CBD or cannabinoids is derived from the hemp plant, which is one of the close cousins of marijuana plant. Marijuana is well known for high levels of THC.
However, hemp plant contains very little amount of THC which is less than 0.3% usually and according to WHO (World Health Organization) in the CBD there is no presence of THC and hence it will never create any kind of “high” feel.
Also, no evidence has been found so far about any problem related to public health, abuse or dependence by consuming pure CBD or other related products including best CBD gummies.
Though CBD may not produce “high” effects, it can make significant changes in our brain and body and hence plenty of research has been done to find its medicinal benefits.
Medicines to be contraindicated with CBD
Following are few medicines that must be avoided along with CBD:
- Blood thinners
Few medicines like Warfarin or Coumadin must be avoided because CBD could block metabolism of all these drugs, which may cause them to remain at higher concentration and can become more active.
As a result, it may become toxic and can cause few other complications.
Medicines e.g. Xanax/Ativan to be avoided because metabolism of all these drugs can be affected in similar way, and increase the side effects.
People taking these medicines may feel drowsy or sedated and, in few cases, it may become toxic or can even interfere with the respiratory system.
Also, few other medications which also should be avoided include:
- Calcium channel blockers
All the above are few groups of drugs which according to medical researchers may be affected by CBD. For all these cases, the main concern is that CBD may increase the serum concentration of all these drugs.
The mechanism that occurs in CBD is almost the same mechanism as in the citrus fruits that inhibit liver enzymes.
Therefore, in the similar way like citrus juice, CBD also can increase the concentration of these medicines in the blood.
With most of these drugs your dosage is also vital, so while taking them with CBD, it is very crucial to be aware of such effect and must moderate the dosage of both of them accordingly.
You may observe the degree of this effect in the body of patient that will depend largely upon the dosage of your medicines and the CBD concentration.
Higher concentration of CBD will have much more potential to disrupt your metabolism and same is also with the concentration of medicines. Also, low CBD concentration has shown to have very little or no effect on any other medications.
So far, there is not much research done to tell exactly the amount of CBD dose that can have noticeable effect with any given drug. More research/trials are required in this field, and it may take years when we may get complete picture on this.
Therefore, for the present, in order to find this balance, in the beginning small testing is needed for your body. This must be done only under close supervision of a health professional.