CBD Products - Autism - Epilepsy

CBD Oil Product Users Are Emerging

CBD oil users and adopters are prevalent now than ever, and continue to become more common/knowledgeable with each day modern society provides.

CBD and marijuana are not the same thing. Cannabidiol is the scientific name for CBD, a compound that can be extracted out of marijuana, a plant in the Cannabis family. However, CBD does not produce psychoactive (“mind-altering”) effects on the brain that is commonly associated with another chemical compound called THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol-9, which can also be taken from the marijuana plant. Hemp is a different species of Cannabis plant which has a high concentration of CBD and contains little, if any, amount of THC. Every hemp plant should contain less than 0.3% THC in dry weight and any cannabis plant with under 0.3% THC content is a hemp plant and will not produce a “high” effect. In lieu of the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act, also known as the Farm Bill, the hemp plant was the only cannabis plant to be legalized nationally for CBD cultivation and thus, sold wholesale to businesses, convenience stores, and restaurants across the country. Although states have taken it upon themselves to reduce sanctions even promote local recreational sales. marijuana and its primary component THC, are still illegal at the federal level and considered a Schedule I controlled substance.

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The purest CBD oil is extracted from the highest quality hemp leaves of the cannabis plant, unlike the psychoactive compound THC, which resides on the buds of marijuana but do not exist on the hemp species. If cultivated properly (containing less than .01% THC), CBD will not provide any sort of “high” sensation or mind-altering effects on your child. Although small quantities of THC may be labelled on the bottle, the CBD compound’s effects will take precedent. CBD is also not a physically addictive substance and can be taken while eating food, but normally is consumed as liquid droplets which should rest underneath the tongue to be absorbed through the mucous membrane. Other forms of CBD medication include applying cream or ingesting a gel capsule.

CBD Oil products have still yet to be regulated in every state but, this means that REAL products in the industry are scrutinized (based on actual content and results of each manufacturer) in a lab setting before being sold to customers (our products are not only tested but also proven more than effective in practical applications in a series of test through human trials and animals alike). One of the growing issues with CBD is related to product labeling (possibly misrepresenting) of the amount of CBD or THC and it’s still a mystery how CBD precisely affects the body for different health problems. Side effects also differ from one person to the next including:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Changes in appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


CBD May Help Autism Patients

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the full diagnosis for a person who is known to have Autism because there is a scale for the severity of disability that a child may have. CBD has not been proven to be a scientific cure for any medical issue, but shows various promise in relieving the impairments of Autistic children based on several independent studies.

Early trials (information provided by sources, including but not limited to doctors and psychiatrists) indicate that CBD has beneficial effects on quality of life and or health issues related to Autism such as:

  • Specific Childhood Epileptic Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Depression
  • Gastrointestinal Problems (Inflammation)
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer
  • Side Effects of Chemotherapy Treatment

Most research attempts focus on seizure disorders, especially epilepsy. There is only one FDA-approved cannabis-derived medication which contains purified CBD. Epidolex is prescribed to treat Dravet’s syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, two unforgiving epileptic disorders that are known to be unresponsive to anticonvulsant medication. Around 30% of epileptic patients are resistant to traditional anticonvulsant treatments and an astounding 25% of THOSE individuals with drug-resistant epilepsy are also autistic. . It’s believed that CBD plays a role controlling homeostasis, or restoration of physical and chemical balance of the body, through the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). Just as CBD and THC are cannabinoids produced by plants, the human body’s has its own endocannabinoid system, meaning they are involuntarily, but naturally produced cannabinoids by the body. This internal pathway has signal-like receptors throughout the body, not only just the brain, showing promise of treatment for other medical conditions. Besides epilepsy, the imbalance in someone’s ECS could result in anxiety, insomnia, emotional disorders, or intellectual disability, ALL of which tend to be.

Children on the Autism spectrum who experience anxiety are also observed to be less prone to distress, over-aggression, and mood swings. In turn, offsetting those autistic symptoms may provide better sleep for the child. CBD oil has shown to bring calmness and tranquility to children during outbursts or moments of rage. One of the known endocannabinoids is anandamide, a chemical that help the homeostasis of emotion.  It is originally derived from the Sanskrit word ananda, which means "joy or delight.” A 2018 study in the scientific journal “Molecular Autism presents evidence between the relationship between unhealthy levels of anandamide and symptoms that may be related to, or indicate autism diagnosis. Autistic people are prone to nausea and vomiting, yet oddly sometimes CBD quells the feeling of nausea, despite being a side effect for people without ASD. Results appear to conclude that the human endocannabinoid system plays an important part, but research has not yet identified exactly how CBD regulates emotions or moods. As opposed to THC, CBD has barely any attraction towards cannabinoid receptors in the brain so it’s possible that CBD stimulates others like opioid receptors to manage pain or glycine receptors to release more serotonin and dopamine, giving a “feel-good” sensation without psychoactive properties.

Different versions of CBD oils are increasingly being preferred to combat Epilepsy, any neurological disorder that causes seizures, or body convulsions, resulting from the brain not properly sending or receiving signals fired through synapses. As stated, about one-third of people diagnosed with autism also experience epileptic seizures. There are multiple different types of seizure disorders and no patients are treated alike. Studies have not provided enough information on the initial onset of seizures people with ASD, such as their age and frequency of seizures. However, when individuals with ASD grow older, they are more prone to having a seizure. This evidence is backed up by the fact that seizures are the primary cause of death in adults on the Autism spectrum. Anticonvulsant properties of CBD appear to aid neurotransmitters that send and receive signals to and from other neurons, or nerve cells, which subsequently eliminates any irregular activity in the brain.

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Since every child is different, the quality and quantity of how much CBD oil to administer varies. The dosage of oil for autism depends on unique factors including height and weight, the concentration of the CBD oil, the type of medical condition, and the gravity of the condition. It is always wise to consult with a medical expert before giving or consuming a safe dose of CBD oil.