Is Cannabidiol Safe? Comments from Mayo Clinic

The CBD industry in the U.S. has shown an incomparable growth since legalization. Dr. Brent Bauer from Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine and Health Research Program recognizes the new supplement as one of the most wide-spread these days. People use cannabidiol to treat all sorts of medical conditions, from insomnia to seizures.

Dr. Bauer reminded that before taking CBD, you should talk to your doctor to make sure CBD plays well with other medications you use. But should you rely on cannabidiol-based treatment at all?

We know in animal studies and some test-tube studies, it seems to be pretty good for anti-inflammatory, may have some anti-pain (properties), and it certainly has some effect on mood.

Dr. Bauer

However, an individual approach to each patient is still a must as there’s not enough research of CBD side effects and interaction with other drugs. Cancer patients should discuss CBD therapy with their doctors as cannabidiol can interact with chemotherapy.

That doesn’t mean you should avoid CBD entirely. Early studies show it’s pretty safe, but you have to do your homework and take responsibility for your health before taking any supplements.

CBD is a non-intoxicating component of the marijuana plant. It doesn’t get its users high and doesn’t appear on drug tests. CBD is legal and is used as a part of wellness routine of adults, senior patients, and their pets.

By Alex Malkin

Alex Malkin is a CBD enthusiast, researcher, and the editor-in-chief at He's also the author of the book "CBD: A Door to Better Health" and a certified nutrition-and-wellness specialist.


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