The cannabis industry has recently come under fire recently for edible that might appeal to children, despite the fact that the edible treats are sold in dispensaries and only to adults with proper ID. But now the FDA just approved a candy-flavored amphetamine, Adzenys, that is much more dangerous for children that the cannabis treats yet it is being marketed towards them.
Recent government statistics show that of 75% children diagnosed with ADHD are being treated with amphetamine-based drugs. That figure alone Is astonishingly high, now render those drugs into a sweet, easy-to-eat candy and you have to wonder how prescription and overdose rates might change.
Even with a lower dose, amphetamines can induce the following overdose effects:
Increased heart rate and irregular heartbeat
Increased blood flow and unusual blood pressure
Alter the brain’s dopamine “reward” pathways
Tremors, shaking, twitching, and spasms
Nausea and vomiting
And in rare instances, amphetamines can induce convulsions, coma, and death. The list of short and long-term side effects is even longer.
The Dallas-based company behind the drug, Neos Therapeutics, has 125 sales representatives across the United States, and they are having “no problem” getting appointments with doctors interested in prescribing this new formulation.
There is absolutely no doubt that the drug is going to hit the market with vigor, but what will be the consequences?
An article written by Neuroscientist Dr. Carl L. Hart, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University explains it the best:
“Remember that methamphetamine and d-amphetamine are both FDA-approved medications to treat ADHD. In addition, methamphetamine is approved to treat obesity and d-amphetamine to treat narcolepsy.
In the interest of full disclosure, I too once believed that methamphetamine was far more dangerous than d-amphetamine, despite the fact that the chemical structure of the two drugs is nearly identical. In the late 1990s, when I was a PhD student, I was told—and I fully believed—that the addition of the methyl group to methamphetamine made it more lipid-soluble (translation: able to enter the brain more rapidly) and therefore more addictive than d-amphetamine.”
To read the full article click here. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7bdabb/a-neuroscientist-explains-how-he-found-out-meth-is-almost-identical-to-adderall
If you don’t want to read the column, Hart compares the effects of Adderall to the effects of meth. But he also paints a picture of a bias towards meth. The point? Adderall is dangerous, not only chemically, but also with its cunning acceptance in mainstream society. People see methamphetamine as dangerous, but they accept Adderall and d-amphetamine as if it were perfectly normal. You cannot condemn one drug and take the other, that is not how it works.
“Swayed by this messaging, the public remains almost entirely ignorant of the fact that methamphetamine produces nearly identical effects to those produced by the popular ADHD medication d-amphetamine (dextroamphetamine). You probably know it as Adderall®: a combination of amphetamine and d-amphetamine mixed salts.”
Below is a video of Dr. Carl the Neuroscientist
Alternatives to Adderall...
A study that was published in theJournal of Substance Use and Misusein 2013 shows that some people have used CBD for self-medicating and it has helped in the management of impulsive and hyperactive behaviors. This has compelled researchers to suggest that CBD can help in the therapeutic aid of the hyperactive ADHD. A German research that was published in 2015 studied the effect of CBD on 30 patients that could not respond to Ritalin or Adderall. And, majority of the subjects experienced improvement in sleep and concentration as well as reduced impulsivity.
According to researchers, standard medications are more demanding on the patients while CBD brings control that enables them to work, love, and live without an intoxication feeling. Scientists have associated ADHD with clinical endocannabinoid deficiency(C.E.D). Persons with this deficiency have slowed down neurotransmitters speed and their brains need more time to focus and concentrate.
In most cases, the prescriptions given to ADHD and ADD patients are stimulant medications like Adderall and Ritalin. However, these have side effects. CBD on the other hand has shown its ability to relieve ADHD and ADD as well as the side effects of stimulant medications. For instance, stimulant drugs cause sleep problems, loss of appetite, and nervousness. CBD on the other hand treats these issues.
Things To Consider Before Taking CBD
While CBD is generally safer than prescription medication for ADD and ADHD, it is important to talk to a physician regarding its use as a therapeutic aid for ADD or ADHD. Nevertheless, there are different forms of CBD that may help with ADD or ADHD.
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Price and Quantity
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2. How many servings in a bottle?
3. What’s the strength?
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