How can CBD help Epilepsy?

CBD oil has been shown to dramatically stop and slow seizures in its tracks

Out of all of the many medicinal uses of CBD, using it for seizure control has shown some of the most spectacular and well-publicized results. It is dramatic and potentially life threatening when a person, especially an infant or child, has a grand mal epileptic seizure. After administration of the proper dose of medical-grade, plant-based CBD medicine, for many patients seizures are greatly reduced and in some cases stop altogether. Studies vary on the efficacy rate (see more information later in this section), but many experience a reduction in frequency, intensity, and duration of seizures.

CBD shows the most promising results among the cannabinoids studied for seizure control, but some types of seizures appear to respond better to higher ratios of THC. Research indicates that the effects of CB1 receptor signaling on seizures are related to the way in which specific cannabinoids interact with the receptor, as either agonist or antagonist. 403 In a 2015 open-label study of 162 pediatric epilepsy patients at centers across the United States, researchers administered CBD at a rate of 4– 10 mg/ lb per day and up-titrated until intolerance or to a maximum

 

In a study presented in 2016 of 201 children with epilepsy using high-CBD oils, with doses recommended by Dr. Bonni Goldstein, 68 percent of epileptic patients had greater than 50 percent improvement and 15 percent are seizure free. Over 40 percent of those studied were able to reduce or totally eliminate pharmaceutical drugs. 404 Positive side effects included improved energy, mood, and sleep; improved appetite and focus; and reduced ER visits and hospitalizations. Negative side effects included drowsiness and diarrhea.

 

A 2016 retrospective study of seventy-four pediatric patients in Israeli clinics found that 89 percent reported a reduction in seizure load with CBD therapy. Five patients reported aggravated seizures.

Leinow, Leonard; Birnbaum, Juliana. CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medicinal Cannabis--Healing without the High (p. 164). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.

Buying Guide

 What questions to ask when deciding on a CBD Oil 

1. HOW IS THE OIL EXTRACTED? 

✓ Subcritical Co2 Extraction - most expensive, non-toxic, extremely efficient, ensures highly potent, pure extract.


X Liquid Solvents (butane, isopropyl alcohol, hexane, ethanol), most common method, simple and inexpensive, plant is soaked and heated, commonly used for vape products, destroys beneficial plant waxes, often bitter taste, can leave traces of impurities in the finished oil.

X Olive Oil - simple and inexpensive, heated for extended amount of time, oil cannot be concentrated using this method so a large quantity is required for medicinal benefits, highly perishable, should be stored in cold, dark place.


2. IS IT ORGANICALLY CERTIFIED ?


No CBD product can officially be certified organic. However, the hemp is grown in organic soil and tests free of all heavy metals, mold, chemicals and pesticides.

3. IS THE ENTIRE PLANT USED?


Whole Plant/Full Spectrum - taken from the flowers, stem, stalks and leaves, this means ALL the available cannabinoids within the plant are present, the way nature intended. When all the cannabinoids work together, you experience the beneficial 'entourage' effect, working synergistically to provide the most beneficial properties. This is why the blend has numerous cannabinoids, CBD, CBDV, CBN, and CBD and not just CBD. This is also why ‘The Blend’ contains over 60 medical terpenes!


X Isolate - compounds are extracted and/or separated from each other, it does have anti-inflammatory benefits, but does not have the medicinal quality and value of a full spectrum oil, often marketed as '99% pure CBD. A lot of isolate is making its way into North America via China and can be synthetic. Isolate is heavily processed as it is the third and final step in an extraction process.


4. WHAT CARRIER OIL IS USED? 


Hemp seed oil is the carrier oil, using and encompassing the entire plant. When using all aspects of the plant, this increases the synergy. Hemp seed oil is derived from the seed and has nutritional benefits.

5. WHY ARE TERPENES IMPORTANT?

Terpenes are a crucial part of the plant, they are just as powerful at delivering properties as cannabinoids. Click here to read about the benefits of terpenes and the terpenes found in ‘The Blend’.


X No terpenes = Not a full spectrum plant.

@2018,The Holistic Health Genius Copyright

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle

Follow Me