CBD Research and the High Potency Difference for ADHD
- by Lourdes Staff
The use of CBD to treat ADHD and other illness' still need more research, but a new study suggests that higher doses of the hemp-derived compound cannabidiol (CBD) may be effective at reducing symptoms of impulsivity and inattention. The study was published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders on February 25th, 2019.
Researchers from King's College London investigated the effects of CBD on a group of people with ADHD.
Researchers in a study in London investigated the effects of CBD on a group of people with ADHD. They gave half of their participants CBD, while the other half were given a placebo, and they all went through cognitive tests to measure how well they could focus and complete tasks. Those who had taken higher doses of CBD performed better than those who had taken the placebo.
The researchers also asked participants if they felt that taking CBD helped their symptoms, and those who took it said yes! This is great news for anyone looking for ways to manage their ADHD symptoms without using prescription drugs or stimulants like caffeine and alcohol, both which can worsen ADHD symptoms.
Cannabidiol is one ingredient in cannabis plants—it doesn't get you high—but studies show that it can help relieve anxiety, depression, pain management issues like arthritis and Parkinson's disease, nausea from chemotherapy treatments, migraines, etc.! It's becoming clear that this compound has many benefits for people who suffer from various conditions around the world such as chronic pain syndrome (CPS).
Who were the participants in the study?
Two groups of participants were recruited for the study, one with ADHD and one without. The two groups were age-matched and selected to reflect the demographics of those who might have access to medical marijuana in their state. The ADHD group was recruited from a clinic, while the non-ADHD group was recruited from a university. In addition to their age difference, it is important to note that there are other differences between participants with and without ADHD that could influence results; specifically, people with ADHD typically experience higher rates of tobacco use than those without.
The study was a double-blinded design in which neither the participants nor researchers knew who would be receiving which dose. The participants were given 25mg, 50mg, or 125mg of CBD and each group also received a placebo to compare these results with. In this way, the researchers were able to establish whether or not there was any difference between the two groups.
Participants were administered doses of either 25mg, 50mg, or 125mg of CBD or a placebo.
The study investigated whether CBD would be a suitable treatment for ADHD. Researchers administered either a single dose of 25mg, 50mg, or 125mg of CBD or a placebo to participants.
The results showed that those who had been given the placebo experienced no change in their symptoms. However, those who had been given either the 50mg or 125mg doses reported significant reductions in ADHD symptoms such as hyperactivity and impulsivity. The effectiveness of these doses was comparable to standard stimulant medications used by doctors today such as Ritalin and Adderall
Higher doses of CBD may be effective at reducing ADHD symptoms
In a recent study, patients were given full spectrum CBD or a placebo at different doses. The researchers found that while low doses of CBD did not have an effect on ADHD symptoms, higher doses of CBD may be effective at reducing ADHD symptoms like impulsivity and inattention. However, more research needs to be done before we can draw any conclusions about how effective it is in treating these conditions.
The study found that participants who received the higher doses of CBD reported improvements in inattentive symptoms as well as impulse control.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "inattentive symptoms include distractibility, forgetfulness, and lack of focus." Impulsivity is another ADHD symptom defined by NIMH as "the inability to control your impulses."
Participants who received lower doses did not report any improvements.
In the study, participants who received lower doses did not report any improvements. This may be because they were not given enough CBD to have an effect or that more research needs to be done in order for CBD to be successful for treating ADHD symptoms.
The researchers concluded that CBD may be a promising treatment option for ADHD. Although the study was limited by its small sample size and lack of control group, it does provide some evidence that CBD can have positive effects on the symptoms of ADHD.