cbd noDecember 15, 2021
Outside of the US, the prescription drug Sativex, which uses CBD as an active ingredient, is approved for muscle spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and for cancer pain. Within the US, Epidiolex is approved for certain types of epilepsy and tuberous sclerosis.
CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, stop them altogether. Epidiolex, which contains CBD, is the first cannabis-derived medicine approved by the FDA for these conditions.
CBD comes in many forms, including oils, extracts, capsules, patches, vapes, and topical preparations for use on skin. If you’re hoping to reduce inflammation and relieve muscle and joint pain, a topical CBD-infused oil, lotion or cream – or even a bath bomb — may be the best option. Alternatively, a CBC patch or a tincture or spray designed to be placed under the tongue allows CBD to directly enter the bloodstream.
Some CBD manufacturers have come under government scrutiny for wild, indefensible claims, such that CBD is a cure-all for cancer or COVID-19, which it is not. We need more research but CBD may prove to be a helpful, relatively non-toxic option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Without sufficient high-quality evidence in human studies, we can’t pinpoint effective doses, and because CBD currently is typically available as an unregulated supplement, it’s hard to know exactly what you are getting.
Side effects of CBD include nausea, fatigue and irritability. CBD can increase the level of blood thinning and other medicines in your blood by competing for the liver enzymes that break down these drugs. Grapefruit has a similar effect with certain medicines.
How can CBD be taken?
A significant safety concern with CBD is that it is primarily marketed and sold as a supplement, not a medication. Currently, the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. So, you cannot be sure that the product you buy has active ingredients at the dose listed on the label. In addition, the product may contain other unknown elements. We also don’t know the most effective therapeutic dose of CBD for any particular medical condition.
The Farm Bill removed all hemp-derived products, including CBD, from the Controlled Substances Act, which criminalizes the possession of drugs. In essence, this means that CBD is legal if it comes from hemp, but not if it comes from cannabis (marijuana) – even though it is the exact same molecule. Currently, many people obtain CBD online without a medical marijuana license, which is legal in most states.
CBD is readily obtainable in most parts of the United States, though its exact legal status has been in flux. All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction. In December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD trials. In 2018, the Farm Bill made hemp legal in the United States, making it virtually impossible to keep CBD illegal – that would be like making oranges legal, but keeping orange juice illegal.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, a cousin of marijuana, or manufactured in a laboratory. One of hundreds of components in marijuana, CBD does not cause a “high” by itself. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
Animal studies, and self-reports or research in humans, suggest CBD may also help with:
People taking high doses of CBD may show abnormalities in liver related blood tests. Many non-prescription drugs, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), have this same effect. So, you should let your doctor know if you are regularly using CBD.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is often covered in the media, and you may see it touted as an add-in booster to your post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. You can even buy a CBD-infused sports bra. But what exactly is CBD? And why is it so popular?
If you decide to try CBD, make sure you are getting it from a reputable source. And talk with your doctor to make sure that it won’t affect any other medicines you take.
Is cannabidiol legal?
Is CBD safe?
We love hearing that Shamrock can now be comfortable in her crate and lays down for a nap after she has had the Wiggles oil. It is such a relief when we are pets are relaxed. Thank you for adding a picture.
Thank you so much for the review and the adorable picture, Roselynn! We are happy to hear that Bailey's No More Wiggles Oil has helped Odis. I'll be sure to pass your kind words on to our team, and we hope that he continues to enjoy his new calm life!
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We’ve folded our premium hemp oil extract into proprietary blends of fat optimized for complete absorption and whole-body metabolism. For Bailey’s calm-and-quiet formula, we’ve selected relaxing natural products from around the world to complement our cannabinoids:
Every pet has different needs when it comes to CBD. Factors like your pet’s weight, metabolism, and situation all inform how much CBD will help your pet.
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I have been using the no more wiggles formulation for my anxious lab for months now and love the results I’ve had. I was giving her the cookies before and while she LOVED them, I can add the oil to the food she already eats if I need to watch calories and I love the dropper for the most accurate dosing. Would highly recommend!
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Shamrock used to hate the crate and drool and pant anytime we got in the car.
Thanks for the comments and glad we're able to help Jupiter so much.
Some experimentation to find the right serving size for your pet is normal.
Works for my dog! Calms him down and helps him relax. Odis always gets excited to his mail from yall. Wish I could post his picture 😄
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Shamrock used to shake and pant anytime she was in a crate, and it would take her a while before she'd lay down when she went in there, but anytime we'd go in the car she'd pace, panting and drooling all over the place until she could dart out of the car. Now Shamrock get's some Bailey's No More Wiggles about half an hour before we go for a ride and she jumps right into the crate in the car and lays down until we arrive. She also has no problem getting right into her cray and laying down for a nap when she's crated inside too!