Cbd oil for stuttering
Published: 13:53 GMT, 27 December 2019 | Updated: 14:20 GMT, 27 December 2019
A YouTube star who was trolled for her stutter claims taking CBD oil has helped to cure her speech impediment.
Matice Ahnjamine Morris, 30, from Killeen, Texas, started vlogging about her stammer two years ago to try to raise awareness, having developed it when she was just five years old.
She told how her stutter becomes more pronounced the more stressed she is, and explained that CBD – aka cannabidiol – helps to reduce her anxiety levels, thereby lessening it.
Matice, who has nearly 30,000 subscribers on YouTube, told FEMAIL: ‘My stuttering is more pronounced when I’m nervous, anxious or when I’m stressed.
Matice Ahnjamine Morris, 30, from Killeen, Texas, pictured, started vlogging about her stammer two years ago to try to raise awareness, having developed it when she was just five years old
‘CBD helps me relax. And the more relaxed I am, the less I stutter. It made me calm and laid back and when I’m like that, my fluency increases and my stuttering goes down.
‘It will definitely help you relax and if you are a person whose stutter makes you extremely anxious, this will help, 100 per cent.’
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Charity The British Stammering Association estimates around 700,000 people in the UK suffer from the speech disorder.
CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant but contains only trace amounts of the high-giving chemical tetrahydrocannabinol, making it perfectly legal in the UK.
Matice told how her stutter becomes more pronounced the more stressed she is, and explained that CBD – aka cannabidiol – helps to reduce her anxiety levels, thereby lessening it
Matice, an accountant who works in retirement planning, credits the medication for helping her to stop tripping over her words.
Her advice clips on YouTube have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
She said: ‘Since starting the blog, trolls have told me I’m “making a fool of myself” and how I should “write comments down instead of speaking them”.
‘A lot of stutterers tell me that they couldn’t do what I do, to open myself up like this.
‘But I’ve got to the point where I don’t care one way or the other about the bad comments. The people making them are just dumb.’
Matice, an accountant who works in retirement planning, credits CBD oil for helping her to stop tripping over her words
Matice isn’t the only one using CBD to help ease the symptoms of their stutter.
Business manager and lifelong stammer sufferer Jack Gandolfo, from Utah, is penning a book on the subject.
He said: ‘I learned everything I could about CBD and all of its benefits. Within a short time it proved to be the most effective solution to my problem. My speech improved the more I consistently used CBD.
‘I found that the words were more fluent and no longer getting stuck in stressful situations.’
He added: ‘I recognise that it might not work for everyone because of the different severities and causes.’
Since starting her blog, Matice says trolls have told her she’s ‘making a fool of herself’ and should ‘write comments down instead of speaking them’
David Barcly, CEO of leading UK brand CBD Armour, is calling for research into links between stammering and the use of CBD products.
He said: ‘At this present moment in time, we’re still learning about the clinical effects of CBD. We’re at the start of what’s likely to be a long process.
‘And while we have a plentiful supply of anecdotal evidence, we still need proper peer-reviewed scientific studies into CBD before we can make any bold claims.
‘All we do know is that many of our customers have told us they’re taking CBD to help with anxiety, sleep problems to aid general wellbeing.
‘And if CBD can be used to ease the symptoms of stammer, then that’s clearly a development we’d welcome.’
Matice said the oil will definitely help you relax and if you are a person whose stutter makes you extremely anxious, this will help, ‘100 per cent’
The British Stammering Association, aka STAMMA, says around eight per cent of children will stammer at some point, with most going on to talk fluently. But for up to three per cent, it will be a lifelong condition.
Most stammering develops during childhood and is a neurological rather than a psychological condition.
It is often hereditary – around 60 per cent of people who stammer have another family member who stammers – and mainly affects men.
It’s thought to be caused by an abnormality in the part of the brain which controls language, known as the ‘Broca’s area’.
A spokeswoman for The British Stammering Association says they would welcome research into CBD helping those who stammer.
‘Stammering is not caused by nerves or anxiety, but we are aware that having a stammer can make people anxious as they worry about how others will react to their speech,’ she said.
‘We have not seen any studies on the impact of CBD oil on stammering, but would welcome research into the matter.’
What is cannabidiol, or CBD?
The marijuana plant is made up of some 480 natural component parts, including 66 chemicals that aren’t found in any other flora. These are called cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are divided into six subgroups, including the two best-known sets, cannabidiols (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinols (THC).
THC and CBD are sort of the yin and yang of marijuana.
Each acts differently on the body because each has its own unique chemical shape that allows it to bind to receptors in our central nervous system.
