Several CBD brands are popular for treating epilepsy. Charlotte’s
Web was made famous by helping a girl named Charlotte Figi battle
life-threatening seizures, which helped make CBD legal federally. Haleigh’s
Hope helped a girl named Haleigh survive seizures and pushed for the
legalization of CBD products in Georgia with the 2015 Haleigh’s Hope act. Palmetto
Harmony echoes a similar story of treating the seizures of a girl, named
Harmony, and promoting the legalization of CBD in the Palmetto State (the official
nickname of South Carolina).
What’s Special About These Brands?
By now, you’ve probably heard that CBD may treat
epilepsy and that there’s an FDA-approved
CBD medication called Epidiolex. However, CBD-rich hemp extracts that
include multiple cannabinoids may outperform pure CBD alone. Researchers refer
to this phenomenon as the “entourage effect.”
The entourage effect is the recognition that other cannabinoids or nutrients in
hemp extract are adding to or enhancing the medicinal benefits of CBD. However,
we don’t know what specific hemp compounds are responsible for improving CBD’s
treatment of epilepsy.
Our Lab Tests Found CBC and CBG
Our lab tests found that Charlotte’s
Hope, and Palmetto
Harmony all contained substantial amounts of the cannabinoids CBC and CBG.
There are over a hundred cannabinoids and many different compounds could be
responsible for the success of these brands. However, research shows that both
CBC and CBG may help.
Research suggests that cannabichromene (CBC) may treat neurological
disorders, inflammation, pain, and depression.
CBC also increases
THC absorption in the brain while, at the same time, it reduces the side
effects of THC (intoxication or “high”). A 2019 study found
that a CBD extract with high levels of CBC helped reduce seizures. However,
more research is needed to confirm that CBC was partially responsible. Nonetheless,
it’s a promising new epilepsy treatment.
suggests that cannabigerol (CBG) is a potential treatment for epilepsy and for other
neurological conditions. CBG reduces neuroinflammation and oxidative stress;
although, CBG is best known for pain relief. It is so powerful that one study
found that CBG provides better pain relief than THC.
Other Brands High in CBC and CBG
Botanicals is another CBD brand that has high levels of both CBC and CBG.
Bluebird is a trustworthy brand that also has a higher “Value Score” than the
brands above. Lazarus
Naturals has even more CBC and CBG than Bluebird and it’s cheaper, but
doesn’t have Bluebird’s accolades.
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