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everything you need to know about cbd oil

CBD products are also being marketed for pets and other animals. The FDA has not approved CBD for any use in animals and the concerns regarding CBD products with unproven medical claims and of unknown quality equally apply to CBD products marketed for animals. The FDA recommends pet owners talk with their veterinarians about appropriate treatment options for their pets.

In addition, CBD can be the cause of side effects that you might notice. These side effects should improve when CBD is stopped or when the amount used is reduced. This could include changes in alertness, most commonly experienced as somnolence (sleepiness), but this could also include insomnia; gastrointestinal distress, most commonly experienced as diarrhea and/or decreased appetite but could also include abdominal pain or upset stomach; and changes in mood, most commonly experienced as irritability and agitation.

The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD.

Some CBD Products are Being Marketed with Unproven Medical Claims and Could be Produced with Unsafe Manufacturing Practices

The FDA is concerned that people may mistakenly believe that using CBD “can’t hurt.” The agency wants to be clear that we have seen only limited data about CBD’s safety and these data point to real risks that need to be considered. As part of the drug review and approval process for the prescription drug containing CBD, it was determined that the risks are outweighed by the benefits of the approved drug for the particular population for which it was intended. Consumer use of any CBD products should always be discussed with a healthcare provider. Consumers should be aware of the potential risks associated with using CBD products. Some of these can occur without your awareness, such as:

You may have noticed that cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be available almost everywhere, and marketed as a variety of products including drugs, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and animal health products. Other than one prescription drug product to treat seizures associated with Lennox Gastaut syndrome (LGS), Dravet syndrome (DS), or tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in people one year of age and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any other CBD products, and there is very limited available information about CBD, including about its effects on the body.

Unlike the FDA-approved CBD drug product, unapproved CBD products, which could include cosmetics, foods, products marketed as dietary supplements, and any other product (other than Epidiolex) making therapeutic claims, have not been subject to FDA evaluation regarding whether they are effective to treat a particular disease or have other effects that may be claimed. In addition, they have not been evaluated by the FDA to determine what the proper dosage is, how they could interact with other drugs or foods, or whether they have dangerous side effects or other safety concerns.

The FDA is actively working to learn more about the safety of CBD and CBD products, including the risks identified above and other topics, such as:

I’ll admit, I was very skeptical about trying CBD at first… until I started researching the various benefits it has for both the mind and the body:

Of course, what works for other people’s pets might not work for yours, so make sure to contact your veterinarian before adding something like this to your pet’s wellness routine.

So, what’s so great about it?

You can purchase CBD as both oils (sometimes called tinctures) and capsules. The oil isn’t the best tasting thing on the planet, I’ll be honest. It’s a thick oil (because it’s derived from a wax), so it’s kind of a weird texture if you want to down it straight. (If you’ve ever tried black molasses, it’s a similar consistency!) I prefer to put my oil in coffee or a smoothie. You can also mix it in with water, but seriously, don’t do that because it’s like drinking a glass of death.

Because CBD can help you calm down, it is also known to help with sleep. The endocannabinoid system helps regulate your sleep patterns, meaning you’ll sleep longer and possibly spend more time in REM, the deepest part of your sleep when you get the most “rest.”

While marijuana medicinally can be used to help cancer patients with pain, in pre-clinical studies, CBD has helped to actually prevent cancer and diabetes. CBD has an anti-tumor effect and has also been shown to stopping the spread of cervical cancer cells. In another study, researchers split up two groups diabetes-prone non-obese female mice. 32% of the group treated with CBD developed diabetes, whereas 100% of the untreated group did. This science obviously hasn’t been proven in humans yet, but if you’re already using CBD for the aforementioned benefits, potentially fighting off cancer and diabetes doesn’t hurt!

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is an extract derived from Cannabis sativa (marijuana plant). CBD oil contains only CBD as the active ingredient after excluding tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] or terpenes. It does not have the same psychoactivity but becomes an effective sedative and hallucinogenic substance, an eminent cure for relieving pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs. The oil is made from the CBD extract of the cannabis plant and further diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. Due to its therapeutic benefit, CBD is gaining momentum in the health sciences in order to ease chronic pain and anxiety.