Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is commonly referred to in the medical world, has recently become one of the hottest topics of discussion in alternative medicine circles. In recent years, the use of CBD oils with cannabidiol has increased exponentially across the world. With many people suffering from ailments caused by chemotherapy, CBD has been used to give patients a fighting chance against their disease.
Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the potential benefits of using cannabis or CBD oil to treat certain conditions. Most people are aware of the intoxicating effect that cannabis has, the fact that it is smoked, and the fact that it is perhaps the most potent illegal drug on the planet. However, the CBD doesn’t have the same harmful side effects as THC, it doesn’t make users light up and it doesn’t (for the most part) produce the annoying, unwanted side effects that THC can.
However, just like any other plant compound, there can be some potential issues with CBD use. Cannabidiol may reduce dopamine release when used for extended periods of time. This is a possible issue because the two types of cannabidiol, CBD gel and CBD capsules, do not cross the blood brain barrier, meaning it can travel through the neurons and into the brain more readily than other medications. Long-term use can result in decreased dopamine release in the patient’s brain. However, this issue has only been identified as a potential problem in people with pre-existing neurological disorders and in people without glaucoma.
In addition to potential CBD side effects, there could be some potentially harmful interactions between cannabidiol and other substances. Cannabidiol is a “street drug” similar to many other illicitly manufactured drugs. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the products used are pharmaceutical grade. It is not uncommon for health care providers to prescribe products with unknown levels of purity, potency and purity. This is especially important for people with underlying conditions, such as diabetes or epilepsy, and people with suppressed immune systems, such as HIV/AIDS patients.
People who decide to start using cannabis plant extract should take into consideration the potential CBD side effects, as well as potential interactions, before they begin taking any supplements. Although most products containing CBD are considered safe, it is important for people to speak with their doctor and a qualified professional before beginning any new supplement. This is especially true if you have any existing health conditions or medications, as they may interact with the plant extract. This is why speaking with your primary care provider is so important. Only your physician can determine if the oils can help to treat your current symptoms or if you have a more serious condition. A qualified professional can also answer any questions or concerns that you may have about side effects, interactions, the stability of the CBD in plants and the potential for addiction.
It is important to keep in mind that the potential side effects from CBD can range from mild to severe, and that even these mild effects may lead to more serious complications if they persist or are left untreated. When considering supplementing with other herbal extracts, oils, vitamins and minerals, you should make sure to carefully research the product to ensure that it will not interfere with any medications you currently take or that it has no interactions with any medicines you may be taking at this time. The main active ingredients in many products are believed to act in concert to enhance the overall benefits of the therapy, but they all have different ways in which they work, and there can be interactions among the different ingredients. For this reason, it is critical to discuss with your healthcare provider if you are considering supplementing with any medication, whether it is prescription or non-prescription, and to find out if you should avoid any medication while taking CBD oil.