CBD products are touted as safe, natural, and affordable. They are marketed as remedies for physical ailments, stress, mental illnesses, and insomnia. CBD, like Cannabis, is also used as a health supplement for overall wellness.
While the research about the health benefits of CBD oil is still in its infancy, studies are finding CBD oil may help with the treatment and prevention of numerous illnesses. Further studies and evidence also suggest CBD may be an effective and natural treatment for mental health issues. The use of the cannabinoid increases anandamide and neurotransmitter serotonin, thus leading researchers to believe CBD oil can also help with stress and work as an antioxidant & anti-inflammatory compound.
What is CBD?
Helps reduce stress and improves the quality of sleep.
Treating Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and epilepsy. The FDA has approved Epidiolex, a prescription medication made from purified CBD oil, as a treatment for two types of rare and severe epilepsy.
Here are just a few of the benefits of CBD:
Yes. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advice patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450 , CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. In some situations, it may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patient’s blood levels of other medications while taking CBD . See CBD -Drug Interactions: The Role of Cytochrome P450 for more information.
Yes! Please report strains of interest to Project CBD .
See Dosing THCA : Less Is More for more information.
How do I know what dose of CBD I should take?
We do not. Project CBD is an educational news service. We review and report on CBD -rich products, but we don’t sell them.
Yes, you may fail a drug test even if you experience no mood-altering affects from your CBD -rich medicine. Drug tests are geared toward identifying THC , not CBD or another cannabinoid. If one medicates with CBD -rich cannabis that has a small amount of THC , the THC may register on the drug test.
CBD is metabolized into an analogous compound, 7-hydroxy- CBD , by the liver. Some 6- OH – CBD may also be formed. But scientists know relatively little about the activity (or lack thereof) of these compounds. There is strong evidence that CBD does not convert to significant amounts THC in the stomach.
Depending on where you live, we may be able to suggest medical marijuana dispensaries in your area that carry CBD -rich medicine. The Project CBD website includes a list of affiliated dispensaries that are committed to providing CBD -rich medicine in states that have legalized medical marijuana. CBD oil extracted from industrial hemp is also available through online storefronts and a handful of actual storefronts in states that have legalized CBD (but not the whole plant). The quality of hemp-derived CBD products is inconsistent but sometimes patients find these to be effective.