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Epilepsy

  • 13th Oct 2021

After years of research into the safety and effectiveness of CBD oil for treating epilepsy, the FDA approved the use of Epidiolex, a purified form of CBD, in 2018.

They approved it for treating the following in people aged 3 years and over:

  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • Dravet syndrome

These rare forms of epilepsy involve seizures that are difficult to control with other types of medication.

Scientists are beginning to understand how CBD prevents seizures without the sedating side effects of medications used previously. Synthetic drugs are not yet available that target the endocannnabinoid system as CBD does.

Learn more here about Epidiolex (cannabidiol).

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