A report posted on Medscape Medical News from the Child Neurology Society talks about a cannabidiol study that showed positive results in treating children with intractable epilepsy, shining further light on the use of CBD as a treatment for seizure disorders and giving hope to sufferers of such disorders. As evidence mounts for the medicinal use of cannabis and CBD compounds, more patients will be able to access much needed medicine. Luckily for those interested in CBD supplements, they are available legally in the US as products made from industrial hemp sources. Such CBD supplements are not in violation of the Controlled Substances Act due to the fact that they are created from imported industrial hemp with no THC content.
A study was performed with children and young adults to test the effect of cannabidiol treatment on seizure activity. The results showed that by the end of the study, most patients had experienced at least some reduction in seizure activity, with some others showing dramatic improvement. The effects were temporary for a few of the test subjects, but others had long lasting effects from the CBD treatment that lasted throughout the six month study.
The scientists did warn that the study was limited due to some self reporting of results and the fact that CBD positive information has flooded the media. Families are eager for the treatment to work since they have heard so many good things about CBD, and the researchers have acknowledged the limits of the study. The positive results indicate the the field of cannabidiol study is ripe for more advanced research.
The study spanned six months and included children and young adults that have varying types of seizures including Dravet syndrome, epilepsy due to brain toxicity, generalized seizure activity, early onset seizures and others. The most dramatic changes occurred in a patient who was diagnosed with epilepsy secondary to brain toxicity from leukemia. Some Dravet’s syndrome patients experienced a dramatic change in seizures, but only temporarily. A few side effects were reported such as diarrhea and nausea and vomiting. The grassy natural taste was found offensive to some patients. The study issued doses to the patients starting at 2 MG CBD per day working up to tolerance point or 25 MG per day.
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