Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease today. Families and patients suffering with epilepsy are using CBD Hemp as a natural alternative treatment to anti-seizure medications. Learn about dosing and CBD benefits of reduced seizures, increased alertness, improved behavior, better mood, improved sleep, anti-anxiety and anti-stress.
Parents and patients are seeking an alternative for treatment-resistant epilepsy and severe childhood epilepsy characterized by frequent seizures, neuro-developmental delays, and impaired quality of life. A number of studies over the last two decades have reported that CBD (cannabidiol-enriched cannabis) has anti-seizure activity, reducing the severity of seizures. In addition, there have been a number of case studies and anecdotal reports suggesting that CBD may be effective in treating children with drug-resistant epilepsy.
CBD (cannabidiol) derived from the Hemp plant not the marijuana plant. CBD is non euphoric and cannot make you high. The majority of statistics today are shared by parents and patients with their physicians.
CBD is extracted from the hemp plant (not the marijuana plant.) Components of cannabis called cannabinoids, activate specific receptors throughout the body to produce pharmacologic effects, partly in the central nervous system and the immune system.
- Epilepsy affects people of all ages. Clinical research (including both cell culture and animal models) have shown CBD to have a range of effects to be therapeutically useful to include anti-seizure, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-tumor, anti-psychotic, and anti-anxiety.
- CBD is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in the cannabis plant. Unlike the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce euphoria or intoxication.
How CBD Works
Cannabinoids have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body: the CB1 receptor, found on neurons and glial cells in various parts of the brain, and the CB2 receptor, found mainly in the body’s immune system.
CBD Forms and Dosing
CBD can be taken in a variety of ways to include oil tincture with a dropper under the tongue, easy to swallow gel capsules, vape pen or as a topical cream for bruising, aches, pains and skin irritations.
Begin with 10mg of CBD per day in the am. Increase by adding a dose of 10mg to your bedtime routine. Adjust as needed. Results have been reported 48 hours up to 14 days. Always communicate with your physician and never stop seizure medications abruptly.
U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration
Currently, there are more than 100 researchers registered with the FDA to conduct CBD research on humans. The DEA and FDA believe that scientifically valid and well controlled clinical trials conducted under investigation and new drug applications is the proper way to research all potential new medicines including cannabis.
Information has been collected through publications by Project CBD, National Library of Medicine Institute of Health and Drug Abuse.
From LANDOVER, MD, June 25, 2018 — We are pleased about the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to approve EPIDIOLEX®(cannabidiol-CBD) oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two epilepsy syndromes known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in patients two years of age or older. Read article.