DAY 3: WHAT CAN CBD HELP ME WITH? + CBD SIDE EFFECTS & MEDICATION INTERACTIONS

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CBD has a wide range of therapeutic uses! CBD and THC are the most heavily researched cannabinoids, and researchers are learning new things all the time. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, neuroprotective properties, and antioxidant properties.
CBD has been shown to help:
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce pain
  • Balance mood
  • Relieve headaches & migraines
  • Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
  • Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
  • Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, depression, alcoholism)
  • Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
  • Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Improve immune function

Potential Benefits of CBD used topically:
  • Pain relief for sore muscles and joints
  • Reduce acne and blemishes
  • Soothe irritated skin
  • Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea relief
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Speed healing of cuts and scrapes
  • Reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots

CBD Side Effects:
Side effects from CBD are fairly rare, most people tolerate CBD well. The following side effects can sometimes be attributed to taking too much CBD. We always recommend starting out with a low dose and slowly working your way up to the ideal dose for your individual body.
The most common side effect of CBD use is a headache. Oftentimes this can be mitigated by increasing your water intake when introducing CBD into your system.
Other potential side effects include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea

Medication Interactions:
Please ask your doctor about any potential medication interactions. If you take a prescription that warns you against having any grapefruit, that warning applies to CBD as well, as both affect the medication similarly.
  • a common blood thinner, warfarin
  • a heart rhythm medication, amiodarone
  • a thyroid medication, levothyroxine
  • several medications for seizure, including clobazam, lamotrigine, and valproate

Check this list for less common drugs that may interact with CBD: https://sites.psu.edu/.../NTI-Meds-to-be-Closely...

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