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CBD Oil vs Epidiolex — Which Is Better for Epilepsy?

The major difference between the purified and FDA-approved Epidiolex and CBD Oil brands is that Epidiolex contains 99% CBD and no other cannabinoids. CBD oils, on the other hand, contain supportive cannabinoids that enhance their pharmacological activity. On the flip side, CBD Oils may contain contaminants and psychoactive compounds if they’re improperly manufactured and not tested by a third-party laboratory.

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 CBD Oil vs Epidiolex — Which Is Better for Epilepsy?

The approval of Epidiolex in June 2018 signified a turning point in the treatment and management of seizures. Since the FDA-approved drug has CBD as its major component, its inclusion into the medical space as a prescription drug convinced even CBD’s skeptics of its potential However, are Epidiolex and CBD Oil the same?


EPIDIOLEX significantly reduced seizures in people living with LGS, Dravet syndrome, or TSC for whom multiple previous antiseizure medicines did not work well.

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