CBD Oil For Seizures And Epilepsy
The main reason why CBD became so popular is the result of its effectiveness in treating seizures, specifically in children. You’ve probably even seen the story on the news – a child is plagued with constant seizures and taking dozens of medications to try and stop the seizures – none of which work until they try some CBD tinctures and then boom! No more seizures
Epilepsy, seizure disorders affect more than 50 million people worldwide. Because seizure disorders cannot be cured, they are typically treated with cocktail of prescription medication like sedatives, anticonvulsants, and nerve pain medication. The trouble with all this medication it is not guaranteed to help and often carries with it a long list of side effects, which can really hamper one’s quality of life. This is why so many people, including children, have turned to CBD for natural, plant-based relief from seizures and epilepsy. Whether you suffer from general epilepsy or a specific disease like Dravet syndrome, CBD can greatly reduce the number of seizures you experience with minimal side effects.
Several 2013 studies surveyed the parents of children suffering from treatment-resistant epilepsy. The survey explored the use of CBD as a form of alternative treatment for children suffering from epilepsy. “Thirteen children had Dravet syndrome, four had Doose syndrome, and one each had Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and idiopathic epilepsy. The average number of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) tried before using cannabidiol-enriched cannabis was 12. Sixteen (84%) of the 19 parents reported a reduction in their child's seizure frequency while taking cannabidiol-enriched cannabis. Of these, two (11%) reported complete seizure freedom, eight (42%) reported a greater than 80% reduction in seizure frequency, and six (32%) reported a 25-60% seizure reduction. Other beneficial effects included increased alertness, better mood, and improved sleep.”
A 2012 study evaluated CBD’s effect on animals suffering from seizures. CBD reduced both the number of animals suffering from seizures as well as the number of deaths as a result of seizures. “These results extend the anticonvulsant profile of CBD; when combined with a reported absence of psychoactive effects, this evidence strongly supports CBD as a therapeutic candidate for a diverse range of human epilepsies.”