People from all across the globe including Ireland are consuming CBD to treat and find relief from a continuum of mental and physical illnesses. In Ireland, CBD and Cannabis is a controversial topic as the HPRA do not recognize CBD or anything from the Cannabis plant as having any medicinal value. However, as we have many customers who take CBD for many different illnesses and are receiving relief, we felt compelled to write a blog about talking to your doctor about taking CBD Oil.
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid found in the Cannabis Hemp plant. Firstly hemp is a strain of Cannabis just like marijuana is also a strain of Cannabis. Hemp is abundant in the cannabinoid CBD whereas marijuana is rich in the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. For this reason, hemp is entirely legal as it only contains trace amounts of THC.
All Dr Hemp Me products are extracted from CBD rich hemp strains. Although the oil is called CBD Oil, CBD is not the only cannabinoid contained within the oil. In fact, there are over 100 cannabinoids found in Dr Hemp CBD Full Spectrum CBD Oil, mostly in trace amounts. CBD happens to be the most prominent one. CBD benefits from all the other cannabinoids as they work synergistically. This is what we call the entourage effect. When buying CBD Oil make sure you purchase Full Spectrum/Whole plant CBD Oil as they benefit from all the cannabinoids and not just CBD alone. For information on CBD visit our CBD FAQ page.
Talking To Your Doctor About CBD Oil and Its Potential Gains
When it comes to choosing the right CBD product for an effective treatment, discussing CBD and its potential benefits with your doctor can be initially intimidating. However, once an open and honest conversation between you and your physician takes place, then CBD can effectively be incorporated into your treatment regime to garner favourable results. Since CBD is an all-natural, non-psychoactive cannabinoid with no side effects, it can make a viable difference to your overall health, and wellbeing, especially if the diet plan is endorsed by a professional doctor whom you trust completely.
Do Your Own Research
Having little background knowledge about CBD is mandatory before initiating a chat with your doctor. This indicates that doing your own research will reduce the fears and stigma associated with CBD, which will further encourage you to develop strong and open communication with your doctor. Once you know the worth and impact of using CBD, you will tend to feel more connected with the product.
Be Open, Honest, and Transparent In Your Communication
Open communication plays a crucial role in developing strong ties with your doctor, which will ultimately result in your favour. So, you can raise questions about CBD and ask your doctor about which form of CBD would suit you best. Since your doctor is here to listen, don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you feel right. Your doctor may not be willing to discuss CBD or anything related to Cannabis due to the HPRA’s stance on Cannabis. However, it is certainly good to let your doctor know you are thinking of taking CBD Oil.