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AUTISM AND CBD


HOW DOES CBD OIL WORK FOR THOSE WITH AUTISM?


We as humans all have an endocannabinoid system that receives signals from cannabinoid that enters the body. When you consume CBD it enters your bloodstream, brain and nervous system almost immediately.


The endocannabinoid system moves in the opposite direction when compared to neurotransmitters. It moves up to the neurons and attaches to the cannabinoid receptors of the neuron that will send a “message”. Once there, the cannabinoids control what happens the next time the neurons activate and can effectively change what happens to the body and mind.  


Endocannabinoids can help regulate hunger, anxiety, neuronal excitability, protection and pain, among other things. With individuals with epilepsy, CBD oil can help suppress seizures. Those who look to cannabinoid medicine to help with autism believe that it can help bring order to the brain. It is well known that individuals with autism struggle with focus and attention, and cannabis can alter their spectrum of attention.


The effect of CBD oil begins at different rates for different people depending on dosage and product. Vaping/smoking can produce effects the quickest, sublingual tinctures may take 20-40 minutes, and edibles can take 1-2 hours to move through the digestive system. CBD taken topically in a cream or salve can also take an hour to get into the bloodstream, but their effects can last up to 6 hours.



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