In this post, we are going to talk about CBD oil and epilepsy. It is a sad truth that prescription anti-epileptic drugs often don’t work or don’t work well. Moreover, these pharmaceuticals often produce detrimental side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, and difficulty concentrating. Some epileptics have so much trouble controlling their seizures, they actually resort to brain surgery and electrical stimulation devices implanted in their brain. Unfortunately, these extreme techniques often fail too. This is why so many epileptics and parents of children with epilepsy turn to alternative methods outside of traditional medicine. In fact, it has been reported by many that their doctor “unofficially” suggested they try CBD rich cannabis, and CBD oil specifically, to reduce and control their seizures. Many epileptics have reported a very high success rate using hemp CBD oil.
It is important to note that CBD does NOT have a psychoactive effect, i.e. it does not make you high. The chemical in marijuana that is responsible for the psychoactive effect is THC, not CBD or any other cannabinoid found in high quality full spectrum CBD oil. CBD oil has only tiny traces of THC, generally not even enough to show up on a drug test. For most parents dealing with a child who is having frequent auras and seizures, this is comforting news. They can feel comfortable giving their child CBD oil without making them high! This allows a child to take this beneficial supplement before school and still perform well. In fact, it is widely reported that taking CBD oil improves cognitive abilities significantly. Furthermore, an adult with epilepsy can generally take these drops while at work or when driving without worrying about getting high, drowsy, or inattentive.
It is, of course, embarrassing for a child to have a seizure at school and for an adult to have one at work. Kids with epilepsy often get tormented by bullies and jeered by others when they have seizures in public view. Discrimination on the job is common as well among epileptics. CBD oil has helped many people overcome these issues and end up thriving at school or work.
While marijuana is still illegal in most states, Hemp CBD oil is not! You can purchase it online and have it shipped across state lines to all 50 states and many countries with no problems. The most hassle free way of getting CBD oil into your system quickly is to place a few drops under your tongue, hold it there a minute or longer, and then swallow it. This can easily be made part of anyone’s daily routine.
Because Hemp CBD oil is completely legal in all 50 states, there has been a flurry of research on CBD’s effect on epilepsy. In one study, a Facebook survey was given to the parents of children with severe epilepsy. The results from those parents whose child had received an official diagnosis and were already using cannabidiol-enriched cannabis on their child were published in Epilepsy & Behavior in December 2013. You can find the report: HERE. The published results should be very encouraging with parents struggling with this issue:
A. 84 percent (16 parents) reported a reduction in seizure frequency in their child taking cannabidiol (CBD)-enriched cannabis.
B. 11 percent (2 parents) reported that their child’s seizures had completely stopped.
C. 42 precent (8 parents) reported that more than 80 percent of their child’s seizures had stopped.
D. 32 percent (6 parents) reported more a 25-60 percent reduction in seizures in their child.
E. Parents also reported that their children slept better, were more mentally alert, and were in a better mood.
This was after these parents had tried on average twelve prescription drugs! Although the emotion is not reported in scientific studies, we can image the “hallelujah moment” these parents felt!
We hope this information on CBD oil and epilepsy was both inspiring and informative. You can browse through our line of CBD oil products here. You can also learn about why our CBD oil is of the highest quality here.
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