Cannabidiol (CBD) is in the limelight right now. In 2018, US President Donald Trump signed the Farm Bill into law which effectively legalized the production of CBD and other hemp-based products nationwide. Unlike marijuana, hemp has a low level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the principal psychoactive component of cannabis that makes marijuana psychoactive.
Studies show CBD that can combat hormonal imbalance as well as anxiety, depression and even epileptic seizures. Due to this, a lot of people are wondering what doctors think of CBD products.
An internist who specializes in fibromyalgia and pain stated that a lot of people have found relief from pain after using CBD. You won’t get “high” from using it.
Another specialist, who is a psychologist, said that he was surprised about the positive effects of CBD oil. He said that he came across a video showing a 6-year-old in Colorado who was cured of a rare and violent form of epilepsy, the Dravet syndrome, after using hemp oil.
CBD topical products are also good for a variety of skin problems including acne. One dermatologist in Virginia said it can lead to the reduction of oil on the skin and a decrease in skin inflammation. However, she stressed that all products should be used with a doctor’s prescription.
CBD products can also be used to get rid of back pain as well as other types of body pains including arthritic pain. A chiropractor from New York said he has a patient who uses CBD-based topical cream which he prescribes. He stated that the patient was very satisfied with the results. The combination of CBD and his chiropractic sessions have been successful in getting rid of the patient’s back pain.
However, medical experts emphasize that not all CBDs are equal in terms of their quality and effectiveness. Some CBD products may contain harmful additives.
Generally, almost all medical experts from different fields agree that CBD has the potential to improve health. However, it is important to consult a medic before using it.