There are a number of medical conditions that ASD patients are more likely to experience. Legal only since 2018, systematic investigation into CBD has just started. We’ll look at research so far on CBD and terpenes for five common comorbidities.
Jampha uses24 different plant terpenes in its Synergy-Enhanced Terpene Infusions (SETI). Here we highlight a couple of terpenes indicated for each condition.
Epilepsy and Seizures
Derived from CBD, Epidiolex is anFDA approved drug that is effective against difficult-to-control seizures in two types of epilepsy that affect children. For patients with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, this CBD-based pharmaceuticalreduces the frequency of their seizures.
A study published in 2020 using 397 participants administered medical CBD prescriptions for various complaints, including pain, mental health concerns, and neurological symptoms. After three weeks, 70 percent reported improvements. Of the patients receiving treatment for anxiety or depression, all said they couldfunction better and felt less anxious or depressed.
The gastrointestinal system includes organs involved in digestion like the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. CBD and plant terpenes are specialized molecules that activate and balance the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). All of the organs of digestion interact with the endocannabinoid system.
Common gastrointestinal disorders are irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, or acid reflux.
In preclinical trials, b-caryophyllene reduced depression and compulsive behavior in mice. Geraniol reduced neuroinflammation and depression-related behaviors. Pinene and linalool both produce an anti-depressant effect.
CBD and the Endocannabinoid System: Full-Body Support