Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease that robs individuals of their independence and overall quality of life. Here in the Greater Delaware Valley, over 14,000 individuals are affected by MS with more than 2.1 million affected worldwide. The National MS Society through its network of chapters across the U.S. is leading the movement to stop MS in its tracks, restore function lost to the disease and end MS forever.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. People with MS are usually diagnosed between the ages of 20-50 and face unpredictable symptoms that can include numbness, blurred vision, paralysis and blindness.

As we celebrate National MS Awareness Week, March 11-17, the Society encourages all local residents to reach out to their personal connections and ask them to join the movement against MS.

It has been discovered that cannabinoids reduce neuroinflammation with AMPA-induced excitotoxicity, as evaluated within multiple sclerosis. It has also been discovered that cannabigerol will alleviate neuroinflammation in multiple sclerosis. Cannabidiol has also demonstrated antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects 

Those who are qualified for taking cannabinoids with this condition can utilize a variety of product types for relief from smokable form, extracts, vaporizing, tinctures, lotions, drinkables and edibles.