The journal Seizure has released information from a new clinical study focusing on CBD oil containing high levels of cannabidiol. This strain of CBD oil has been found to reduce the frequency of seizures associated with childhood intractable epilepsy.
Israeli researchers conducted the study using a group of 74 patients suffering from intractable epilepsy. Participants had proven resistant to treatments conventionally used for epilepsy. The study took place over a three month period using CBD extracts obtained from a pair of licensed growers. The extracts used were also standardized so that they had a CBD to THC ratio of 20:1.
According to investigators of the study, “CBD treatment yielded a significant positive effect on seizure load. Most of the children (89 percent) reported reduction in seizure frequency…In addition, we observed improvement in behavior and alertness, language, communication, motor skills and sleep.”
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