Margaret Gedde, MD, PhD, at Gedde Whole Health LLC in Buena Vista and Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been working with cannabidiol (CBD) since 2012 and was the first doctor in Colorado to agree to see very young children regarding cannabis for pediatric epilepsy and other conditions. She is known for her expertise and uses CBD oils to help both pediatric and adult patients. To schedule a consultation with the CBD oil expert, call or use the online booking button.
CBD is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis family of plants, which includes marijuana and hemp. CBD oil often comes from the hemp plant. Passage of the Hemp Act in December 2018 removed hemp from the controlled substances list, which has led to the widespread availability of hemp and CBD oils.
It is now legal to sell CBD oils as dietary supplements, like other nutritional and herbal supplements. However, to ensure composition, potency, and safety, CBD oils should undergo third-party testing. It’s also important to check CBD oil for mold, bacteria, pesticides, heavy metals, and solvents.
Dr. Gedde recommends, when choosing a CBD oil, you carefully check the label and the company website to see if they provide third-party testing reports for each batch. If you’re uncertain, Dr. Gedde is available for consultations on CBD oils and can recommend a brand that will suit you.
CBD oils work on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in your body. The primary function of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis in your body in response to changes in your environment. Your ECS plays a vital role in regulating many functions, including sleep, mood, memory, pain, appetite, and immune health.
CBD oils act on the ECS and on other receptor systems to help rebalance your body systems without causing psychological effects. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is also a cannabinoid but is only found in the marijuana plant and in addition to helping rebalance your ECS, also has psychoactive effects.
CBD oil can be used without THC. However, CBD and THC often work best when used together. In fact, CBD may reduce or eliminate the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on the ratio between the two cannabinoids.
Dr. Gedde is a CBD expert and has many years of experience using the oil and helping her patients at Gedde Whole Health LLC get relief from their health conditions. She can determine if you or your child would benefit from CBD oil during a consultation.
Dr. Gedde provides care for adults and children; she is well-known for her work with children and addressing their medical needs with CBD and other cannabinoids.
Because of the legal status of hemp, you may obtain CBD oil as an over-the-counter dietary supplement at a store or online. Dr. Gedde can advise you on how to use the CBD product for your medical condition.
To learn more about CBD oils and how they may benefit you or your child, call Gedde Whole Health LLC or click the online booking button today.