Does CBD affect your medication?
When you take any supplements while you’re already on medication, it is important to find out the possible impacts it may have. Many supplements have negative impacts on prescriptions because of the contradicting effects of the mix, so is this a concern with CBD?
Funny enough, CBD is very similar to grape fruit in the way that it interacts with medication which is why you may have heard of people purposefully not eating grapefruit before or after taking medication. Like grapefruit, CBD actually inhibits the liver from absorbing certain enzymes and in essence, affects the way that your body metabolizes certain medications. Although, the research on this is fairly minimal.
While CBD does impact the metabolizing of certain medications seemingly, limited research is available to determine whether it actually helps or inhibits the potency of other medications.
What to do:
We highly suggest researching as much as possible before making a final decision on anything regarding purchasing CBD if it is for an ailment or to replace/correspond with medications. The first step should be to speak to your doctor and find out the risks and benefits of CBD based on your current situation.