When I first began considering the CBD route as a treatment method for my seizures, I automatically assumed that THC was a necessary ingredient if the product was going to work properly. Because of these incorrect assumptions, I used a CBD oil with 4% THC for almost 2 years. My overall experience was pretty bleak…no noticeable improvement. There were times when it felt as though my seizure activity was actually increasing. If any improvement was present during that two-year span only God knows about it because I certainly didn’t feel any better and my seizure activity did not decrease. My body did the same thing it always seems to do…defy the treatment and have a seizure.
So, what’s the problem? CBD has supposedly been helping hundreds of epileptics around the globe, it should be helping me too…right??? The answer to my question is simple…THC. Although both CBD and THC have psychoactive effects, the result of each could not be more different. As opposed to cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) actually interrupts the natural release of neurotransmitters in the brain in order to produce that “high” feeling associated with marijuana products. The components of CBD have a calming effect on the body without interfering with any of the naturally occurring processes already taking place. Basically, the psychoactive effects of THC actually derail your brain’s ability to function correctly, which is why THC contains a few not so great side effects such as schizophrenia, migraines, and seizures.
Speaking for myself as an epileptic, I can safely say that more interruptions to my proper brain function are the last thing that I want. I’m already having seizures for heaven’s sake! Clearly, I have enough brain issues as it is, I do not need any more! Especially from a source that I am expecting to decrease my seizure activity. Luckily, there are many THC-free products available so that you can still experience the calming effects of CBD without any interference in your brain function.
I recently discovered that CBD oil takes around 2-3 days to reach its full effect within your brain because of the digestion process. The method for immediate effect is vaping because the CBD vapor bypasses the digestive system and goes immediately to the brain. If you experience an aura and your goal is to prevent a seizure from happening right then and there, vaping is most ideal for you. I switched from oil to vape about two months ago and I couldn’t be happier with the result! A very noticeable decrease in seizure activity! Check out Epilepsy Insight #14 to learn more about my progress using THC-free CBD Vape.
I’ve been using a 500mg THC-free vape product from Green Grove. This company is fantastic! They offer rechargeable vape pens and cartridge refills on their website. I did quite a bit of research beforehand and this product was by far the best in quality. Their product contains only real ingredients so you don’t have to worry about synthetic flavors or chemicals. Their Lite Citrus Breeze is my favorite. You can check out their products firsthand by visiting the link I provided above. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m always happy to help! 🙂
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