According to Centers for Disease control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.
Treatment for autism include different types of therapy, such as behavioral therapy, speech therapy, sensory therapy, anger management and occupational therapy. Antipsychotic medications are also prescribed to treat autism, such as Risperidone and Quetiapine.
Each prescribed medication contains negative side effects that include headaches, drowsiness, tremors, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, vomiting, weight gain, flu symptoms and weakness. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound derived from the hemp plant that is known for its potential therapeutic effects. Studies show that CBD may help improve symptoms of autism without the negative side effects of prescribed medications. We all have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives signals from cannabinoids that enter the body.
The ECS 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.
Those who use CBD 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 CBD may help alter their spectrum of attention.
CBD is known for its neuroprotective, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Research shows a decline in aggressive behavior, a significant decrease in seizures, and improved speech in those with ASD after CBD use. Some accounts include children who did not speak before treatment who achieved significant results in a short period of time after their first dose of CBD oil.
Our AHS 1500mg tincture can be taken sublingually and is perfect for improving symptoms of autism. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
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