Cannabinol, otherwise known as CBD, has been reported to help with numerous health-related ailments. With claims of CBD helping with conditions like PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, pain, and much more, it's understandable to see why people are so curious about the stuff.
CBD is also reported by users to not have any harmful side-effects, making it a popular choice for people on medications that can have both negative short-term and long-term effects.
The list of conditions that CBD has been reported to help with always seems to be growing. Talk about CBD oil being used to help manage the symptoms associated with ADHD has been one of the latest discussions.
Typically, people who suffer from ADHD are recommended medications for retaining focus. ADHD medications like Adderall have been reported to contain chemicals that are also found in methamphetamine. Adderall can have negative long-term effects like Heart Disease, heart palpitations, insomnia, weight loss, hyperactivity, and more.
Millions of children and adults regularly consume Adderall to help with their focusing. There is still research needed, but CBD oil could be the answer for people who suffer from ADHD and want a more natural way to combat their symptoms.
More on CBD
For those of you who aren't familiar with CBD, here's the quick scoop. CBD is an active property called a cannabinoid. Experts believe that there are over 100 cannabinoids that exist in the cannabis plant. CBD is a cannabinoid that has significant health and wellness benefits without the intoxicating effects.
The cannabinoid that is responsible for getting you "high," is THC, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol.
The cannabis research out there is still slim, so as time goes on, we can only hope and expect that cannabinoids other than CBD and THC, will get the attention they deserve.
CBD & ADHD
In an article by, Medical News Today, they state that:
“CBD oil might not be a treatment for ADHD, but it may help with managing specific symptoms that many people experience.
Some people with ADHD struggle with anxiety, which can make their symptoms worse. There is minor evidence to show that CBD oil may help with symptoms of anxiety.
A 2016 case study backed up earlier claims by researchers that CBD may help with anxiety and sleep problems in children. Further research will need to explore this effect in a large cohort.
A 2013 study also explored the relationship between symptoms of ADHD and cannabis use. People with subtypes of ADHD that involve symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity were more likely to use cannabis daily to manage their symptoms than people with inattentive subtypes of ADHD.”
Adderall’s Similarities to Meth
We weren’t joking, Adderall has been reported to have a similar chemical structure as meth.
The Delphi Health Group wrote, “when comparing the substances on a molecular or chemical level, methamphetamine and Adderall are very closely related. Differences between the two substances are quite minor.
Methamphetamine has an extra methyl group, a substance formed from three hydrogen atoms and one carbon atom. This extra methyl group makes the two substances chemically different but related.
It is believed that the extra methyl group in methamphetamine allows the drug to cross the blood-brain barrier quicker than other amphetamines. This makes methamphetamine a more potent drug than most other types of amphetamines.”
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Cannabidiol (CBD) has been negatively affected by the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is even true when it comes to memory. THC has been studied for far longer than CBD. As a result, we know how THC negatively affects cognitive functions.
Long term use of THC has been proven to cause the hippocampus to shrink. This is the part of the temporal lobe that is associated with memory. As a result, THC is blamed for people who partake often to have a bad memory.
Short term memory loss is the main culprit caused by extensive use of THC. Studies actually suggest that users who experiment with THC products will not be affected in the long term. Any damage caused will be repaired in a matter of weeks.
Have you ever wondered how CBD is made? No… Well, that’s the essence of today’s piece. In today’s article, we will be talking about the various forms of CBD and the extraction methods of CBD.
You must have come across individuals who consume CBD flowers raw. While it can be very unpleasant, it also doesn’t avail the individual of all the benefits of the plant. You see, for the cannabinoids in cannabis to be effective, they must be decarboxylated (applying heat).
Decarboxylation causes the plant to release all its useful properties and become easily absorbable by the body. Smoking hemp causes it to decarboxylate instantly but what if you don’t like to smoke? That’s where CBD extracts come to the rescue.