- Taking cannabidiol (CBD) with approved medications makes 10% seizure free
- The dual treatment enables up to 26% to reduce their existing drugs’ doses
- CBD also makes 14% of patients feel more alert and better able to communicate
- It is a cannabis-derived nutritional supplement that is linked to medical benefits
- CBD does not contain any THC, which is what makes cannabis users ‘high’
A supplement derived from cannabis halves the risk of suffering a seizure in 44 percent of epilepsy sufferers, new research suggests.
Taking cannabidiol (CBD) alongside the commonly-prescribed medication clobazam also makes 10 percent of epilepsy patients drug-free, a US study found.
The dual treatment also enables up to 26 percent of sufferers to reduce their medications’ doses, the research adds.
Introducing CBD into epilepsy patients’ drug regimens also makes 14 percent feel more alert and better able to communicate, the study found.
CBD is a cannabis-derived nutritional supplement that is thought to possess a range of medicinal benefits and has been reported to help people suffering from migraines, psoriasis, acne and depression.
It does not contain any THC, which is the psychoactive component of cannabis that makes users ‘high’.
Nearly one in three epilepsy patients are resistant to existing treatments and continue to suffer seizures.