CBD: A miracle hemp extract for seizures

CBD or cannabidiol, usually extracted from hemp or cannabis has many life-enhancing properties. A synthetic version of CBD is also brewed that has low THC levels but high CBD levels.

One of the best results of CBD oil usage has been observed in people who suffer from seizures. Now it is reported that the pharmaceutical CBD produces much better results in children and teenagers especially.

This was revealed in the preliminary studies, which will be revealed at the American Academy of Neurology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. It is scheduled to be held from April 25 to May 1, 2020. The researchers state that children and teens taking artisanal CBD showed an alarming 70% increase in seizures. However, those taking prescription CBD had a 39% reduction in seizures.

According to Nathan Cohen, a researcher, the difference in seizure control is dramatic and is definitely of concern since many people continue to use artisanal CBD. Cohen, however, admitted that the current research faced a limitation since it was carried on s small sample size was small.  He stressed the need for more research to be encouraged in this domain with larger sample size.

CBD is stress relieved and helps patients suffering from seizures and epileptic attacks. It is a component of cannabis that possesses anti-seizure properties. It must be clarified here that pharmaceutical CBD does not get you “High’’. Cannabis that get people high has potent elements like the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

The pharmaceutical version of CBD meant as an anti-seizure treatment does not contain THC.

The medicinal CBS is FDA approved for use in two severe forms of childhood epilepsy, namely Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This kind of epilepsy has a history of not respond well to well to other medications.

The artisanal version of CBD is produced by adopting various techniques. However, this CBD will always contain variable amounts of CBD and THC.