Many of these interactions are mild and require no adjustment to treatment. Others may require a drug substitution or the separation of doses by several hours.
CBD oil should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A 2018 study from the American Academy of Pediatrics warned women to avoid marijuana during pregnancy due to the potential risks to a baby’s development. Although it is unclear how CBD contributes, CBD is known to pass through the placental barrier.
There is some evidence that CBD interacts with seizure medications such as Onfi (clobazam) and boosts their concentration in the blood. Further research is needed.
Dosage and Preparation
Among the few human trials evaluating CBD’s anxiolytic effects was one published in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry in 2019. For this study, 57 men were given either CBD oil or a placebo before a public-speaking event. Anxiety was evaluated using physiological measures (such as blood pressure, heart rate, etc.) and a relatively reliable test for mood states known as the Visual Analog Mood Scale (VAMS).
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To determine an exact dose of CBD, remember that each drop of oil equals 0.05 mL of fluid. This means that a 30-mL bottle of CBD oil will have roughly 600 drops. If the concentration of the tincture is 1,500 mg/mL, one drop would contain 2.5 mg of CBD (1,500 mg ÷ 600 drops = 2.5 mg).
CBD oil may reduce the risk of heart disease by alleviating hypertension (high blood pressure) in certain people, suggests a 2017 study in JCI Insight.
Although hemp hearts do not contain any THC at all, the shells do have trace amounts (below 0.3% THC).
Hempseed oil, which comes from the seeds only—and not from a hemp variety of the Cannabis plant itself—does not contain any psychoactive properties (such as those from THC which cause a person to get high). Hemp oil has its own unique properties and health benefits.
The hemp seeds are the primary part of the hemp plant that is edible. The leaves can be used to make a tea, but it’s the seeds that contain most of the plant’s nutrients. In fact, hemp seeds have over 30% fat, including essential fatty acids. The health benefits of hemp, therefore, primarily come from its seeds.
There are three different species of plants that come from the Cannabis genus (in the Cannabaceae family). These include Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.
Hemp oil (also called hempseed oil) comes from the seeds of the hemp plant; it is made by cold-pressing hemp seeds. Hempseed oil differs from CBD oil in that CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant and then combined with a base oil (such as coconut, MCT, or olive oil).
When eating hemp seeds, some experts suggest starting out slow (such as 1 teaspoon) then gradually working up to more as tolerated, particularly for those with digestive problems.
Hemp seeds are grown in many different countries, but the hemp that is grown in Canada is said to produce a great tasting, high-quality seed. Look for products that have been tested in the lab for purity and potency.
“A pretty obvious and immediate relaxing effect,*” is how one user described it. For many individuals the difference produced by Hemp Oil + has been both surprising and dramatic. One user told us that until she tried Hemp Oil +, “I didn’t realize how stressed out I really was.”
“Hemp has many of the benefits of marijuana without its psychoactive downside.”
Because it’s a Thorne product, Hemp Oil + is subject to the same rigorous manufacturing standards and testing specifications that assure the safety, quality, and reliability of all Thorne products. In addition to moderating stress, the unique, high-quality Hemp Oil + formula promotes a healthy gut, helps maintain a normal inflammatory response, and modulates nerve-related discomfort.*
How Will Taking a Hemp Oil Supplement Make You Feel?
Of course, you can’t fully appreciate feeling less stressed if you are worried that the hemp oil supplement you’re taking could be harmful, illegal, or cause you trouble with your employer.
There are a number of good reasons to take Thorne’s Hemp Oil +. Certainly it will help regulate the body’s nervous system, support immune function, and maintain a normal inflammatory response.* But the health benefit many users consider their personal favorite is the sense of calm that Hemp Oil + helps create.*
Thorne’s Hemp Oil + is safe to use, and its use is completely legal in all 50 states. The THC level in Hemp Oil + is very minimal, so you won’t have to worry about testing positive for using marijuana.
“It’s like a deep feeling of calmness.”