Cbd oil for adhd reddit

CBD oil for ADHD: Can it treat symptoms, and is it safe?

Not diagnosed, however suspect ADD in myself and family. The difficulty focusing at critical times, possibly due to stress of a deadline, or just for longer lengths of time. The inability to calm the white noise as I refer to it. “Oh shiny, look over here.” It is a frustrating part of my makeup.

Still seeking a CBD strain that provides what some strains of THC can. Complicating the issue is I seem to have opposite effects from the average. It is a journey and I appreciate the share.

Well it can regulate dopamine which is a huge issue in people with ADHD, I have it ADHD and it helps me

I have ADHD (inattentive type/ADD). Hemp flower has been a godsend for me. I’m still not sure if it’s the CBD, low dose THC, or the terpenes, but something in there has completely changed my life for the better. My life on Adderall vs. my life now is like night and day.

How does the experience compare with your experience on adderall? I recently stopped adderall and am considering using cbd vapes to treat my adhd

While the body of research on the effect of cannabinoids in the brain is quite large, there are very few studies specifically on ADHD. The few that do exist show there is potential, but further research is necessary.

A review (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882033/ ) of anecdotal evidence from 401 forum posts found that 25% of people thought psychoactive cannabis helped improve symptoms.

Often people with ADHD have lower levels of dopamine and norepinephrine.

Cannabinoids show the potential to regulate areas of the brain by preventing over-activation, which can reduce the ability to focus. Because these chemicals mimic naturally occurring cannabinoids, plant-based treatments may produce similar results.

The beneficial effects of cannabinoids are possible due to the ability of cannabinoids to inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAO), which helps metabolize dopamine and norepinephrine. Slowing the breakdown process of these neurotransmitters can lead to higher levels throughout the brain.

There’s a lot of ADHD and ADD in my family. I have ADD. While I initially began using CBD oil and CBD hemp flowers to treat pain, I quickly noticed an improvement in my focus and concentration. I don’t know if it’s due to the CBD or due to the reduction in pain allowing for better focus and concentration.


Hey guys, Ive recently been looking into using CBD to treat my adhd. I was a smoker for almost 10 years but stopped because I realized it was making me worse at times. But now Im starting to realize that I was only ever smoking high THC strains. There was certainly some benefit and reason I was smoking for so long, and Im starting to put 2 and 2 together and realize it was most likely the CBD helping me and not so much the THC. Anybody have success or reccomendations on how to start? I can get high CBD flower or just Hemp CBD with no THC whatsoever, any advice on whats better? Im open to trying the ones with THC since its only a tiny bit and I dont have to worry about drug tests, seems cheaper as well.

Glad to see you’d like to try CBD, it shows promising results in medical literature, and is much better at protecting organs and restoring neurological function than THC alone.

For controlling (chronic) inflammation, CBD is excellent as well due to its rich ten-fold increase in gene transcription compared to THC.

As for ADHD, CBD helps with calming the mind and improving cognitive function, thanks to its 5HT1A, PPAR-y activation and GABA enhancement. The serotonin and GABA system are both heavily involved in reducing hyperactivity and stress.

The PPAR-y receptor alone helps with repairing your blood-brain barrier, keeping harmful substances from reaching and messing with your nervous system, like (excessive) glutamate for example, your most important excitatory neurotransmitter.

THC just mimics your body’s own molecule, anandamide, but too much of this is no good. Your endogenous cannabinoids are already boosted by CBD, providing their own proper healing effects. THC just gives it an extra push but over the long-term it would depress your endocannabinoid system and synaptic activity, not to mention it could even mess with heart function at high doses.

So, in short, most of weed’s medical properties are atributed to CBD, and less so to THC, and that’s why I’d advise sticking with CBD oil only.