As far as treatment of epilepsy by using CBD is concerned, many people have really benefitted from it and that also includes few specific symptoms like seizures. Before we start discussing about the effects of CBD and also its effects on our seizures taking place in epilepsy, we must know a little more about CBD.
CBD is an element present in medical marijuana and cannabinoid obtained from the hemp plant, which is also relative of marijuana plant. Usually, hemp plant contains THC of less than 0.3%, and hence it is free from any mind-altering compounds.
Marijuana used for medical purposes consists of total marijuana plant or few chemicals present in the plant that are used as medicine. Medical marijuana was used for critical treatment for people dealing with certain life-altering diseases or pain.
Many patients who suffer from epilepsy, spasticity and insomnia have found relief by taking CBD without any high feeling that is associated with THC.
As per certain medical report, in humans, CBD will exhibit no effects of any kind of abuse or dependency or any kind of problems related to public health.
Most CBD oil usually is extracted from industrial hemp that has more CBD rather than THC. CBD compound is first extracted from plant and then it is added to oil, and then labeled as CBD oil. They are available in various strengths so, before using they always check from your healthcare provider.
CB1 and psychoactive components present in CBD and THC
Both CBD and THC can interact with our cannabinoid receptors that are present in every human body, that are chemically quite similar to the endogenous endocannabinoids. Once their interaction takes place, release of neurotransmitters will take place in our brain. Our neurotransmitters will relay messages which can reduce:
- Can improve our sleep
- Refresh minds
Cannabinoid 1 which is also called as CB1 receptors present in our brain will play a deciding role in our addiction process. CB1 will do this by reinforcing dependence on alcohols and drugs. Since THC will bind with our CB1 receptors present in our brain, it can always produce euphoric feeling.
Also, CBD will affect our central nervous system as well as our cardiovascular system with the activation of our receptors. According to few researchers, who were involved in this research, stated that all these receptors comprise of group of G-protein-coupled receptors that are able to mediate our physiological actions of the adenosine.
All these adenosine receptors will release dopamine and glutamate, 2 neurotransmitters which can play vital roles to balance our body.
It is now possible to provide relief to your nausea, anxiety and pain by discharging dopamine and glutamate. Also, it is able to offer benefit to our bones as well as immune system.
CBD can always work across in our body as antioxidant and also work as anti-inflammatory, which can help in mitigating the damage that is caused by various neurodegenerative diseases.