Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is one of the many natural occurring chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. The compound is non-psychoactive, which means that it does not produce any psychotropic effects and will not get you high. In the last few years it has started to gain a lot of popularity due of its medicinal properties. It has been found to have powerful anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, and pain relieving properties.
CBD works in the body through interacting with cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). According to research, the ECS plays a huge role in managing several bodily processes such as pain, memory, sleep and many more. Thus, through stimulation of the ECS, CBD could help improve a lot of these bodily processes.
CBD Drug Interactions
"Drug interactions may take place if CBD is taken at the same time as another course or dose of medication. CBD can affect how our bodies process other drugs, which may impact how much of the medication ends up in our system as well as alter its reaction in the body, potentially causing negative side effects.
This article explores possible CBD drug interactions based on the effect that CBD has on the cytochrome P-450, a system in the body that is responsible for processing many different drugs and medications."
"Before taking a new medication or food supplement it’s highly important to consult your doctor or healthcare professional."
CBD Research Articles
The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol induces rapid-acting antidepressant-like effects
Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain
Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs
The effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in generalized social anxiety disorder
Cannabidiol reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in treatment-naïve
social phobia patients.