Approximately 75% of seniors take one prescription medication on a regular basis, with an even higher rate for individuals over 65. Over 80% of seniors over the age of 65 are taking at least two prescription medications while over 50% take four or more prescription medications on a regular basis. It’s no wonder why so many individuals in our senior community are looking for natural alternatives or different ways to better streamline their treatment. CBD has recently gained a lot of recognition due to its many potential benefits that may offer therapeutic and healing benefits. For seniors interested in trying CBD, it is crucial to understand the potential drug interactions.
CBD Drug Interactions: Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs
The liver has a system called the p450 cytochrome system which is responsible for metabolizing over 60% of traditional medication. That includes both over-the-counter and prescription drugs. CBD is similar to grapefruit, watercress, and St. John’s wort because all the substances actually temporarily block the p450 cytochrome system. That means if you’re taking any traditional medication on a regular basis, CBD may decrease or increase the effectiveness of that drug, impacting dosage and potentially leading to numerous side effects. It is so important to discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to trying CBD. Topical CBD isn’t metabolized through the liver, so drug interactions aren’t possible with any topical CBD products.
Is CBD an Alternative to Traditional Medication?
A recent study has shown that about half of the people who use CBD no longer take traditional medication. CBD may be a good alternative to some traditional treatments but it is always best to discuss this with your healthcare provider in order to properly monitor your health. Please always conduct thorough research regarding anything you’re interested in administering to your body.
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