CBD and Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a commonly misunderstood disorder that affects nearly 3.5 million Americans and the symptoms are wide-ranging.
While modern medicine has found ways to treat many of the symptoms, such as the delusions and hallucinations (which are markers of the disease), it has not proved effective at treating cognitive symptoms.
In addition, antipsychotic medications come with their own host of additional side effects, which can include drowsiness and dizziness, as well as physical impairments, like muscle spasms and tremors.
It’s no surprise that many people suffering from schizophrenia are looking to CBD oil as a way to supplement their existing mental health treatment plan.
HOW CBD May Help Schizophrenia
It has been found that CBD restored recognition, working memory, and social behaviors to normal levels in one study. These findings suggest that CBD may be successful in treating the symptoms that are resistant to currently available schizophrenia medications. And perhaps most interesting, CBD oil treatments did not impact food intake or body weight like many prescribed antipsychotic medications do.
CBD has been found to improve cognitive function in a number of preclinical models of cognitive impairment, including models of neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. researchers to conclude, “given the ability of CBD to restore cognition in multiple studies of impairment, further investigation into its efficacy in schizophrenia is warranted.”
Lastly, the medications used to treat schizophrenia can lead to a wide range of unpleasant side effects. Some of the most common side effects of these medications is nausea, anxiety, headache, and muscle spasms or tremors. CBD oil has been shown to be a potentially effective treatment for all of these symptoms.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for lupus pain, dosing can vary widely depending on the depth of pain you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations, mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil. Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.
Medical Disclaimer: The content of this post is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.