Using CBD for Medical Conditions

Does CBD work? The jury is still out on CBD, but there is an increasing indication that CBD can be used to effectively treat the symptoms of epilepsy and associated neurological disorders — even in instances where conventional medical treatments have been unsuccessful. For other conditions, anecdotal evidence and preliminary studies show CBD may be an extremely effective and possibly safer course of treatment. One major thing anyone contemplating using CBD should understand: CBD does not have psychotropic effects — in other words, it will not make you “high.”

If you are considering using CBD for a medical condition, the infographic below, A Beginner’s Guide to CBD Products, provides a digestible, high-level overview of what types of conditions CBD may be effective for, and the many ways the product can be applied. You’ll want to check with your doctor or healthcare professional as well, since, as with any drug, dosage, drug interaction and best delivery method vary depending on an individual’s specific health.

Two attractive characteristics of CBD is that it is a natural substance, and does not appear to have the extremely unfavorable side effects of numerous prescription drugs used to treat anxiety, depression, inflammation and other conditions. Nevertheless, adverse side effects are possible with CBD, depending on your underlying health, the dosage, and the delivery system. In particular, we echo the infographic in being extremely careful about vaping, as this form of CBD delivery is being carefully studied for safety or lack thereof. For more information, please continue reading below.

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By Finn

Finn Oliver Edwards: Finn, a pediatric nurse, shares child health tips, parenting advice, and preventive measures for common childhood illnesses.