Types of Cannabis, Spectrums and Strains for Treating Epilepsy

The best strains for epilepsy are always going to be indica or predominantly indica hybrids. The reason for this is that indica works on the body and sativa works more on the brain / mood. There are of course many different strains of indica, sativa and hybrids. In this article we will go over the differences of cannabis types in more detail. We will also discuss full and broad spectrum as well as CBD isolate. What is important here is that epilepsy is treated with CBD. Since CBD is primarily indica it doesn’t matter so much what the strain is. You can always contact us for information about strain types. This article is Treating Epilepsy With Cannabis Therapy Pt 5 / 8. There are a few different types of cannabis. We will explain these in a table that compares the two.

Indica, Sativa and Hybrids – What do They Mean and What are the Best Strains for Epilepsy?

There is indica, sativa and hybrids. So, do you choose indica or sativa for epilepsy? Strain also comes into play when considering what kind of cannabis to use. It can be confusing, so let us lay out things for you. Here are some quick facts that explain the difference between indica, sativa, hybrids and strains:

Difference Between Indica, Sativa and Hybrids – Indica Strains Have More CBD

  1. There are generally three main types of cannabis
  2. There is indica which mainly affects the body
  3. Sativa is another type and it affects the brain more than the body
  4. Hybrids are a mixture of the two
  • THC and CBD naturally occur in both types
  • There are many different strains of THC and CBD
  • Depending on the type and strain, there are different levels of THC and CBD
  • Indica generally has more CBD

Full Spectrum Cannabis, Broad Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate – What is the Difference?

Now that we have gone over the difference between indica, sativa and hybrids, it is time to look at different cannabis spectrums. Each spectrum will fall under THC or CBD dominant. This can be classified into three different types:

  • Full spectrum cannabis
  • CBD isolate
  • Broad spectrum CBD

Full spectrum Cannabis

This is made up of terpenes (scent), cannabinoids (pain and mood), flavonoids (flavour) and fatty acids.

Each of the above work together to create a therapeutic effect. AKA the entourage effect. This can contain THC.

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate is CBD in its purest form. Everything in full spectrum cannabis is removed, except for the CBD.

Broad-spectrum CBD

With broad spectrum CBD, there is a combination of full spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate.

It has the elements of full spectrum cannabis, but contains no THC.

Best Strains for Epilepsy – CBD Oil Canada is an Effective Medicine for Epilepsy

Now that you are aware about the different types of cannabis and what full spectrum means you are ready to make an informed decision. The main takeaway here is that there are no specific strains for epilepsy. What matters is that it is CBD oil. CBD oil is also all indica or mostly indica. Epilepsy treatment should always be discussed with a Dr. This article is meant to give you more of an understanding on how CBD oil can help to treat epilepsy so that you can mention it to your Dr.  Check out the next page in this series: How Do Anticonvulsants and Cannabis Oil Work to Prevent and Treat Seizures? Pt 6 – CBD Oil Canada: Cannabis Education