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RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME AND CANNABIDIOL (CBD)

July 15, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

As an Internist practicing for 35 years I have seen most common and many very uncommon illnesses.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is real and there are millions of Americans who suffer from some form of RLS.

RLS is characterized by leg discomfort or pain that is only partially relieved by moving ones legs; hence the restless legs.

RLS is an illness often difficult to treat with traditional allopathic meds, so I was interested in seeing what happening when I began seeing patients with RLS in my cannabis medicine practice.

Well, now I have seen five patients with RLS. Three of the patients have had nearly complete cessation of their symptoms and the the two had marked improvement.

The dose seems to be fine taken just before sleep. In the unlikely situation that the patient awakens in the AM and has any troublesome psycho activity, they can simply take 4-6 mg CBD sublingually and will be much clearer very soon.

It is critical to remember, as I have written in many, many blogs, hemp based CBD has minimal effects.Hemp works very poorly because it is missing most of the other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. It is never just a “one molecule deal”. It is the entourage effect of all of natures medicine working together, not just CBD. Always look for whole plant CBD, not hemp

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