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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition characterized by excessive hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Most commonly identified in childhood, people with ADHD may also struggle to focus their attention on a single task or to sit still for extended periods of time.
Many people experience inattention and energy fluctuations. But for a person who have ADHD, this occurs more frequently and to a greater extent. Symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity can have a significant impact on their studies, jobs, and personal lives.
The most commonly prescribed medications to treat ADHD are central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. These drugs work by increasing the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) and Dextroamphetamine-amphetamine (Adderall) amphetamine-based stimulants are examples of these drugs
While these stimulants are effective in treating ADHD symptoms, they can have unpleasant side effects for you, which include:
So, what about CBD oil as an alternative treatment for ADHD symptoms? Some people believe that CBD oil, a compound found in hemp plants, can be used to treat ADHD symptoms. There are a number of research studies regarding CBD oil's benefits on people who have epilepsy, anxiety issues, and low motivation, so its proposed positive effects on people with attention deficit or hyperactive behavior is reasonably feasible.
Before you decide to try it, let’s investigate more about on what research says about what it can do, and what benefits and side effects it may have for improving ADHD symptoms.
According to studies, it appears to be relatively safe and well-tolerated, though more research is needed to examine the potential long-term effects.
Some supporters of the use of CBD oil for ADHD assert that:
One of the benefits of using CBD oil may be that it avoids some of the side effects associated with traditional ADHD treatments.
In a 2017 randomized controlled trial, adults with ADHD treated with the cannabinoid medication Sativex (which contains THC and CBD) showed a minor reduction in ADHD symptoms with no cognitive impairments.The mechanism for cannabinoids' potential therapeutic effects in ADHD is unknown. However, a previous study showed that cannabinoids like Bliss Formula Focus® CBD may enhance dopaminergic transmission, which is thought to be the primary mechanism by which stimulants reduce ADHD symptoms and improve cognitive performance.
A separate study conducted in 2020 discovered that higher doses of medical cannabis were linked to less use of ADHD medication in adults. Furthermore, CBD has also been found to have an antidepressant-like effect, which may make it useful in the treatment of depression- a condition commonly associated with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The 2018 study showed that the antidepressant-like effects induced by CBD involved the facilitation of noradrenergic and/or serotonergic neurotransmitter systems in the brain.
You may not be suffering from ADHD, but you can also largely benefit from taking a daily dose of Bliss Formula Focus® CBD if you are experiencing even the mildest of features associated with ADHD, such as:
We recommend taking a dose of 1-2ml directly into the mouth and swallow. This is equivalent to 25 to 50 mg of CBD isolate extract, to be taken at least 30 minutes before any mental or physical activity.
There has been limited research into the use of CBD as a treatment for ADHD. Despite the abundance of self-reported data, and a number of supporting scientific studies with encouraging results, further investigations in the form of randomized clinical trials is warranted to elaborate specific mechanisms behind CBD’s positive effects in the treatment of ADHD.