Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that includes impairments in social language and communication skills, and is frequently complicated by rigid, repetitive behaviors. The disorder has a large variety of symptoms and levels of severity of impairment. The spectrum includes Asperger’s syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder.
In conjunction with CBD oil, essential oils such as frankincense can help reduce stress and negative emotions while promoting focus, sandalwood promotes mental clarity and has a relaxing and calming effect, vetiver promotes calm and relaxation, which may help with sensory processing issues, and cedarwood promotes the release of serotonin, which is then converted into melatonin in the brain, which aids in restorative sleep.
The ideal CBD dose for you usually depends primarily on your body weight, but it can also be influenced by other factors, such as your personal body chemistry, your age, and any other health conditions you have. Start with a low dose. Assess how you feel after 1 week of use. If required, adjust dosage weekly until you find your “sweet spot.”
The use of CBD in the treatment of the hypersensitivity of physical sensations, noises, smells and the hyperactivity associated with this disorder, although not formally tested, have shown promising results. A lack of ECS receptors or of the enzymes that produce their signalers leads to many of the cognitive impairments associated with autism disorders. This means that by targeting the ECS, CBD for autism could be a viable option.