To avoid interactions, tell your healthcare provider and pharmacist what medicine you're taking. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, or recreational drugs.
There’s some evidence CBD interacts with seizure medicines like Onfi (clobazam) and boosts their concentration in the blood. More research is needed, though.
There are no guidelines for the proper use of CBD oil. CBD oil is usually taken by placing one or more drops under the tongue and holding it there for 30 to 60 seconds without swallowing.
Dosage and Preparation
The review analyzed 14 published studies. Nine of the studies looked at the effects on animals, and five studies looked at the effects on humans.
More research on CBD has been emerging as it has gained popularity. Still, there are only a few clinical studies on the effects of CBD oil.
The study also looked at stroke volume (the amount of blood remaining in the heart after a heartbeat). The stroke volume in the men who took CBD was lower than that in the placebo group, meaning the heart was pumping more efficiently.
The rats that got CBD experienced less inflammation and nerve pain (pain caused by damage to your nerves).
However, there aren't many studies that examine the use of CBD in treating chronic pain in people. The studies that do exist almost always include THC. This makes it hard to isolate CBD's unique effects.
Advocates say CBD, or cannabidiol, which comes from hemp and marijuana, can help with anxiety, pain relief and provide a slew of other benefits. And while many experts agree that CBD has potential, there are still a lot of unknowns.
CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds, found in marijuana and hemp.
The law depends on where you live, and whether the CBD comes from hemp or marijuana. The Farm Bill of 2018 legalized hemp. Marijuana is trickier because the federal government still considers it an illegal drug, although states have their own swiftly changing laws. Some states have legalized recreational use of marijuana, while others have legalized medical marijuana. Still others have introduced CBD-specific legislation.
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“But you need studies to really be able to give us knowledge about how much CBD each day someone should take for their particular illness, and how it might interact with other medications they take,” she said. “That’s what you get with a clinical trial.”
You’re probably already familiar with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is another compound found in the cannabis plant and its main psychoactive component. But unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. In other words, it’s not what gets you stoned. It’s also different from medical marijuana, which has been shown to reduce pain.
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD may even help treat acne.
What does it do?
Advocates believe there are many potential health benefits, but clinicians say more research needs to be done.
In addition to treating epilepsy, research has shown CBD may help reduce anxiety for people who have schizophrenia or psychosis, or who are addicted to opiates.