CBD has become increasing used to treat a variety of things….but what happens if you suddenly quit? Are there downsides?
CBD has been a hot, over the counter treatment for a variety of ailments. Sold at Walmart, Amazon, and other mainstream retailers, it is everywhere. Science has indicted it has a beneficial impact on pain, anxiety, and depression symptoms as well as overall wellbeing for patients with moderate to severe symptoms. But what if you suddenly stop? Does CBD oil cause withdrawals? Should you be concerned?
Most medicines with a psychoactive effect alter the brain’s chemistry, making it likely for them to produce symptoms of withdrawal. Although the word psychoactive isn’t generally associated with CBD, the compound does affect the brain, interacting with its cannabinoids in order to manage mood disorders, seizures and cognitive functioning.
Studies and research conducted on the compound are still be studied, with few exploring the long term effects of using the compound regularly. According to some experts, one of the most promising aspects of CBD is the fact it could help users cope with symptoms of withdrawal from other drugs.
One study found rats with cocaine and alcohol addiction were less likely to relapse when given CBD. “This was true even when the rats were placed in circumstances designed to increase their stress and anxiety levels — a known trigger for relapse in humans,” concludes the study, published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
As for the withdrawal symptoms produced by CBD, there’s not enough information out there to make an educated guess or to know what the withdrawal symptoms would even look like.
Personal blogs indicate when users stop using CBD, the original symptoms treated return, prompting people to wonder if they’ll have to consume the oil for the rest of their lives. But these situations are highly dependent on the person and the ailment treated.
Data is clear, no matter how much CBD oil you ingest, there won’t be any physical or stereotypical symptoms of withdrawal.