First: Not everyone will respond to the same treatment (regardless of what the studies say. A good example is the biologics for RA, such as Humira, Enbrel, Xeljanz, Cimxia, etc.; the studies show that only about 60% will respond to the first one we try.)
Because so many of my rheumatology patients are trying CBD oil, I wanted to better understand this medical trend. In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the downsides to CBD, and Part 2 covers the history, differences between CBD and THC, and the current proposed benefits of CBD. Now in Part 3, I want to talk a little about dosing, quality, and questions you should ask before buying a CBD product.
What is the Correct Dosage for CBD Oil?
1) Where was the hemp plant grown and what surrounds the farms?
2) Has the product been tested by an independent third party?
3) Is the CBD from a “whole-plant hemp” extraction, which includes the seeds, stem, and stalk, or from the hemp stalk only (“isolated hemp”)?
4) What method of extraction is used to get the products from the hemp plant. . . CO2? Chemicals?
Factors that differentiate one person’s dose from another’s include:
Second: The dose of medication required by one person will be different than anyone else.
Dr. Drew and co-host Simone Bienne (a psychosocial and relationship therapist) chat with Dr. Jonathan N. Stea, a clinical psychologist who recently published two articles about cannabis use and mental health in Scientific American. He’s here to answer all of your questions about CBD and THC, including: Does cannabis addiction really exist? Does cannabis calm anxiety or make it worse? Is there a placebo effect with cannabis and healing? What is the one thing that determines if using cannabis becomes harmful to you? #YOULIVE @jonathanstea