A recent study showed 80% of children with Autism showed improvements while taking CBD.
In 2013 the term ASD or (Autism Spectrum Disorder) was established and brought together five similar, yet different conditions. Each man, woman, or child diagnosed with ASD is different and has different strengths and complications. Some people with ASD have social and verbal struggles. Things like gestures, eye contact, facial expressions, and tone of voice may provide complications. Other struggles can include having trouble expressing feelings, seeking out emotional comfort from others, recognizing other people’s body language or intentions, feeling overwhelmed in social situations or gauging the personal space of others. Repetitive and restricted behaviors are very common. These may include ritualistic behaviors such as touching objects in a set order or lining them up. This can bring tremendous stress and anxiety upon a person affected by ASD. About a third to a fifth of people with autism also suffers from epileptic seizures. Some theorize that the developmental changes in the brain associated with autism also cause the seizures. The autism/epilepsy overlap is usually found in people who also have an intellectual disability.
How CBD Works To Relieve Autism
The way CBD works is by communicating with the ECS. The ECS or Endocannabinoid system, is an internal messenger. The two main receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 communicates mostly with neurological functions, while the CB2 receptors deal with circulatory functions. When you take CBD, it stimulates our ECS which brings it to homeostasis, so it can properly function on its own. The endocannabinoid system is directly involved with the settlement of things like inflammation or even directly causing the release of serotonin. This release of serotonin can help people suffering with autism by working to combat the depression and anxiety they may feel throughout their day-to-day life. This could make things like navigating social situations easier. Ultimately CBD has the potential to improve the quality of life for someone living with ASD.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for autism, dosing can vary widely depending on the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to supplement or possibly replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
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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.