However, it also notes that this research is still in the early stages, and that more studies are needed before conclusions can be drawn on whether CBD is effective.
Inflammation is part of the process that leads to many diseases, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, and there is some evidence that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. Other studies have suggested that CBD can have a protective effect on the heart: this has been proven in rats after a heart attack and in mice with some of the heart damage associated with diabetes. But because these studies are often based on findings in a lab or in animals, not in humans, we cannot yet be confident that CBD will benefit the human heart.
What CBD products are available?
Professor Sumnall argues that while it could be effective for some people, in some of these cases the results could be caused by the placebo effect (where the patient’s belief in a treatment makes them feel better). The placebo effect can be powerful, but Professor Sumnall warns that if people try CBD oil instead of speaking to their doctor, it could cause a problem.
Many of these can be easily picked up from reputable high street stores, such as Holland & Barrett or Boots.
The choice of CBD products has exploded recently: you can buy oils, capsules, muscle gels, sprays and oral drops, as well as beer, tea, sweets, hummus and even CBD-infused clothing.
Scott Lundgren, DO, Nebraska Medicine.
“CBD oil may not have the same properties, and it can actually cause gastrointestinal distress like diarrhea or cause decreased appetite. CBD products can include unknown ingredients and may not be accurately labeled,” he says.
FDA: “What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD,” “FDA Approves First Drug Comprised of an Active Ingredient Derived from Marijuana to Treat Rare, Severe Forms of Epilepsy,” “FDA and Cannabis: Research and Drug Approval Process.”
CBD May Have Health Risks
If you have heart failure, you might feel like you’re taking control of your own care by trying herbal treatments that don’t require a prescription. To be safe, talk to your cardiologist first: Ask questions about CBD oil and make decisions together about using this or any other supplement, Allen says.
But there isn’t really any evidence to prove that it will relieve heart failure symptoms or be safe to use if you have heart failure, he adds.
Some research suggests that CBD oil may improve some heart-related symptoms:
“Does it stimulate your appetite? Yes. Do people gain weight if they take it? Possibly true. Patients with severe heart failure do have cachexia,” or severe weight loss and muscle wasting, he says. “One could argue that people with nausea, lack of appetite, or who are losing weight could think CBD would help them. People with heart failure have a fair amount of discomfort, including edema [swelling] and somatic or pain-related issues, so you could think CBD has a role.”
Who knows what's in the jar of snake oil?
I have since learned that dosage is important and possibly I wasn't taking enough.
Anything inexpensive and of growing popularity is subject to the China Syndrome. You don't need more complications from routinely ingesting CBD bulked-up with used transmission fluid and cooking oil.
by jessie – 2019-06-24 22:34:31
I can't say I noticed any sleep improvement, although I know several people who say it's made a big difference for them in reducing anxiety.
I use food-grade peppermint oil for irritable bowel syndrome and have seen a series of formerly reliable suppliers begin cheapeing/adulterating their product.
AFAIK CBD oil etc are not regulated as pharmaceuticals but as supplements. The supplement world is an unregulated wild west. YMMV. Buyer beware.
I am not looking at the commercial market but the medical