For years, CBD products – CBD oil, CBD capsules, CBD gum – were thought to be purely appetite suppressants. However, recent studies have revealed that these same products can actually reverse many of the symptoms associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy. In fact, it has been shown that CBD products are effective in the treatment of epileptic seizures, as well as in other seizure disorders. Here, we will take a look at the properties of CBD, as well as how it may be beneficial for treating seizures and other seizure related problems.
So, What is CBC? Cannabidiol is an un psychoactive phytocannabinoid found in 1940. It is among the many associated cannabinoids in cannabis plants, and is one of the handful of plant extracts that constitute the chemical composition that constitutes cannabis. The primary means of CBD’s action is via a mechanism of anti-convulsant activity, where it is believed to help slow down the firing of neurons within the temporal cortex, which is where seizure occurs. Additionally, it has been associated with the modulation of GABA (primary inhibitory neuro transmitter), suggesting a potential role for this compound in modulating seizures.
Today, we know much more about CBD than we did just twenty years ago. For example, we now know that CBD is not the epilepsy cure, but it can help patients suffering from other forms of neurological health problems. CBD has been proven to be effective in helping people with intractable epilepsy, chronic pain syndromes, spasticity, and even severe depression. This is because CBD has the ability to reduce the levels of both GABA and glutamate, which are both believed to play a role in the regulation of mood. In addition to its health benefits, CBD is also a popular dietary supplement found in a number of common food products, including chocolate and hemp seeds and oils.
What makes CBD so effective at helping people with neurological health issues is that it acts in the same way that certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin do. In fact, CBD is said to be five times as effective as most prescription medications at controlling mood and anxiety. However, when looking at CBD and epilepsy, you must remember that it is still considered a Schedule II substance, which means it has a high potential for abuse. This is especially true considering that in most instances, it is not made through a pharmaceutical process, but instead made by growing the cannabis plant in an enclosed environment and then harvesting and selling it. Although this method of production is highly regulated by state laws, the fact remains that the plant has to be harvested, processed, and then shipped to various retailers who are then able to sell it for a profit.