Could CBD be the long awaited cure for autism?
The study, which was conducted by a group of researchers in Israel, was licensed by the Israeli Ministry of Health. It consisted of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) giving drops of cannabidiol (CBD) to their children daily as instructed by a nurse practitioner. Bi-weekly interviews were conducted between parents, children, and nurses to monitor patient safety and program success. Buy CBD online on GanjaNetic
During the study, 53 children between the ages of 4 and 22 received orally administered CBD oil from a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 588 days. At its conclusion, the results of the study were incredibly promising. According to the study’s authors, “Self-injury and rage attacks improved in 67.6% and worsened in 8.8% (of the participants), and hyperactivity symptoms improved in 68.4%, did not change in 28.9% and worsened in 2.6%.” Additionally, sleep problems were improved in 71.4% of the children and worsened in only 4.7%.
The remarkably promising results of the Israeli study are exciting for a number of reasons. The improvement of symptoms in a majority of children is the most eye-opening aspect of this study. However, this study is also important because CBD is a perfect treatment for children. It does not cause any psychoactive effects like THC does and has very few side effects. CBD is also only toxic at astronomically high doses.