April 10, 2018 Tyler Wofford

Epilepsy, Dravet’s Syndrome, Seizures, and CBD

 

Epilepsy, Dravet’s Syndrome, Seizures, and CBD

 

To many of us, epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome (DS), and seizures may be the same thing. While they all involve seizures, many of them are spurred, or are of varying degrees of seizures. Epilepsy is defined as “a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.” DS, on the other hand, is a type of epilepsy previously known as “severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy” – these seizures are often triggered by hot temperatures or fever.

 

In 2015, the American Epilepsy Society conducted a study examining CBD’s impact on seizures – most patients were subject to DS. For four weeks before the study, parents/caregivers kept prospective seizure diaries of all countable motor seizure types. For twelve weeks, they were monitored, and seen approximately every three weeks. They were tested for hematologic, liver, kidney function, and AED levels. Of the 261 patients in the study, 17% had DS, and 15% had Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS).

 

After twelve weeks of treatment, the median seizure reduction was 45.1%, but over 62% in patients suffering from DS. A reduction of over 71% was seen in those with LGS. Of all patients, 47% saw a reduction of at least half of their seizures. After the 12 week study, 9% of overall patients were completely seizure free, and 13% of DS patients were seizure free.  The main side effects were diarrhea, fatigue, and increased appetite.

 

The conclusion from the American Epilepsy Society said: “These results from an uncontrolled study support the animal studies and prior reports showing that CBD may be a promising treatment for TRE and it is generally well-tolerated in doses up to 25mg/kg/day. Epidiolex is now being investigated in randomized controlled studies in DS and LGS.”

 

That’s Natural products are considered to be full spectrum meaning they contain cannabinoids and terpenes from the whole plant. Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system,  which is fueled by these cannabinoids and terpenes. By providing pure, potent, and trusted products, That’s Natural continues to strive to meet our customer’s needs – something we have been doing for twelve years! With 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from, you can be confident in what you are putting on, or in, your body. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.

 

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That’s Natural products are considered to be full spectrum meaning they contain cannabinoids and terpenes from the whole plant. Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system,  which is fueled by these cannabinoids and terpenes.   The combination of these compounds help to provide what is known as the entourage effect. Here you can listen to Dr. David Allen explain how the endocannabinoid system contributes to how our immune system and nervous system function.  By providing pure, potent, and trusted products, That’s Natural continues to strive to meet our customer’s needs – something we have been doing for twelve years! With 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from, you can be confident in what you are putting on, or in, your body. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.

*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.  THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

 

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