Can CBD Help Those with ADHD?

Can CBD Help Those with ADHD?

According to experts, there is hope that CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, may ease at least some of the symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD as it is more commonly known. You can be sure that the makers of NanoSoluble, a unique water soluble CBD oil, will be keeping an eye on the research being done. 

The Challenges of ADHD

As the experts at the Mayo Clinic explain, “Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and other problems.”

There are various treatments for ADHD, ranging from prescription medications to talk therapy, but there is no cure. So, it’s easy to understand why anything that can offer hope to those who have been diagnosed with the condition would be welcome. 

The Mayo Clinic says that adult ADHD can be associated with any of a long list of symptoms, including: 

  • Difficulty focusing on a task
  • Problems sitting still /physical restlessness 
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Lack of impulse control
  • Finding it hard to prioritize
  • Poor time management skills
  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Lack of organization 
  • Poor planning skills
  • Easily frustrated 
  • Problems following through and completing tasks
  • Short temper
  • Trouble dealing with stress

 

CBD and ADHD

As U.S. News and World Report said in an article that ran earlier this year, “Because CBD has been shown to alleviate anxiety in some people, it’s thought that it might have applications in the treatment of ADHD.” 

CBD receptors are found on nervous system cells, and CBD can be sedating,” Dr. Harrison Weed, an internal medicine specialist at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, told U.S. News. “Some people find that CBD reduces their anxiety,” and when you’re desperate for some relief, some folks may become “susceptible to hoping that some ‘new’ treatment will help.”

While preliminary findings are promising, more research is needed. But you can determine for yourself if CBD-based products ease your symptoms of ADHD. Be sure to choose a form of CBD – like our water-soluble CBD – that can be easily absorbed by the body and is backed by science.