Of all the benefits of CBD, the use of CBD for epilepsy treatment evidence is the most conclusive.
Early evidence from laboratory studies, anecdotal reports, and small clinical studies over a number of years suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) could potentially help control seizures.
Evidence concerning the potential anti-seizure efficacy of cannabinoids reached a turning point with the completion of the first high-quality, placebo-controlled trials of a purified oil-based liquid CBD preparation in patients suffering from acute epileptic seizures.
A December 2017 research paper concluded that there is now class 1 evidence that CBD improves seizure control when added on to other AEDs in patients with two difficult-to-treat epileptic encephalopathies: Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
You can read more about how CBD helps to treat epilepsy and seizures, particularly in children, in our blog post here.