CBD has hit the shelves at health food stores, gyms, yoga studios and vape shops across the city. You can even sip CBD infused cocktails at some Chicago establishments. But is the hemp product worthy of its hype? In short, yes, but there are some things consumers should know.
While the scientific evidence is still lacking, anecdotal evidence to support using CBD is strong. I have many patients who incorporate CBD into their treatment plan to help lower anxiety and reduce chronic pain. CBD has also been shown to play a role in minimizing seizures for epilepsy patients, and may play a role in treating ADHD in the future.
So is the compound found in the cannabis plant a magic bullet for health issues? No. However, the potential health benefits of CBD are many, as it is a natural anti-inflammatory. If you’re considering trying CBD, there are a few things you should know.