CBD Products- The Next Big Thing In
Medicine?

CBD is a chemical found in marijuana. In recent years, this chemical has become one of the
most well-known products in medicine. It became a hot topic among many health influencers
because of its stigma. Despite it all, CDB is an FDA-approved medicine. We recently learned
many things about how it can help with different illnesses and how it came from being
stigmatised to a product doctors recommend.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol ( CBD ) is recreational cannabis. It is one of four hundred compounds found in
marijuana. It is the primary active ingredient in marijuana but is not responsible for the ´high feeling´ that is associated with smoking or ingesting drugs. As a result, the medical community is finding ways to integrate CBD for patients experiencing pain, depression, anxiety, seizures, and more.

Benefits of CBD

Cannabidiol just recently became a legal, medical drug. With its newfound label, scientists are
studying more and more about its benefits and side effects. While we still don't have enough
for a definitive list of its uses in medical benefits, some of the most commonly reported
benefits are:
1) Reducing chronic pain
2) Anti-inflammation
3) Treating insomnia
4) Eases addictive cravings
5) Reduces anxiety
CBD also treats Lennox-Gastaut, Dravet syndrome, and tuberous sclerosis complex seizures.
Although only
prescription Cannabidiol is recommended. It is a big step in new discoveries of the many
benefits this chemical provides.

How does Cannabidiol work?

Like any other medication, CBD works by binding and directly interacting with the receptors in
our cells. They bind with two main receptors, i.e., CB1 and CB2.

CB1
This receptor is commonly found on nerve cells and is connected to the central nervous system.
Their role is to carry out information to the brain and spinal cord.

CB2
These receptors are more widespread than CB1. They are mostly found on organ cells
associated with the immune and peripheral nervous, and reproductive systems.

 

cbdrocks central nervous system

How Cannabidiol helps our central nervous system?

CBD is able to positively affect our moods by acting on our serotonin receptors and regulating
GABA and glutamate. CBD can have a positive effect on our mood and sleep cycle. Its impact on
our CB1 receptors aids in lowering anxiety and relieving depression.
How CBD Regulates Pain And Inflammation?
It activates vanilloid receptor type 1 (TRPV1) in our body. This helps regulate inflammation,
pain, and body temperature.

How long does it take for CBD to show effects?

Every person is different. Cannabidiol can show effects on one person immediately while takingover an hour for a completely different individual.

Cannabidiol can interact with prescription medications.

We all have a limited understanding of the side effects of CBD. Despite this, there is anunderstanding of keeping people with medications away from ingesting CBD. Some medicinesthat are proven to interact with cannabidiols are:

1) Chemotherapy medications

This medication is extremely sensitive and is often prescribed after understanding a person'sdrug metabolism.Cannabidiol can interfere with how your body processes the medications—resulting in thedevelopment of toxic levels of chemotherapy medications staying in the body.

2) Blood thinners

The medication is commonly used for patients who are prone to blood clots. They do not breakup the clots that a patient already has, but it does prevent them from growing bigger and fromnew clots from forming. However, one of the possible side effects is internal bleeding, which iswhy doctors advise patients to be more cautious of cuts and bruises.Your body can become more prone to internal bleeding when taken with CBD. But if takingCannabidiol is necessary, then it is better to get advice from your doctor on how to handle it.

3) Epilepsy medications

Epidiolex is the first FDA-approved Cannabidiol for chronic seizure disorders. But it is alsoknown to interact with other types of epilepsy medications. Additionally, if Epidiolex is given inhigh doses, it can cause more severe and much more frequent seizures.Other medications that react to CBD are anti depressions, beta-blocker blood pressure drugs,and anti-anxiety, flu, and cold medications. Due to the number of medications CBD interactswith, it is always advised to speak with professionals when taking CBD products. After all, it isalways advised not to take more than one medication without consulting a doctor. AndCannabidiol is also classified as a medication.

Conclusion

CBD was first approved for medical use in 2018. Although many are still sceptical if they should
use it, Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive and does not have the right chemicals to cause
addictions in its users. CBD can reduce inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, pain, addictions, and
seizures, particularly illnesses. It is always advised to exercise caution and to consult a medical
professional before taking any type of medication.

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