CBD (Cannabidiol): what is it, what is it for and secondary effects

  Fact-checking   Autentic   DMCA   Report

Cannabidiol, popularly known as CBD, is a medicine that contains a substance with the same name present in the plant. cannabiswhich acts on the central nervous system, being generally used in the treatment of some cases of epilepsy.

In addition, cannabidiol has possible therapeutic benefits in the treatment of diseases such as anxiety and Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and chronic pain. However, there is not enough evidence of its effectiveness to indicate how to treat these diseases in many countries.

Currently, many Latin American countries such as Mexico, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia and Argentina have authorized the commercialization and use of CBD for medicinal purposes. However, the ideal is that it be used under medical guidance, since its effects, however, do not have sufficient scientific evidence.

what is it for

In addition to epilepsy, studies have been carried out on the benefit of cannabidiol in diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, chronic pain treatment, anxiety and in people with cancer, for example. However, there is not enough evidence until now to recommend the use of this drug in these situations.

In addition, it is possible that cannabidiol also has other benefits and pharmacological properties, such as analgesic and immunosuppressive action, which could be useful in the future for the treatment of stroke, diabetes, nausea, changes in the skin and movement, which is why there is a drug with a great therapeutic potential. See more about the possible benefits of cannabidiol oil.

Watch the continuation of the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol in the video:

where to buy

There are different types of CBD-based products such as oils, creams, supplements, gums and extracts. Those depending on the country can be purchased at pharmacies, purchased online or imported from countries such as the United States. One of the FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of seizures is Epidiolex, for example.

side effects

The main secondary effects of cannabidiol are:

  • Greater risk of infections;
  • somnolence;
  • insomnia
  • Headache;
  • Change in appetite;
  • weight loss;
  • diarrhea;
  • Irritability and agitation.

These effects tend to decrease with time and are more common at the beginning of treatment. In addition, cannabidiol can also affect the liver, causing changes in tests such as elevation of liver enzymes, and be related to suicidal thoughts.

Verified by RJ9823 – Public Utility – cc2.0

Consult a Doctor | Translated by User2937

Content for educational purposes only

The translator user relied on the following text:

Tua Saude Website – REF93782 – Verified

Disclaimer – (English version>) This content has been prepared based on information from research, additional publications, or the translation/verification work of a volunteer editor of this web council. This is a non-profit service. It is strongly recommended that all details and information published be carefully verified. We never allow medication recommendations, medication package inserts or any medication guidance. We never allow partisan politics as information.

Isenção de responsabilidade – (versão em português): Este conteúdo foi preparado com base em informações de pesquisas, publicações adicionais ou no trabalho de tradução/verificação de um editor voluntário deste conselho web. Este é um serviço sem fins lucrativos. É altamente recomendável que todos os detalhes e informações publicadas sejam verificadas cuidadosamente. Nunca permitimos recomendações de medicamentos, bulas ou qualquer orientação sobre medicamentos. Nunca permitimos a política partidária como base para checagem. Para mais informações, leia nossos termos.

  Fact-checking   Autentic   DMCA   Report

Show More


Support Independent Journalism. Replicates and elaborates knowledge and matters of public utility. Non-profit. Please, help us. > Donate

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected.

Please disable your AdBlock in order to access free content.