Integrative Physicians

Medical Marijuana Certifying Doctors located in Waldorf, MD

Many types of medications treat symptoms of illnesses and disease. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural and extremely effective medicine used to deal with a vast array of sicknesses and ailments. The state dispensaries near Waldorf, MD offer cannabidiol as an alternative to synthetic drugs.

Cannabidiol Q & A

Integrative Physicians

What is cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that is found in the seeds, stalks, and flowers of cannabis plants, such as marijuana and hemp. Unlike the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is found in marijuana plants, cannabidiol is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high. This is one of the many reasons why cannabidiol is an important compound, from a medical and legal perspective.

How does cannabidiol work?

Cannabidiol is a powerful and natural antipsychotic. More research is needed to learn exactly how cannabidiol works, but studies show that it appears to eliminate the breakdown of certain chemicals in your brain that affects mood, pain, and mental function. The human body produces its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, that help with your immune system and things like movement, emotions, mood, and appetite. Cannabidiol guides your body to use its own cannabinoids properly.

What does cannabidiol treat?

Cannabidiol has many proven benefits, and it can treat a variety of medical conditions. Among them, cannabidiol:

  • Relieves inflammation and pain
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Helps to fight cancer
  • Acts as an antipsychotic
  • Relieves nausea
  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • Helps to treat seizures and other neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and epilepsy
  • Relieves acne
  • Assists in the withdrawal process of drugs
  • Reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia

The staff at Integrative Physicians may recommend cannabidiol as a treatment based on your condition and overall health.

Are there any side effects associated with taking cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol has been widely studied, and it has been found to be well tolerated in adults across a wide range of doses. CBD has been shown to have little to no significant side effects in the central nervous system in patients who use the therapy minimally or heavily. Cannabidiol’s most common side effect is fatigue, and some patients have noticed diarrhea along with changes in weight and appetite.

If you suffer from pain, mental illness, or other detrimental health conditions, cannabidiol could help to alleviate your symptoms.