QUESTION:

I am hypothyroid and have liver disease from Hepatitis C. I already use Theramu – a CBD Oil. Is there more I can do?

ANSWER:

With Hypothyroid, research has shown that any form of Cannabis does not have a significant impact on thyroid hormone levels. And, in fact, I’ve seen this to be true clinically as well. I’ve had patients that I’ve treated who have had a history of Hypothyroid and were also taking either Medical Marijuana or CBD Oil for several years. And, there was no change in their thyroid hormone levels. They had to continue to take their prescription medications.

When it comes to Hepatitis C, it’s treated with an anti-viral. But, Cannabis products are helpful for symptom management. 

 

QUESTION:

My dad wants to try CBD Oil. But, we wonder if he could fail a drug test given by the VA.

ANSWER:

Even CBD products can have some amount of THC in them. You have marijuana derived CBD products and you have hemp derived CBD product. By law, hemp-derived CBD products are suppose to have less than 0.3% THC. And, by default, marijuana-derived CBD products have more than 0.3% THC. And, so in both cases, there is a likelihood of failing a drug test with both hemp-derived CBD products and marijuana-derived CBD products because THC is present.  But, when you reduce the amount of THC, it reduces the likelihood of failing a drug test. It doesn’t eliminate the likelihood, but it just reduces it. 

I also want to talk about isolate CBD Oils – or what are otherwise referred to as “pure” CBD Oils. Isolate CBD Oils may have some amount of THC, but it’s typically negligible. But, I’m not a fan of Isolate CBD Oils. They’re made using a lot of toxic chemicals. You want to check the laboratory test results for Isolate CBD Oils to make sure that there are no residual solvents. You don’t want to end up doing more harm to your body than good by taking a product that’s chock full of toxic levels of solvents like, Butane, Hexane, Propane, Pentane, etc.

 

QUESTION:

I have chronic back pain. What’s the best way to consume CBD Oil?

ANSWER:

It’s a fairly broad question. And, I need more information. Back pain can be caused by nerve pain, by muscle pain, or by joint pain. And for these various causes there is a best standard of consumption when it comes to CBD Oil.

As an example, for Anxiety, for instance, a topical CBD Oil would not be effective. It’s a mental health issue. And, you really for the CBD Oil to affect the brain. And, in order to affect the brain, the CBD Oil has to be taken internally. However, if you have a skin condition, like Psoriasis. And, you have a patch on the skin of dryness, peeling, and redness, then a Cannabis topical would be effective. 

Also, medical history matters. For instance, I’ve had patients with gastric bypass surgery who aren’t able to absorb edibles as well. So they have to consume CBD Oil in other ways.

So, it’s not as black & white as people may make it seem. 

 

QUESTION:

My father has Parkinson’s Disease. What kind of CBD Oil would you recommend? The medications he’s on make him sick. And, his doctors aren’t listening to him.

ANSWER:

When it comes to CBD Oil, it’s important to take the strength of the CBD Oil into consideration. In the current marketplace, on average there’s 250 mg to 1000 mg of CBD in a 1 ounce bottle. Sometimes there’s more. Sometimes there’s less. And, selection of the strength of the CBD Oil boils doing to numerous different factors, including, but not limited to the severity of the symptoms, other medical conditions, medical history, prescription medications, etc.

Note, that there are isolate CBD Oils, which I don’t recommend because they’re made with chemicals like Butane, Hexane, Propane, Pentane, etc.