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Five Reasons Cannabis Could Benefit Epilepsy Patients

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Hemp (Cannabis) Seed oil is gaining popularity in the medical industry. This oil is believed to offer many benefits to improve and soothe health issues. Let’s find out more about hemp seed oil and how hemp seed oil could offer new hope to epilepsy patients.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are lipid derivatives of omega-3 (docosahexaenoic acid, DHA and eicosatetraenoic acid, EPA) or omega-6 (arachidonic acid, ARA) are synthesized from membrane phospholipids and used as a precursor of the system endocannabinoid. (ECs) mediate significant effects in fine-tuning the body’s homeostasis.

According to Mr. Rohit Chauhan who is Researcher in Cannabinoid Extraction and Analysis, Co-Founder – INCARE LAB and Lifetime Scientific Member of Italian Medicinal Cannabis Society, to inform us about the benefits of Hemp Seed Oil on the health of epileptic patients.

Dr. Rohit Chauhan says: “It is well established that the brain has metabolic needs that must be met by what we eat or, in the case of infants, ‘by what their mother eats’. In particular, dietary fats are fundamentally important for thinking, learning and memory abilities, as well as for resisting or repairing brain damage.

The human body also needs cannabinoids, which regulate most major bodily functions, including alertness, emotions, inflammation, and protection against cancer. The endocannabinoid system can make a small number of its own cannabinoids, but as 4,000 years of history and decades of scientific research indicate, it works best when supplied with dietary cannabinoids, which also cannot be found naturally only in the cannabis plant.

The brain can be built from saturated and monounsaturated fats but has a preference for Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Research in humans and animals suggests that optimal brain health is achieved when linoleic acid (LA ) and alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) are consumed in a ratio of between 3:1 and 4:1 – A ratio found naturally only in the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa).

In many types of epilepsy, damage or improper development of glucose receptors on brain cell membranes can deprive brain cells of their preferred source of energy. Glucose is very necessary for the supply of oxygen to brain cells. An inadequate level of glucose in the body can lead to a significant decrease in mental function. In addition, a deficiency in essential fatty acids can lead to instability of brain cell membranes. This leaves the brain susceptible to damage and causing aberrant electrical activity, resulting in seizures which, in turn, can cause further brain damage. It is a vicious circle of deficiency, dysfunction and deterioration.

A ketogenic diet is one in which the emphasis on MCToil (medium chain triglycerides) found in coconut oil leads to the production of ketones which can serve as an alternative energy source for brain development. . It has shown limited success in improving function in metabolic conditions such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

One possible reason for the modest success of some ketogenic approaches was the substitution of real foods with highly processed powdered formulas made up mostly of synthetic chemicals. Some even include synthetic sources of omega 3 and 6, the synthetic sweetener sucralose, and genetically modified high fructose corn syrup, all of which are suspected of causing brain damage and seizures.

Besides trying an alternative energy source, what if it was possible to address the underlying source of brain energy issues? Here are five scientific reasons why cannabis could be beneficial for patients with epilepsy.

1. TRANSPORT OF GLUCOSE

Dysfunction of glucose receptors in the brain has been shown to be linked to membrane instability due to a deficiency of dietary essential fatty acids (EFAs). Restoration of adequate membrane AGE content increases glucose uptake and utilization in brain cells.

2. MEMBRANE STABILITY

Israeli researchers tested the idea that optimizing AGEs could help prevent seizures in rats. The rats underwent four different treatments known to cause seizures. One group of rats was fed an EFA mixture of LA and ALA in a 4:1 ratio for 3 weeks prior to the experiments and the control group was fed an EFA-deficient diet.

At the end of the period, all rats underwent procedures to induce convulsions. Over 90% of deficient rats experienced seizures as expected, although rats fed EFAs performed profoundly better. A total of 84% of EFA rats completely stopped having seizures, among the remaining EFA rats, seizure onset was delayed by 2200% and seizure duration was reduced by 97%.

The researchers attributed this success to the stabilization of brain cell membranes in rats fed EFAs.

3. CELLULAR OXYGENATION

One of the functions of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids is to act as oxygen magnets and carriers. Hemoglobin is known to carry oxygen in the body; however, before oxygen can bind to hemoglobin in red blood cells, it must first be drawn in and released into the cells. This is what Omega 3 and Omega 6 do.

Cystic fibrosis research has shown that as linoleic acid (omega 6) levels in the cell membrane decrease and oleic acid levels increase, the amount of oxygen entering the cell decreases. Linoleic acid, as it occurs naturally in cannabis seed oil, undergoes “reversible oxygenation” much more easily than oleic acid.

The researchers concluded that a diet that is too high in oleic acid and too low in linoleic acid can impair cell oxygenation.

4. CELLULAR ENERGY

Human cells run on electrical energy. The more electrical energy we have, the more alive and healthier we feel.

This energy ultimately comes from the solar energy that green plants absorb and store electrically in their leaves and fruits. When eaten, the body uses energy to break down the plant until its stored electrical energy is released and available to power the cell.

LA and ALA are particularly electron-rich molecules. In the 1950s, German physicists discovered that the vibrational frequency of electrons in LA and ALA matches the vibrational frequency of solar energy. This makes LA and ALA perfect receivers and carriers of solar energy.

They capture this energy through the skin as the blood circulates the oils near the surface of the body and can release it directly into the cells. If we consume enough EFAs and regularly expose our bodies to the sun, we literally act like plants and freely absorb this vital energy from the sun directly into our blood cells.

It is these oxygenating and energizing processes that renowned German oncologist Johanna Budwig attributes to the rapid recovery her patients have experienced by increasing their intake of AGEs and exposing themselves to enough sunlight each day.

5. CANNABINOID PRODUCTION AND FUNCTION

As mentioned, the brain can produce its own cannabinoids, all of which are made from linoleic acid metabolites found in cannabis seed oil. The receptors that cannabinoids interact with are also made from omega 3 and omega 6.

Recent research has shown that an omega 3 deficiency leads to the destruction of cannabinoid receptors, leading to various mental, emotional and physical dysfunctions. The entire endocannabinoid system is best fueled by cannabis seed oil.

In summary, the unique omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid content of cannabis seed oil may be able to address a number of medically overlooked metabolic issues in epilepsy, as well as optimize the function of the endocannabinoid system. . As more and more research is done on this wonderful medical therapeutic ingredient, its popularity is at an all time high. Have you ever tried?

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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2022, 11:00 am IST