Treating ADHD with CBD Oil

Cannabidiol as CBD, one of the 100 active marijuana components, is famous for its calming and pain killing properties without getting the users high. Thanks to its mild, natural effect, CBD is commonly used for treating various health conditions, such as seizures, insomnia, or anxiety. Though CBD hasn’t been widely studied, many people try it to cope with their health problems.

That is true for ADHD, another famous abbreviation that stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Despite the lack of scientific research, people report using CBD effectively against ADHD symptoms, specifically hyperactivity, restlessness, and impulsiveness.

Sporadic studies don’t provide enough data to claim that CBD can treat ADHD, but little research featured a group of ADHD adults who used CBD to lessen their symptoms. As a result of the study, CBD was stated to decrease impulsivity slightly, but the effect was not enough to call CBD a better drug than placebo.

Another study conducted in 2016 confirmed that CBD might help to decrease anxiety and insomnia in kids. Finally, a 2013 research revealed the connection between ADHD symptoms and the use of cannabis in general: hyperactive ADHD patients turned out to be more likely to use cannabis every day for reducing hyperactivity than those with the lack of attention.

Long-term CBD side effects are still vague, but it’s already known that high doses of CBD can cause indigestion, nausea, and headache. Another risk that CBD users take is the quality of the product since it’s still not regulated by the FDA.

By Sam Moses

CBD Expert, sport and CBD market news analyst

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