Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) is an enzyme in your body that breaks down certain drugs. But CBD oil can block CYP450 from working the way it normally does. CBD oil can either make some drugs you take have a stronger effect than you need or make them less effective.
People that support the use of CBD claim that CBD oil can treat a variety of health problems, including:
Many of these interactions are mild and don't demand a change to treatment. Others may require you to substitute the drugs you are taking or to separate doses by several hours.
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Outside of these two disorders, CBD's effectiveness in treating seizures is uncertain. Even with Epidiolex, it's unclear if the anti-seizure effects are from CBD or some other factor.
There aren't many study trials that look at CBD's anxiety-relieving effects in humans. One of the few is a 2019 study published in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry.
If you're thinking of using CBD oil to treat a health condition, talk to your healthcare provider to make sure it's an appropriate option for you.
The rats that got CBD experienced less inflammation and nerve pain (pain caused by damage to your nerves).
Epidiolex is used to treat two rare forms of epilepsy in children under 2: Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. These are very rare genetic disorders that cause lifelong seizures that start in the first year of life.
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What is CBD?
Dr. Smita Das, chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Addiction Psychiatry’s cannabis work group, does not recommend CBD for anxiety, PTSD, sleep or depression. With patients turning to these to unproven products, she is worried that they may delay seeking appropriate mental health care: “I’m dually concerned with how exposure to CBD products can lead somebody into continuing to cannabis products.”
Is CBD harmful?
Earlier research found fewer than a third of 84 products studied contained the amount of CBD on their labels. Some users of CBD have also failed drug tests when the product contained more THC than indicated.