\nWhen first using CBD Oil, we recommend slowly and steadily building your dosage every day. Starting with a lower dose and listening to your body allows you to assess how much CBD to take.\nGrass \u0026amp; Co. and its materials are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. The information and products presented on this site are not intended for medical use nor do they make any medical claims. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programmes.\n*Contains Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.\n**Contains Vitamins B6 and B12 which contribute to normal psychological function.\n \nRead more about CBD.