CBD for Epilepsyby Eric Linssen
Interest in cannabis-derived products to help individuals living with epilepsy manage their symptoms has skyrocketed in recent years. Several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have demonstrated CBD’s therapeutic potential to manage symptoms of certain types of epilepsy — so much so that in June 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex, the first plant-derived cannabinoid prescription medicine that is a purified 99% oil-based CBD extract from the cannabis sativa plant.
In addition to an overall reduction in seizures, CBD has been found to reduce adverse effects associated with other anti-seizure medication and demonstrated clinically significant improvements in depression, anxiety, sleep and overall quality of life.
CBD for cancer patientsby Eric LinssenNumerous peer-reviewed studies have indicated CBD possesses a wide array of therapeutic benefits for individuals living with cancer. These studies demonstrated that CBD has been shown to successfully induce cell death; inhibit cell migration and invasion; decrease tumor size, vascularization, growth and weight; increase survival; and induce tumor regression.
CBD and Anxiety: Will CBD help my anxiety symptoms?by Eric LinssenExisting preclinical evidence strongly supports the potential of CBD as a treatment for numerous types of anxiety-related disorders. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to produce an anxiolytic (or anti-anxiety) effect that decreases autonomic arousal and prevents long-term effects of anxiety-induced stress. This evidence supports CBD as an acute treatment for a wide variety of anxiety-related disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), panic disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety-induced insomnia.