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CBD popularity is ever-growing–as is its product market, which now offers a whole lot more CBD edibles than the good old gummies you’ve seen on Reddit.
But with all the buzz surrounding CBD, the question “Have you tried CBD?” has become somewhat of a meme. No matter the complaint–headaches, insomnia, digestive issues, etc–it’s almost guaranteed someone will recommend you try CBD. And despite the lack of evidence from the FDA, many people still swear by CBD products. If you couldn’t already guess, I’m one of those people.
So in the interest of transparency (and because I love a good self-drag), I too thought CBD was the millennial snake oil…until I tried it, then I literally ate my words. However, before I share my experience with CBD and delve into the nitty-gritty of it all (I.E. what are the potential dangers of CBD use and tips on what to avoid) it’s imperative that you discuss potential CBD use with your doctor. I am not a doctor, so while I can tell you if a product is good enough to use, I can’t tell you if a product is going to work for you. And as with any product, user experiences can vary. It may take you some trial-and-error (like tweaking your dosage or the way you’re consuming CBD) to figure out what suits you best.
What is CBD? Are there dangers of CBD use?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main chemical components found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Unlike THC (another main element of the marijuana plant), CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high or alter your perception. Its effects, according to Harvard Medical School’s Health Blog, can help relieve a wide range of symptoms including chronic pain, anxiety, seizures, and insomnia. However, since most of these products are listed as supplements and not medications, both the products themselves and their effects have not been regulated or substantiated by the FDA.
Don’t freak out just yet! The same can be said for the daily vitamins you take–they’re also considered supplements and are not regulated by the FDA. So if you choose to use CBD, it’s imperative that you discuss it with your doctor prior to adding it to your regimen, especially if you regularly take medications like blood thinners as CBD can alter the levels of Coumadin in your bloodstream.
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