In the US and the UK, the research into the efficacy of CBD in the treatment and management of severe seizures and seizure conditions including Lennox Gastaut and Dravet syndromes have achieved so much success that it has attracted the attention of the regulatory bodies.
For once, the Food and Drug Administration FDA and the British Pediatric Neurology Association BPNA, both regulatory agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively, agree with the findings of scientists that CBD can help individuals dealing with epilepsy.
A variety of high quality CBD products can possesses anti-epileptic properties.
In three double blind randomized controlled trials of pure CBD in children and young people with epileptic syndromes, results showed a greater reduction in monthly seizures compared to placebos. There was also a greater reduction in drop seizures in people taking CBD compared to those on a placebo. Further open label studies have shown that it also have an anti-epileptic effect in the epilepsies in general.
In the United States, the FDA has approved a CBD based seizure medication; Epidolex as an anti-epileptic medication for the treatment and management of severe seizures and seizure conditions including Lennox Gastaut and Dravet syndromes.
If you have someone who has or is suffering from epilepsy, there is the likelihood that they must have been prescribed an anti-epileptic drug (AED). However, one-third of the time, AEDs fails. Either the patient experiences severe side effects from the medication, or they have a treatment-resistant form of epilepsy. But, that’s not the same for CBD. CBD works and has been proven to reduce the rate of seizures in confirmed patients.
Scientist credits many of the illnesses bedeviling humans as being the result of an unbalance in the body system and bodily functions, and an enhanced ECS can correct this phenomenon.
CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System ECS and influence it to regulate and correct anomalies in the body system. The ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis (equilibrium balance in the body and body functions) in the body and helps support the body to repair itself and prevent sickness.
Outside of enhancing the ECS, the study on how CBD may help treat epilepsy is still ongoing, but, that does not take away from the fact that CBD has shown credible efficacy in decreasing the severity and frequency of seizures in epileptic patients.
Even for epilepsy that has been found resistant to other forms of treatment, CBD still works.
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A Purple Heart decorated disabled veteran, Sean Worsley has just been released from an Alabama State prison last week on parole after serving eight months out of a five-year sentence.
The Iraq War veterans’ trouble with the law started in August 2016 when he stopped at an Alabama gas station while driving to North Carolina to help his grandmother relocate after a hurricane. At the station, police asked Worsley and his wife to turn down their car stereo, and although they complied, the cops searched their car. Inside, they found a prescription bottle filled with medical marijuana.
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