CBD for motor problems in dementia?

"I have read this: (copy paste)

‘To treat movement problems (Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s, dementia): 3 to 5 mg of CBD oil per pounds of body weight daily. If you weigh 150 lbs, that would be 450 to 750 mg daily. ‘

Do you know anything about this? My mother has dementia and is loosing the ability to walk. I give her about 200 mg of cbd and it works fantastic for her agitation and anxiety but she walks even less now. Should increase the dose? any sugestion?"

You do not say where that quote comes from and I want to be clear that there is no medical literature defining CBD doses for ANYTHING. CBD is remarkably benign in the human body and there are essentially no reports of toxicity, but at the same time there is no body of clinical studies defining a dosage range for any condition. Most reports of using CBD for various conditions are basically anecdotal, and the kind of dose-response information you are seeking is still folk medicine, not based on medical science. It is also not clear to me what other factors might be affecting you mother’s ambulation, so the best I can suggest is that increasing the CBD dose is unlikely to cause any adverse effects and if the lack of walking is from CBD related sedation her response will likely be to walk less. If it helps, then I would not be concerned about a modest increase in dose unless other symptoms appear.


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