CBD for children with autism
Israel is a world leader in cannabis research. The latest clinical trial was done on children with autism with amazing results and a success rate of 80%.
The Israel study
Dr Adi Aran and his team work from Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Over a period of seven months they tested CBD oil treatment in 60 children (average age 12 years) with autism spectrum disorder. Treatment included daily doses of cannabis in a 20:1/CBD:THC ratio. After seven months of receiving CBD, data was collected and found that 80% of the children showed improvement, with 62% showing significant improvement in communication skills and behavioural patterns. The children also experienced reduced anxiety.
Benefits of CBD oil
CBD oil has thousands of benefits, including reducing inflammation and its effectiveness in protecting nerves and brain cells from damage while helping to heal them.
Note that CBD is not psychoactive and is used to facilitate epileptic activity for conditions such as Dravet syndrome, which is a severe form of epilepsy.
Often, autism and epilepsy can be parallel conditions.
CBD allows children with autism to get on with their daily lives, reducing any debilitating symptoms.
Children treated with CBD have shown radical improvements.
CBD can be used for a wide range of diseases affecting children, including PANDAS, PTSD, anxiety, epilepsy, insomnia, ADHD and others.
It is certainly an exciting time in research and we hope that other groups will follow the lead of those in Israel to continue to explore how CBD can help children.