Nabiximols (Sativex), a multiple sclerosis drug made from a combination of TCH and CBD, is approved in the United Kingdom and Canada to treat MS pain. However, researchers think the CBD in the drug may be contributing more with its anti-inflammatory properties than by acting against the pain. Clinical trials of CBD are necessary to determine whether or not it should be used for pain management.
Thanks for sharing! Yes, it’s important to know that anything can cause side effects. We’re all a little different, so while most respond very positively to CBD extracts, it is still possible to have a negative response too. It sounds like perhaps a switch to an alternative type of CBD extract, such as isolate vs full spectrum may be helpful. If you have any questions, know that we’re only a phone call away (608-663-2640) and we’re happy to help you find alternatives.
Cannabidiol is the major nonpsychoactive component of Cannabis sativa. Over the centuries, a number of medicinal preparations derived from C. sativa have been employed for a variety of disorders, including gout, rheumatism, malaria, pain, and fever. These preparations were widely employed as analgesics by Western medical practitioners in the 19th century (1). More recently, there is clinical evidence suggesting efficacy in HIV-associated neuropathic pain, as well as spasms associated with multiple sclerosis (1).
Wow! Those are unusual side effects. I’d recommend that you stop taking that CBD product immediately if you haven’t already done so. It may be that you’re allergic to something in the oil (coconut oil, etc) or possibly hemp. I’ll have one of our Wellness Consultants reach out to you to explore alternative brands and types, such as switching to an isolate, etc. Let’s figure it out!
In addition to all the benefits we’ve already discussed, CBD has been proven to have antioxidant and neuroprotective effects. This means that it helps repair the damage from oxidative stress, which is believed to be a primary cause of diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS — even heart disorders and some forms of cancer. This is a hugely beneficial effect of CBD.
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