ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition, where sufferers display a pattern of impulsive or distracted behavior.
Signs of distracted behavior
- Difficulty in focus and concentration
- Makes careless errors in school or at work
- Find hard to listen
- Issues in following instructions
- Time management problem causing missed deadlines
- Forgets to run errands, do homework, or pay bills
- Loses track of important things like wallets, electronics, keys, etc.
- Fidgety or cannot stand or sit still
- Unable to finish task or homework quietly
- Consistently on-the-move
- Lack of patience
- Interrupts during conversation
- Talks too much
ADHD has no cure but is manageable through care and treatment including psychotherapy, prescription drugs, and behavioral modification techniques. Holistic remedies include herbal supplements.
Adults can manage ADHD symptoms with hemp-based full-spectrum CBD oil without any worries about the high. Hallucination is caused because THC that binds directly to the receptors in the brain.
On the other hand, CBD indirectly binds with the receptors without causing any psychoactive effects. Therefore, there is no change in cognition or perception. CBD users experience a relaxing and calming effect. It is also a great stress reliever and helps in addressing insomnia.
How to use CBD oil?
CBD oil is available in different forms. CBD-infused snacks and treats are created. People may dislike the oil flavor and texture can choose CBD capsules. CBD vape oil can be chosen to enjoy vaping or smoking.
Unfortunately, there are no dosage guidelines but it is recommended to start at the lowest dosage and increase it slowly until you discover the calming and relaxing effect. It is researched that adults can tolerate 1500 mg of CBD oil dosage daily. In children, this dosage will be considerably less.
What research studies say about CBD for ADHD treatment?
There is limited medical evidence associated with CBD/s effects in treating ADHD. However, this is starting to change because in many states across the US hemp-based CBD products are legalized, especially for medical purposes. Now, researchers are heavily pursuing their studies on CBDs’ purported effects.
In 2014, a trial took place where a few adult participants were given CBD and remaining were given a placebo every day for 6 weeks. The group that received CBD treatment testified a lessening in their ADHD symptoms. However, there is still a need for many such studies before claiming the grand effects of CBD oil on ADHD.
Possible side effects
Common side effects of CBD include –
- Digestive issues like nausea or upset stomach.
- Headaches and drowsiness
- Lung irritation & coughing [inhalation method]
These side effects are temporary and soon vanish as the user gets used to CBD. However, long term effects are still unknown.
Another concern is that CBD is still not legal at the federal level, so there are no standard rules. This can increase the risk of contamination. Manufacturers may claim it to be pure CBD but it may contain THC to an undesired extent. The product may not contain the claimed CBD level, which limits the therapeutic effects potential. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a reliable medical marijuana dispensary.