When it binds with our receptors for it, THC is responsible for the ‘high,’ psychoactive feeling and euphoria associated with marijuana.
CBD has nothing to do with that effect. Instead, it binds to its own receptors and actually blocks the effects of the most powerful form THC takes as it gets metabolized.
CBD doesn’t have psychoactive effects and is thought to soften the less pleasant side effects of THC, like anxiety and paranoia.
It’s unclear whether CBD itself has as the ‘relaxing’ effect promised inside cups of caffeinated CBD latte.
It does bind with central nervous system receptors, and some evidence has suggested that the cannabinoid receptor system is involved in our stress and anxiety responses.
But no one has been able to empirically, definitively show that this is more than a placebo effect.
CBD Helps Reduce Stutter for a YouTube star- Research to Begin About Use of CBD and Stuttering
Matice Ahnjamine Morris, a YouTube star from Killen, Texas, had started her vlogging journey two years ago to try and raise awareness about stammer. Morris had developed it early in her life when she was just five years old. She explained how her stammering becomes more eminent when she is stressed and said that CBD has helped her reduce her anxiety levels, thereby reducing her stammer as well.
She admitted how her stammering has transformed with her CBD intake. She said that CBD helps her relax and the more relaxed she is, the less she stutters. It made her calm and laid back, and when she is like that, her stuttering goes down and fluency increases.
Matice said that if you’re someone who has anxiety, CBD will definitely help you!
According to The British Stammering Association, there are nearly 700,000 people in the United Kingdom that suffer from a speech disorder.
CBD or cannabidiol is extracted from a cannabis plant known as Hemp which has minute traces of THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive chemical responsible for causing high in marijuana. Since hemp contains high levels of CBD with barely any THC, it is the perfect source of crop to derive CBD from, even considering the legal point of view in the UK.
Matice,30, who has about 30,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel and works as an accountant in retirement planning credits CBD for helping her to stop stuttering. Her advice videos have been watched over and over with thousands of views on them.
Matice said that since the beginning of her blog, people have told her that she has been making a fool out of herself and how she should write comments instead of speaking them out loud. On the brighter side, a lot of other people who stutter have told her that they couldn’t do what she has done- open herself up like this.
With time, Matice has learned to not pay attention to trollers and come to the point where she doesn’t really care about the bad comments.
What’s more interesting is that Matice isn’t the only one using CBD to reduce the symptoms of their stuttering. Jack Gandolfo, a business manager, and a lifelong stammer patient, from Utah, is penning down about CBD in a book.
Gandolfo said he had learned everything he could about CBD and its benefits . Within a short span, CBD proved to be the most efficient and effective solution to his stuttering problem. His speech improved as he continued using CBD.
He further added that his words were much fluent now and he didn’t feel like being stuck in stressful situations. He also said that while it is not necessary that CBD will work for anyone and everyone, it surely has enough potential to treat stuttering to a great extent.
David Barclay, CEO of CBD Armour, a leading cannabis brand in the UK is calling out for research into links between the use of CBD products and stammering. Barclay said they have been learning about the clinical effects of CBD and the entire research seems to be like a long process. While there is plenty of anecdotal evidence, there is still a lack of scientific research into CBD.
All they know is that many people are using CBD to treat their anxiety, insomnia and aid general well being. And if CBD is a potential drug to treat stammer, then that’s clearly a sign of development they would like to welcome!
According to The British Stammering Association, also known as STAMMA , about 8% of children tend to stammer at some point, while most of them will talk fluently. However, up to 3% of children might have stammering for a lifelong. Most of the stammering conditions develop during childhood and they are more of a neurological rather than a psychological condition.
Stammering is also largely hereditary- about 60% of people who stammer have a family relative or another member who stammers, and it is a condition that mainly affects men. Stammering is known to be caused by an abnormality in a certain part of the brain that is responsible for controlling language, known as ‘Bronca’s area’.
A spokesperson from the British Stammering Association said that the organization welcomes research into CBD helping people who stammer. While stammering is not neurological or caused by anxiety, having a stammer can make people nervous as they tend to worry more about how others will react to their speech.
What is CBD?
Cannabis plant is made up of about 480 natural compounds, including 66 chemicals that are not found in any other flora. These unique chemicals are known as cannabinoids, which can be categorized into six subgroups, including the two most popular groups, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
CBD and THC make the perfect yin and yang of marijuana. Both have completely different properties and react differently to the body. Each has its own chemical shape that allows it to bind with the receptors present in our central nervous system differently.
CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical with anti-inflammatory properties whereas THC is the psychoactive compound responsible for the euphoria like feeling after people smoke marijuana or weed.