Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in the world, but it is highly complex, with no simple treatment.
Epileptic seizures occur when a group of neurons in the brain begin to “fire” in an abnormal, unsynchronized way, when an excitatory neurotransmitter becomes more resistant to firing for a certain time.
Treatment with CBD has been shown to have a positive and significant effect on the frequency and intensity of seizures. In recent studies conducted at 30 medical centers, researchers found that the addition of CBD to traditional seizure medication significantly decreased the rate of drop (or atonic) seizures. In a group of 225 people, drop seizures decreased from baseline by 41.9% in the 20-mg CBD group, 37.2% in the 10-mg CBD group, and 17.2% in the placebo group.