Epilepsy, Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids
|Epilepsy, Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids||Darrell Miller||11/29/17|
November 29, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Epilepsy, Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids
Patients suffering from epilepsy have begun being treated with cannabis and its variant cannabinoids with some success. The concentrations for dosing vary by patient but some cannabinoids like THC, THCA and CBC have been used for epilepsy seizure treatments. However, in studies, whole plant use seems to be most effective since it contains more than 80 cannabinoids. There are receptors in the CNS for cannabinoids and there's also a specific uptake in the liver so although safe, it may compete with other medications.
- CBD has been shown to have great links to neurological diseases in a range of age groups.
- For instance, a five year old boy who had seizures daily, was given a small amount and had a 40% decrease in seizures.
- The great thing about these cannaboids is their lack of side effects and addiction that other pharmaceuticals have.
"Cannabidiol and several other cannabis components can help patients with seizure disorders, and sometimes it's best to combine CBD with conventional anti-epileptic meds."
Read more: https://www.projectcbd.org/about/patient-experiencesurveys/epilepsy-endocannabinoids-and-phytocannabinoids