Discover The Truth About Cbd (Cannabidoil) And Other “Miracle” Cures
PRESENTED BY THE EAST SHORE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Believers in cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, say this hemp-derived product can produce modern medical miracles, from treating depression to curing cancer. But are these benefits too good to be true?
Google “CBD oil” and you’ll find pages and pages of articles, ads and studies. Makers claim the popular hemp extract-sold online and available in many states in health and natural food stores-may help treat a long list of health problems, from acne to anxiety, chronic pain to cancer. But is it safe, and does it work? Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know.
- It’s Not Marijuana
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound naturally found in cannabis, the same plant used to make marijuana. It isn’t addictive, and it can’t make you high.
- It Shows Some Scientific Promise
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), CBD “may be useful in reducing pain and inflammation, controlling epileptic seizures and possibly even treating mental illnesses and addictions.”
- We Need to Know More
As a treatment for many other conditions, experts say it’s too soon to tell. While some animal studies using CBD sound promising, and as with most treatments, what works for some people doesn’t work for others. More clinical trials are needed.
- There Are Side Effects
CBD oil may cause tiredness, diarrhea or changes in appetite and weight. It can also interact with some prescription medicines. There may be long-term side effects too.
- It’s Not FDA-Approved
Shop carefully if you use CBD products-especially if you buy them online. A lack of government oversight means there are no guarantees a product is safe or its manufacturer’s claims are true. Labels may be misleading as well
If these topic areas sound interesting to you, then come learn more!
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
TIME: 11:00 am in Studio A
FEE: This event is FREE!