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Knowing about the medicinal effects of CBD (Cannabidiols)

CBD (Cannabidiols) is the second well known cannabinoid. Just like THC, the medical benefits of CBD are many. CBD though is a non-psychoactive compound. Let us have a look at some medical conditions that CBD can treat

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • epilepsy
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • psychotic disorders
  • chronic pain

CBD doesn’t not give a high and that is why it is not an ideal choice amongst those who use the drugs for recreational purpose. Therefore this drug is better known for its medical effects. Most health professionals prefer CBD for treatments as it has minimal side effects.

Looking at some medical properties of CBD and its effects

Antiemetic – decreases vomiting and nausea

Anticonvulsant- restrains seizure activity

Anti-oxidant- fights neurodegenerative disorders

Antidepressant/Anxiolytic- fights depression and anxiety disorders

Anticancer/Anti tumour- fights cancer cells and tumour cells

Anti-inflammatory- fights inflammatory disorders

Antipsychotic- Fights psychosis disorders

How do I use CBD?

You can use CBD oil that is available in a dropper form. It becomes easy to carry the dropper anywhere you go. It is recommended to put two droppers once every day under the tongue and hold it in mouth for about 30 seconds before you swallow. After a period of one week you can reduce the dose to one dropper. To get more comfortable sleep, use one drop applying the above methods, 40 minutes before you to go bed. Again the dose can vary to get desired effects in every individual so check out the dose that suits you.

Is CBD safe during pregnancy?

Many hemp and CBD products are believed to be great during pregnancy, but again the effects can vary from person to person. Coming to the facts that any expecting mother experiences during pregnancy like muscle pain, morning sickness, swelling breasts, swelling joints, stretching ligaments etc.,

Well, taking any other painkillers or medications can harm mother and the baby. CBD is quite safe and natural alternative method to many other OTP medications to be used during pregnancy, but before you take any CBD products, consult your doctor. Many mothers who used CBD to combat morning sickness during pregnancy claim it to be quite useful.

Is CBD oil safe during breastfeeding?

There are no sufficient evidences available about lactation and CBD. However cannabinoids occur naturally in breast milk, letting someone believe that cannabinoids aid development, immunity and overall functioning of new born. It is better to consult your doctor who better understands the properties of CBD so that you know whether CBD oil is safe for use while you are nursing your baby.

Drug Interactions

There are some drugs that can interact with CBD and they are

  • Anti-depressants
  • Immune modulators
  • Prokinetics
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Beta blockers
  • NSAIDs
  • PPIs
  • Angiotension II blockers
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Anti-arrythmics
  • Anti-psychotics
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents

The list mentioned above doesn’t include all the drugs that can interact with CBD, so it is better to consult your doctor to know all other possible drug interactions.

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