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CBD reduces spasms:  A review of the research

CBD and Epileptic Spasms

The results of this research found the longer oral applications of CBD were taken, the greater the reduction in spasms of stubborn or unmanageable childhood-onset epileptic spasms (ES). The resulting reduction of spasm in the 9 patients in the study was 67%, 78%, 67%, 56%, 78%, 78%, and 78% after 2 weeks and 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of CBD treatment, respectively.

Three out of nine patients (33%) in this study were epileptic spasm free after two months of treatment.  The starting oral dosage was 1.1 mg CBD/ 1 lb of body weight. This is much higher than Mesa Lavender Farms typical recommended sublingual dosage of 1 mg / 10 lbs of body weight for other issues. Drowsiness was a side effect.

This research can be found at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32169600/

CBD and Spasms cause by Multiple Sclerosis

“Spasticity, perceived by patients as muscle rigidity and spasms, is a common symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS). It is associated with functional impairment that can exacerbate other MS symptoms and reduce quality of life.”

This research on how CBD reduces Spasms focused on the efficacy and safety of 9-delta-tetrahydrocannabinol:cannabidiol (THC:CBD) oromucosal sprays for treatment of MS spasticity. Treatments were shown to produce positive improvements in gait parameters and to normalize muscle fibers.  The product was sprayed against the sides of the gums and cheek so that the cannabinoids were absorbed directly into the bloodstream. As with sublingual application, where CBD oil is placed under the tongue, oromucosal applications are more effectively absorbed than when the liquid is swallowed.

While Mesa Lavender Farms does not manufacture a THC:CBD spray of the concentration used in this study, this information could be useful for those suffering from this condition. You can find more info on this aspect of how CBD reduces spasms at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29143581/