CBD oil is an extract of Cannabis indica or Cannabis sativa—the same plants that, when dried, make marijuana. CBD oil is believed by some to treat pain, reduce anxiety, and stimulate appetite in the same way that marijuana does, but without its psychoactive effects. CBD has also shown promise in treating certain types of seizures.
Part of this response could be explained by the way that CBD acts in the brain. In low doses, CBD may act as an agonist to several receptor sites, meaning it acts similarly to surrounding molecules that normally bind to the receptor, enhancing the signalling of those receptor sites. At higher doses, however, too much activity at the receptor site can lead to an opposite effect, negating the beneficial effects of CBD.
This cannabis extract may help treat nerve pain, anxiety, and epilepsy
CBD oil can interact with certain medications, including some drugs used to treat epilepsy. CBD inhibits an enzyme called cytochrome P450 (CYP450), which metabolizes certain drugs. By interfering with CYP450, CBD may either increase the toxicity or decrease the effectiveness of these drugs.
CBD oil comes as full-spectrum oils or in forms that contain CBD isolates. Unlike isolates, which contain CBD only, full-spectrum oils contain a variety of compounds found naturally in the cannabis plant, including proteins, flavonoids, terpenes, and chlorophyll. Alternative practitioners believe these compounds offer more substantial health benefits, although there is no clear evidence of this.
Scientists believe that CBD reduces nerve pain by binding to glycine receptors in the brain that regulate the speed at which nerve signals pass between nerve cells.
"The answer is NO," wrote Dr. Vera Dounaevskaia, director of the thromboembolism clinic at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto in an email to CBC News.
That said, there are some serious but more rare side-effects you shouldn't ignore, including signs of allergic reaction. You should seek medical help if you experience:
Swelling of the lips, mouth or throat.
So then why does my social media seem full of GenXers feeling lousy after getting the shot?
"You seem to get more fever after the second dose with the messenger RNA [vaccines], but more fever after the first dose with the viral vector," said Craig Laferriere, a vaccine consultant with Novateur Ventures, a global health industry consulting firm based in Vancouver, and co-author of a paper comparing the different vaccines.
According to the AstraZeneca product monograph, more than one in 10 people will experience some of these very common side-effects:
Muscle ache and joint pain.
After the age limit for the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine was lowered from 55 to 40 across several provinces, many more GenXers have received their first dose and reported feeling lousy afterward. Social media has been flooded with people reporting the non-serious side-effects they felt (and, in many cases, their vaccine selfies).
Toddlers (1 to 2 years) might like to watch bubbles or toys that move or make sounds, such as magic wands, light-up toys or pinwheels. They may want to hold their favourite toy.
A type of cancer that starts in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies to help the body fight infection) in the bone marrow.
Teenagers (13 to 18 years) can try deep breathing or imagining their favourite place. They also might want to hear a joke or story.
Blood is usually taken from a vein in the arm. An elastic band (tourniquet) is wrapped around your upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the veins easier to see. You may be asked to make a fist so the veins stand out more. The skin is cleaned and disinfected. A needle is inserted into the vein and a small amount of blood is removed. You may feel a prick or stinging sensation.
Bronchogenic carcinomas include small cell lung cancer and non–small cell lung cancer.