Posted on

gdb hemp oil

As the cannabis industry has developed, more studies have been conducted showing the potential use of CBD oil for medicinal purposes.

So what exactly is CBD oil, what are the benefits of taking it, and because CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, will you fail a drugs test if you take it? Marcus Cordery, CEO of Kanaco – a CBD specialist – offered an in-depth look.

Related articles

CBD oil, which comes from the cannabis plant, has rocketed in popularity in the last year (Image: GETTY)

CBD is now available on UK high streets in a range of different forms, from oil to water, and is believed to aid a range of health conditions.

Dr Andrew Thornber, chief medical officer at Now Patient, previously offered his recommendation for taking CBD to Express.co.uk, particularly with research still being in the early stages.

Many of these interactions are mild and require no adjustment to treatment. Others may require a drug substitution or the separation of doses by several hours.

However, the effect of CBD on each addiction type was often very different. With opioid addiction, for example, CBD showed little effect in minimizing withdrawal symptoms in the absence of THC. By contrast, CBD on its own appeared effective in minimizing drug-seeking behaviors in users of cocaine, methamphetamine, and other psychostimulant drugs.

There is currently no known “correct” dose of CBD oil. Depending on individual needs and what is being treated, the daily dose may range between 5 and 25 mg.

Dosage and Preparation

Meredith Bull, ND, is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a private practice in Los Angeles. She helped co-author the first integrative geriatrics textbook, "Integrative Geriatric Medicine."

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 can interact with certain medications, including some drugs used to treat epilepsy. CBD inhibits an enzyme called cytochrome P450 (CYP450), which metabolizes certain drugs. By interfering with CYP450, CBD may either increase the toxicity or decrease the effectiveness of these drugs.

CBD shows promise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, suggests a 2015 review of studies in the journal Neurotherapeutics.   According to the investigators, CBD demonstrated potent anxiolytic (anxiety-relieving) effects in animal research, albeit with counterintuitive results.