How to Choose CBD Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical extracted from hemp and marijuana that can possibly reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and the chance of seizures without giving you a high.[1] While CBD is still being tested and is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you can still buy CBD oil legally in many locations. When you’re choosing a product, research the company and the product to make sure they’re legitimate. CBD oil is available in multiple forms depending on how you want to use it, so pick the one that works for your needs. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before you use CBD oil to make sure it doesn’t interact with other medications or conditions.

Method1 Researching the Product 1 Talk to your doctor before using CBD oil. Since CBD oil is still being tested, tell your doctor what you plan on taking it for and ask them if it will work for you. If you suffer from seizures caused by Lennox-Grant syndrome or Dragnet syndrome, your doctor may prescribe a CBD oil capsule. Otherwise, if you want to take CBD oil for pain or anxiety, your doctor may be able to give you recommendations on what to choose.[2]

  • Side effects of CBD oil may include dry mouth, drowsiness, fatigue, reduced appetite, or diarrhea.

  • CBD oil may cause negative interactions with blood thinners.