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CBD Benefits For Neurological Disorders

This study summary provides fact-based answers about CBD benefits for brain aging diseases.

  • learn exactly how CBD protects the brain from neurodegenerative disorders
  • discover the optimal CBD dosage tested and possible adverse effects
  • find out how this nonintoxicating compound may protect the brain from some effects of aging

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2019 Study: There is evidence for therapeutic effects of CBD on multiple neurological disorders. #cbd #dementia #alzheimers #epilepsy tell a friend


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 Published December 12, 2019




Study Results

There is evidence for therapeutic effects of CBD on multiple neurological disorders including:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson disease
  • Huntington disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • stroke
  • epilepsy
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • traumatic brain injury
  • glioblastoma (1)

CBD is one of the major ways that the endocannabinoid system (a regulatory system in your body) relays signals to maintain the good functioning of critical health systems. (2)



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  • This research is a review of the literature and a discussion of reasons for cannabinoid success and failure in treating neurological disorders.
  • This CBD research explains why cannabinoids have varying effects on neurological disorders and propose that the endocannabinoidome (the larger endocannabinoid signaling system) is the reason for the imprecise effects of treating patients with cannabinoids. (3)


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Keywords: neurological disorder, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy,  glioblastoma.


Cristino L, Bisogno T, Di Marzo V. Cannabinoids and the expanded endocannabinoid system in neurological disorders. Nat Rev Neurol. 2020;16(1):9–29. doi:10.1038/s41582-019-0284-z


Study Authors

 Luigia Cristino

Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

 Tiziana Bisogno

Institute of Translational Pharmacology, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

 Vincenzo Di Marzo

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Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Heart and Lung Research Institute of Université Laval, Québec City, Québec

Institute for Nutrition and Functional Foods, Université Laval, Québec City



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