CBD Oil better still known as Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. it is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa.
Likely Effective for
There is interest in using CBD for a number of other purposes, but there isn’t enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful for these uses.
Possibly Effective for
When taken by mouth: CBD is possibly safe to take in appropriate doses. Doses of up to 300 mg daily have been used safely for up to 6 months. Higher doses of 1200-1500 mg daily have also been taken safely for up to 4 weeks.
CBD can cause some side effects, such as dry mouth, low blood pressure, light headedness, and drowsiness. Signs of liver injury have also been reported with high doses of the prescription form of CBD, called Epidiolex.
When applied to the skin: There isn’t enough reliable information to know if CBD is safe or what the side effects might be.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It may be unsafe to take CBD if you are pregnant or breast feeding. CBD products can be contaminated with other ingredients that may be harmful to the fetus or infant. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: It is possibly safe for children to take a specific prescription CBD product (Epidiolex) by mouth in doses up to 25 mg/kg daily. This product is approved for use in children with certain conditions who are at least 1 year old. It isn’t clear if other CBD products are safe in children.
Liver disease: People with liver disease may need to use lower doses of CBD.