Outside of these two disorders, CBD’s effectiveness in treating seizures is uncertain. Even with Epidiolex, it is uncertain whether the anti-seizure effects can be attributed to CBD or some other factor.
CBD oil may also increase liver enzymes (a marker of liver inflammation). People with liver disease should use CBD oil with caution, ideally under the care of a doctor who can regularly check blood liver enzyme levels.
Medical marijuana is frequently prescribed to people with intractable (treatment-resistant) pain, including those with terminal cancer. There is some evidence that CBD contributes to this benefit.
Potential drug-drug interactions with CBD include:
For this study, nine healthy men took either 600 mg of CBD or the same dose of a placebo. According to the researcher, those treated with CBD had lower blood pressure before and after exposure to stressful stimuli (including exercise or extreme cold).
CBD oil should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A 2018 study from the American Academy of Pediatrics warned women to avoid marijuana during pregnancy due to the potential risks to a baby’s development. Although it is unclear how CBD contributes, CBD is known to pass through the placental barrier.
As CBD grows in popularity, so does the research on it but there are currently few clinical studies on the effects of CBD oil. As such, some of these claims are better supported by studies than others.
As the FDA do not regulate CBD products in the same way as drugs, companies could make false claims about their goods. This makes third-party testing a high priority to help inform and protect people who choose CBD products. All items featured in this article have gone through independent tests and passed Medical News Today’s rigorous criteria.
CBD capsules are oral capsules designed to conveniently deliver cannabidiol (CBD) to the body through the digestive system. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the other popular compound in cannabis, cannabidiol is not psychoactive, meaning it will not cause the high associated with cannabis use.
The only other ingredient is organic extra virgin olive oil. The capsule itself is made of vegetable cellulose, so it is suitable for vegans.
The manufacturer note that they use a proprietary Charlotte’s Web hemp that is naturally high in CBD, delivering a full-spectrum hemp extract. This means the product includes other terpenes and cannabinoids found naturally in hemp.
The capsules may contain other ingredients to complement the effects of CBD, while some pills might be designed for specific uses.