Steven Gans, MD is board-certified in psychiatry and is an active supervisor, teacher, and mentor at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The amount of CBD found in a product may depend on different factors, including the formulation and method of administration. CBD products are available in a number of different forms including oils, capsules, tablets, nasal sprays, and gummies.
There have been a number of studies that suggest that CBD may have a number of different physical and mental health uses. However, more research is still needed to better understand the substance’s potential applications and possible long-term side effects.
CBD is believed to have a range of positive physical and mental health effects. Because of this, it has become increasingly popular as a way to alleviate everything from anxiety to sleep disorders.
Some of the most common side effects that people experience when taking CBD include:
The general rule is that the heavier you are, the more CBD you are to take.
The derivative that does produce such effects is THC. It is included in minuscule amounts in some CBD oils, particularly full-spectrum cannabidiol. A legal amount of 0.3% of THC is mixed in, so it will produce an “entourage effect” with CBD. This will increase the effectiveness of cannabidiol and the product it is mixed into.
Aside from physical ailments, CBD has been found to help with mental complications as well. For example, the cannabidiol may be used to alleviate anxiety.
This is because CBD products, in general, are new to the market; the short time frame of studies and reviews done on these products are not enough to guarantee that there won’t be complications emanating from the usage of CBD oil in the long run.
More clinical trials and scientific studies are needed to confirm its effects. However, evidence proves that it is helpful and safe.