CBD and Epilepsy (seizures)?
Let’s see what Molecules, a leading international peer review open journal had to say about it…
The great thing about CBD is that it is non-psychoactive, which means it doesn’t get you high, but the medicinal applications are out of this world. Let’s face it, we all like to indulge in THC every now and then to unwind because it’s health promoting, unlike alcohol. Alcohol not only wreaks havoc on our liver, our immune system, but other organ systems as well. In a world like today, we need health promotion, not health degradation.
So how does CBD help in neurological problems like seizures? CBD (as well as other cannabinoids which assist in this process) act on our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Our ECS consists of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and special enzymes that are responsible for making and breaking down cannabinoids that are located in our Central Nervous System like our brain and spinal cord and in our peripheral nervous system, which are nerves that extend from our brain and spinal cord, innervating almost every cell in our body (Lu, Mackie, 2016).
The beauty of CBD is its effectiveness in treating drug resistant epilepsy, where medications haven’t given certain patients relief, and the results are astonishing (Silvestro, Mammana, Cavalli, Bramanti, Mazzon, 2019).
The study found that CBD had properties that have anti-seizure, antipsychotic, neuroprotective, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, pain relieving, and anti-tumor properties (Silvestro, Mammana, Cavalli, Bramanti, Mazzon, 2019).
CBD was also shown to have other neuroprotective properties that were shown to be beneficial for other neurodegenerative diseases like “…Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s diseases” (Silvestro, Mammana, Cavalli, Bramanti, Mazzon, 2019).
The study stated that these neuroprotective properties were because of CBD anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties (Silvestro, Mammana, Cavalli, Bramanti, Mazzon, 2019).
We have been able to split atoms since 1932. Do you think they didn’t know of the beneficial properties of cannabis and what they held in terms of treatment for different diseases? Of course, they did!!!
What makes me mad is people have suffered for 80+ years because of financial gain and pushing of pharmaceuticals. To make money. It was and never will be about your health. It’s about the money.
*This information is for educational purposes only and simply sharing of the information pertained to this study. No medical advice or claims are being made.
Lu, H. C., & Mackie, K. (2016). An Introduction to the Endogenous Cannabinoid System. Biological psychiatry, 79(7), 516–525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.07.028
Silvestro, S., Mammana, S., Cavalli, E., Bramanti, P., & Mazzon, E. (2019). Use of Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Epilepsy: Efficacy and Security in Clinical Trials. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 24(8), 1459. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24081459