One of the most talked about treatment in the fibromyalgia community is Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The feedback from patients who have used the product is overwhelmingly positive. However, there are still lots of confusion regarding the use of CBD oil for fibromyalgia treatment. Before you decide to use CBD oil, there are some important things that you need to know about it. Here are some:
Chemical Compounds From Cannabis Plant
CBD refers to cannabidiol. This is among the 85 chemical compounds derived from a cannabis plant. The oil can be extracted from hemp or marijuana, both belonging to the cannabis plant family. CBD oil derived from marijuana is still not legal in various states. On the other hand, CBD oil that’s derived from hemp is legal in all states.
CBD Will Not Make You High
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the ingredient found in marijuana that can lead to a feeling of “high”. However, CBD oil is non-psychoactive. Thus, it will not make you high. Moreover, studies have shown that CBD can in fact counteract the feeling of anxiety caused by THC. Since CBD oil derived from hemp has no traces of THC, it will not make anyone high. Hence, a person using CBD oil will not test positive for drugs.
CBD Products Are Available In Different Forms
There are several different CBD products available. They come in vape oils, drops, topical creams and capsules. Based on the response from fibro patients who have tried CBD products, drops are the most popular, followed by the capsules.
CBD Is Not Yet Proven By FDA
The use of CBD in treating certain illnesses, including fibromyalgia, has not been scientifically proven by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thus, CBD products are not yet regulated. They require more scientific studies and research before FDA can approve the product for medical use.
Quality of CBD Hemp Can Vary
The quality of CBD oil derived from hemp can vary, especially those products being sold online. People who are looking to try CBD should make sure that they are buying the product from a reputable company. In recent years, FDA has warned people of companies who have been deceptively selling CBD products. While these products may be effective, they could lead to harmful consequences.