There is a medical revolution going on, in case you didn’t know it, and it’s led by CBD products! These natural remedies have definitely taken the world by storm. The main reason for it is the fact that they are versatile.

The number of studies on CBD is growing, and as that number grows so does the number of the newly-discovered benefits CBD has for your health. Keep in mind that these studies are still in their early stages and that you should not rely on CBD to help cure your condition on its own.

However, as you’re just about to see, CBD oils can be a powerful addition to your regular medication and can be applied to a lot of different health conditions and diseases!

The first thing to do when it comes to CBD oils and such products is, of course, do some research on them. Once you, you should consult your doctor in order to determine whether this natural remedy really is the way to go concerning your health condition.

You should know that CBD does not cause any side effect whatsoever when it is used on its own. However, when used alongside other types of regular medication, it can cause some minor side effects. This is the reason why it is so important to get your doctor’s opinion on it before you take up this powerful natural remedy!

What is CBD to begin with?

As you may or may not already know, cannabidiol (commonly known as CBD) is a compound found in the resins of the cannabis plant. It is also one of the 113 known cannabinoids. Although most people tend to think that CBD has just emerged, the truth is that CBD-based products actually have quite a history!

And luckily for all of us, its history is starting to repeat itself. CBD is gaining more and more of a reputation of a go-to natural remedy for all kinds of conditions. This is, of course, the reason why a lot of studies on the subject are starting to take place.

Are CBD and THC the same thing?

Simply put - no, definitely not! These two compounds actually share the same molecular structure and a number of benefits for our health, but they do not affect our organisms in the same way.

The main difference between the two is the fact that THC is psychoactive and CBD is not. Therefore, while THC can create ‘a high’, CBD sometimes even works in ways that will help suppress this psychoactive effect THC has! So if you had any concerns about CBD making you high, you should know that there is nothing to worry about.

CBD’s benefits and side effects

Cannabidiol has proven itself to be quite beneficial in helping treat or alleviate a great number of different conditions. Some of these health conditions include insomnia, depression, anxiety, cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, ADHD, acne, eczema, etc. You should also know that CBD is also a powerful ally in fighting substance abuse!

While most of these conditions cannot be completely cured by using CBD oils on their own, you will find that these oils can greatly improve your overall health when used along with your regular medication.

Having mentioned the combination of CBD and other types of medication, you should know a bit more about the side effects they can sometimes cause. Of course, once you consult your doctor, they will make sure that these side effects are taken down to a minimum or completely avoided.

While these side effects are minor and usually pass in a matter of hours, they are still worth a mention. You will want to know what you’re getting yourself into, right?

Dry mouth

Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are present in almost every cell in our bodies, including submandibular glands, which are in charge of producing saliva. This can cause a dry sensation in some CBD oils users’ cases, because of how the endocannabinoid system affects saliva secretion. Simply put, one of the side effects can be excessive thirst.

Lightheadedness and drowsiness

When using higher doses of CBD oils, you may feel lightheaded and drowsy from time to time. Both of these side effects are usually caused by a drop in blood pressure.

If you start to feel any of the two, you can easily get yourself a pick-me-up, so coffee or a cup of black tea can do the trick. Of course, before you start feeling better please make sure you don’t operate on any heavy machinery or drive a vehicle.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is definitely one of the most unpleasant side effects you might experience while using CBD oils. Of course, you should take into account that this side effect is somewhat of a double-edged sword - some users claim that the use of CBD oils caused diarrhea, while others claim it does exactly the opposite! Both of these cases are closely connected to the dosage amount and to the users’ cannabidiol tolerance.

As you can see, CBD oils are definitely the remedy of the future, so if you like what you’ve just learned about them go see your doctor right away and start off your journey to health on the right foot!

Published by Evan Javier