Updated on April 5, 2021 – Written by Kathy Shattler, MS, RDN
Medically reviewed by Victor Nguyen, PharmD.
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They third-party test all of their products to guarantee freshness and purity to their customers and even provide a downloadable version of their test to any given location.
The oil products come in four flavors, orange, tranquil, natural and mint. Along with the four flavors come four different potentcies, 250, 500, 1000 and 1500 mg per bottle. The oil itself undergoes a process to make it more bioavailable, a technique called nanotechnology emulsion which involves breaking down the molecule into smaller, more digestible components.
Hemp derived extract was given to 138 patients for epileptic seizures  . Sixty-eight percent of the study respondents reported decreased seizure severity or frequency from the effects of CBD. About 2/3 reported other effects of CBD such as better sleep and improved alertness. Adverse events were reported by 22% and included diarrhea, fatigue, and increased seizures.
(Here are some unexpected epileptic seizure triggers to know.)
Though all forms of epilepsy involve seizures, having a seizure doesn’t mean you have epilepsy. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, you must have at least two seizures to be diagnosed with epilepsy. There are many kinds of seizures, and people with epilepsy may have more than one type.
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No one knows exactly how CBD works to reduce seizures, though 2019 research in Neurology suggests that it impacts several different pathways in the body. One of these may be the endocannabinoid system, according to a 2019 study in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. This system regulates many different functions in the body, from stress and anxiety to brain development to appetite and weight loss.
Any number of things can cause epilepsy and seizures. Some forms are inherited, while others may result from conditions like a brain tumor, stroke, infection, and head injury. There are also cases with no obvious cause.