How does CBD impact brainwaves?
With the explosion of CBD products available on the market today, it’s important that you purchase a product that will produce results. Earlier this year, Murphy’s Natural Hemp teamed with an FDA approved lab to measure the effects our CBD/Curcumin product had on the brain, and the results were amazing! First, what is a qEEG? What’s a brain map? How is it done, and what can it show?
Perhaps you’ve heard of an EEG or Electroencephalography. The test measures the electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp, which reflects your brainwaves. A qEEG or Quantitative Electroencephalogram goes further, measuring and analyzing electrical activity, creating a brain map of the activity, or a topical snapshot of brain patterns. There are a number of studies published in the US National Library of Medicine suggesting that these maps can help aid in evaluating a number of medical conditions.
How is the test done?
An electro cap, containing small electrodes is placed on the head to measure the electrical patterns while the patient sits quietly with eyes open or closed. For this particular test data was captured before the use of the product and after taking the Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin complex. Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta, and Gamma waves were measured both before and after use of the product.
How do brainwaves appear on a Brain Map? As color-coded Z-scores!
Using the Quantitative EEG or qEEG test, it is possible to measure neural patterns to see how the brain is functioning. Results from a qEEG are presented as Z-scores. These scores represent the difference in wave frequency using before and after snapshots. The Z-scores are color-coded to show increased or decreased activity. For instance, a score of 0 represents the norm and is color-coded green, red indicates excessive activity, orange and yellow lessor activity, and blue shows decreased activity. Below is one of the images taken from the results.
What are the categories of brainwaves & how are they measured?
Brainwaves are produced by repetitive patterns in the brain generated by our neurons communicating with each other. Over the course of a 24-hour period, an individual will have a mix of brainwaves throughout all the different areas of the brain. The speed of how fast waves travel, which is measured in Hertz (Hz), divides the waves into categories, fast to slow, depending on what the brain is doing:
— Gamma is the high-performance wave that helps process information quickly. Its frequency range is 40 to 100 Hz. High levels of Gamma waves indicate excessive levels of anxiety and stress, low levels may be indicators of depression, ADHD, and learning challenges.
— Beta is the at-work and alert wave that allows you to focus and solve problems. Its frequency is 12 to 40 Hz. High levels may indicate anxiety, not being able to relax, increased stress, and adrenaline highs. Low levels may be indications for depression, poor cognitive ability, brain-fog, and lack of attention.
— Alpha waves are indicators of the relaxed or reflective state. The frequency range is 8 to 12 Hz. If there are high levels of Alpha waves, there could be an inability to focus, letting the mind drift into constant daydreaming, or being overly relaxed. Low levels are indicators of anxiety, OCD, and stress.
— Theta are the drifting off feeling drowsy waves you feel when slowing down, relaxing or meditating. Its frequency is 4 to 8 Hz. High levels are indicators of ADHD, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, inability to focus and depression. Low levels may indicate anxiety, stress, and emotional challenges. Theta waves are also associated with lack of understanding with social cues, Dyslexia (L brain), and Fibromyalgia.
— Delta are deep sleep waves which contribute to restorative REM sleep and assist in building a healthy immune system. Their frequency is 0 to 4 Hz. High levels of Delta waves could indicate brain injuries, learning problems, severe ADHD, and the inability to think or focus. Low levels indicate the inability for the brain and body to revitalize due to poor sleep. Delta waves are also associated with migraine and Fibromyalgia.
The qEEG comparison report provides amazing results!
The report shows a significant change in brainwave activity and lowered z-scores after using Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin tincture. Z-scores are indicators of activity, with zero being the norm or “mean,” the higher the z-score, the more noteworthy the health condition. A lower or zero score is optimal. There are a number of conditions that can be measured with this test, including but not limited to migraines, ADHD, Dyslexia, anxiety and depression, Fibromyalgia, neuropathy, impaired memory, and more.
Delta Brainwave Result – Before & After Images
The first image below shows a Delta brainwave Z-score of 7.8 before the use of Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Soluble CBD/Curcumin, which according to the lab indicates that this patient could be experiencing increased symptoms with Fibromyalgia, migraine, thinking or focusing, ADHD, and more.
Now compare this with the second image of the Delta brainwaves after the use of Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Soluble CBD/Curcumin. The Z-score has decreased to 3.9! Remember a decrease in Z-score is a decrease in symptoms! The physician who conducted this test was very impressed with the results.
Theta brainwaves also showed a reduction before and after use of Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin tincture, from 7.2 to 4.0. This is good news for individuals looking for natural alternatives to prescription medications. (Always consult with your doctor before combining or adding natural alternatives to your health care routine.)
The following video provides a 15-minute summary provided by the lab, explaining the process, measurements, and remarkable results.
For more information regarding the report, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp products, go to http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com.