CBD oil has gained a lot of attention in the health and wellness realm, and for good reason. CBD has multiple scientifically-backed health benefits, such as relieving chronic pain, alleviating depression and anxiety, and helping cancer patients through side effects from chemotherapy, among others. CBD research is ongoing, which means we will likely discover even more health benefits to CBD oil in the near future.
The office of Dr. James Cardi offers CBD oil to any qualified patient is who seeking a safe, alternative treatment for physical and/or mental ailments. Dr. Cardi can help you decide if CBD oil is right for you, and select what brand and dosage are most appropriate based on your needs.
CBD is shorthand for cannabidiol, one of over 100 chemical compounds that are found in the cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant. Although CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. It is a naturally occurring substance that can impart a feeling of calmness when taken in different forms, such as edibles or oils.
CBD oil is simply CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis or hemp plant, and then diluted with an oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil.
No. CBD oil can make people feel more calm and relaxed, but it does not induce a euphoric or mind-altering state. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis, which is what creates the sensation of getting “high.” CBD does not contain THC or any other psychoactive properties.
CBD oil carries myriad benefits for a wide variety of common ailments. Studies have shown CBD oil is effective at managing:
CBD Oil can interact with certain medications and supplements, particularly those that come with a "grapefruit warning." Both grapefruit and CBD may interfere with a group of enzymes in the small intestine and liver, affecting how the body breaks down medication.
To ensure that CBD oil is a safe, appropriate treatment option for you, speak with your doctor.