CBD for pregnancy: how mums are using it?anej
CBD is a shortened term for Cannabidiol, which is a natural compound found in a cannabis flower. CBD should not be confused with THC, which is probably the best-known part of a cannabis flower and is the part that produces a “high” effect.
CBD does not produce psychoactive outcomes and is therefore legal in a lot of countries. Usually, it is legal to buy CBD products if they are taken from regulated plants and contain less than 0.2% THC.
In the last few years after its legalization, a lot of serious research has been conducted on the possible health benefits for CBD.
We have already discussed that there is still no firm evidence or enough medical researches on the positive or negative effects of CBD on pregnancy and fetal growth. However, many women are already taking therapeutic cannabis to get rid of or reduce negative pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.
We have interviewed some mothers who have used CBD for medical purposes about how and against it, and what results they have achieved.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE CBD WHILE BREASTFEEDING?
According to the latest news, The Food and Drug Administration asks to avoid using hemp substances during breastfeeding due to the lack of verified information about possible effects on the baby. This is especially true for those products that have not been tested in the laboratory and may contain residues of THC, a psychoactive substance of the hemp plant.
All Bioteca products undergo numerous laboratory tests to present on the market CBD of the highest and purest quality.
While the intake of the CBD products is not suggested without previous medical consultation, pregnant women and breastfeeding mums can still use such CBD-rich products as body oils, creams or tea.
WHAT IS THE EXPERT’S OPINION?
Any products, cosmetics and personal care items with cannabis should be tested several times in the laboratory for safety for use and potential risks. The use of CBD for medical purposes, and in general, should only be controlled and approved by a specialist.
At the moment, there is not enough research on the benefits or harms of CBD per fetus, and therefore each case must be examined separately with the supervising physician.