Epilepsy isn't one of the rarest disorders that develop in humans. It can be said, looking at a 2015 survey, approximately 125K deaths have been registered due to this deadly disorder. People of all ages are prone to Epilepsy, and anyone could be diagnosed with it at any age.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder, which is said to be or characterized by Epileptic Seizures. Epileptic Seizure is a series of events in which the neurons present in the brain's cortex start behaving abnormally that result in convulsion. Epilepsy could be genetic or occur because of alcoholic stroke, tumors, and severe brain trauma. The neurological disorder could either be brief, lasting for a macro second, or lifelong. Approx. 60% of the cases are generally treated through medication and a healthy diet. The remaining cases either develop in deaths or are treated through other mediums. One of the proven cures of Epileptic Seizures is the consumption of CBD.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the 113 identified Cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Plant. CBD accounts for 40% of the plant's extract, which means it is present in abundance. It has been found in the studies and researches on CBD that it can be used for treating various physiological and cognitive disorders such as epilepsy, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, etc. In fact, Epidiolex, an oral Cannabidiol solution, is used for treating seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in people of 2 years and older.
What CBD does to our body?
Our own Endocannabinoid System (ECSS) produces endocannabinoids that bind with two Cannabinoid receptors found in the body. Endocannabinoids are lipid-based neurotransmitters that carry signals in the brain. The two cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are expressed throughout our Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous System. CB1 receptors are dominantly present in the Central Nervous System, whereas CB2 receptors are mainly active in the immune system. CBD binds more with the CB2 receptor and less with the CB1 receptor. Due to this, it helps in curing inflammation, chronic pain, and so on. On the other hand, THC, another cannabinoid found in the Cannabis Plant, binds more with the CB1 receptor and causes psychoactive or the 'High' effect.
CBD oil can be used to get rid of epilepsy and prevent it from reoccurring.
It has been witnessed that CBD oil can help in treating epileptic seizures in people of all ages. However, CBD infused products have not been completely legalized throughout the United States. Usage of CBD or any of its products that are extracted directly from the Cannabis Plant is illegal in the country and may land you in prison. However, if it is extracted from Hemp, it's not a crime. Thanks to Farm Bill 2018, CBD extracted from hemp is legal everywhere in the states. The reason is obvious; CBD extracted from Hemp contains only 0.03% THC. So, it doesn't produce the 'High' effect.
There are a few authentic online vendors who sell good quality CBD infused products.