Recent medical studies have shown that the use of Cannabidiol by patients with epilepsy might have a measurable, positive, and statistically significant effect in alleviating the symptoms and diminishing the seizures both in frequency and intensity.
These studies are important because they compare CBD’s effects on people suffering from epilepsy with healthy volunteers, giving a clear picture of how CBD affects the occurrence of seizures. But we should note that the exact mechanism with which Cannabidiol inhibits epileptic seizures is still not fully understood.
The study of Cannabidiol’s effects on epilepsy and neurological conditions that can cause seizures has gathered enormous interest in the last few years, with dozens of scientific teams studying CBD’s potential to treat these delicate conditions.
While most studies on cannabidiol’s effects against epilepsy and seizures have been conducted on animals or even in vitro (in test tubes instead of in living organisms.), FDA-approved trials on human patients are already underway to examine whether Cannabidiol can be an effective treatment for epilepsy, especially among children. So far, the initial results have been most promising, but scientists are still conservative with regard to CBD’s potential to fully replace the most established anti-epileptic medications that are currently available to patients suffering from epilepsy or chronic seizures.
Additionally, recent studies on children with epilepsy have shown a significant positive effect of CBD for use for treatment-resistant epilepsy, including a rare condition called Dravet’s syndrome, which causes epileptic seizures in children. These finds are critically important because treatment-resistant patients with epilepsy are often difficult cases where children respond weakly or not at all to conventional anti-epileptic medication.
If CBD is indeed as effective in treating resistant cases of epilepsy as these preliminary studies show, then it has strong potential to be considered more valuable than a large number of current anti-seizure medications available today. However more cannabidiol epilepsy research will be needed to prove anything conclusive.
Since administering medicine to children is a very delicate matter, scientists urge caution and advise patients’ families to be extremely thorough when deciding whether a new and upcoming supplement like CBD is the right choice for their child or not.
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