CBD Oil Warnings, facts or myths

CBD Oil  with high THC Warnings for pregnant and lactating women and children.

In recent months, I have developed interest in CBD Oil products and I have made a decision to share every bit of information I come across regarding this product, favorable or unfavorable. So recently I came across this CBD Oil warnings especially in pregnancy and breastfeeding and decided I have to share the information as well.

As I already stated, I use CBD oil for anxiety and depression management and I am very eager to know what other people (user) think about these products and recent research findings. My goal is to stay away from CBD oil with THC or at least go with those that contain the bare minimal level of THC such as the allowed 0.3% content.

What is CBD Oil?

This I already defined and discussed in my previous posts on CBD oil.

CBD Oil: Facts and Myths #1

CBD Oil: Facts and Myths #2

You could also read

Hemp Oil Reviewed, what is in it for you (A)

As I continue to read and research on the benefits of the CBD Oil products, I also keep my eyes open for any significant side effects or potential problems with the use.

I recently came across a write up in WebMD.com that stated some warnings to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who are using CBD products and marijuana during pregnancy and lactation. This warnings were actually supported by another article by American College of Medical Toxicology 2016.

It stated that though research results are inconclusive (ACMT, 2016) but there are known dangers of using CBD Oil with high level of THC and marijuana during pregnancy and lactation as it affects the unborn child and breastfeeding infant’s health and wellbeing.

The article though supported the evidence that CBD Oil (without or with little amount of THC) which is a product of hemp or marijuana plants could be used in the treatment and management of health issues such as seizures, chronic pain, cachexia from HIV/AIDS, muscle spasms, migraines, PTSDH, glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease and neuro-oncologic disorders.

The article also reported that CBD Oil low in THC has been used to treat and manage epilepsy. The article concluded the result as inconclusive because some of the patients continued to take their seizure or epilepsy medications while taking CBD oil during the treatment.

Warnings for pregnant and lactating mothers

CBD Oil with high level of THC and use of marijuana during pregnancy and lactation exposes the fetuses to THC as it easily crosses the placenta barrier and is also abundant in breastmilk. Perinatal exposure to marijuana is linked to poor cognitive development, low IQ scores, low cognitive function and attention disorder (Day NL, Richardson GA, Goldschmidt L, Robles N, et

Perinatal use of marijuana is also linked to increased hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention symptoms (Goldschmidt and co on effect of prenatal marijuana exposure on child behavior problems at age 10.

It is also linked to deficits in visual-motor coordination, processing speed, visual memory and interhemispheric transfer of information even up to the age of adolescence. It may be linked to psychotic behaviors in adolescents as well.

The research on dangers of CBD Oil with high THC content and marijuana use during pregnancy and lactation are still ongoing just as the benefits and possible side effects of CBD Oil.

The goal is to not use the treatment during pregnancy and lactation but like every other treatment plan, the provider determines if the benefit out weighs the side effects. This is why you need to stay in touch with you health care provider.

WebMD.com stated that high doses of CBD use in epilepsy might make the muscular movement and tremors worse.

It is advised to stay in a safe dose range, weigh the benefits against adverse effects.

To read more about the dangers of using marijuana or CBD products with high concentration of THC check out these articles.

Journal of Medical Toxicology (2017) 13:99-105  Pediatric concerns due to expanded Cannabis use.

Neurotoxicology Teratol. (1994) 16(2): 169-75  Effect of prenatal marijuana exposure on the cognitive development of offspring at age three.

Neurotoxicology Teratol, (200) 22(3) 325-336  Effect of prenatal marijuana exposure on child behavior problems at age 10.

I will still recommend CBD Oil without or with low level of THC product for adults with anxiety, depression and pain

 

 

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Author: GinaO

Hello Folks, Gina here. I am an entrepreneur business woman. I live my life by serving others and living it one day at a time. I was once an active healthcare provider but wants now to focus more on my business. I want to make a difference in the lives of others and make decent money selling products online.

8 thoughts on “CBD Oil Warnings, facts or myths”

  1. CBD oil definitely has become more mainstream and widely accepted. People I know use it for pain management and it seems to be extremely effective – all without the side effects of typical pain medicines. I hope that CBD oil continues to grow in popularity and accessibility – especially for those populations that need it!

    1. Dave I agree with you. It has become mainstream, many people are realizing the benefits and it is becoming legalized by many states and countries. As I stated earlier in my other post, if it is proven to be effective as claimed, then it is far more safer to use that thousand and one pills with all the side effects and advance effects. I know and believe that time is all we need to get proof.

  2. I am from New Zealand and our Government still isn’t allowing CBD products into the country although it is getting close to a change here as there are 2 companies growing in a secure warehouse ready to produce CBD products and I hope I will get to try some products especially for my arthritis and also my wee dog suffers from anxiety when its windy so would love to put some drops in her food as I am so sure she would get some relief.

    I think with all the products we have to know how much to use, when not to use them and this article is so informative and helped me to understand more of what these products have in them 

    Thank you

    1. Absolutely Vicki, I have actually read that the CBD products some with the THC are good for your furry friend. So what is good for the goose is also good for the gender. Hopefully as research continues, we will have more answers to our questions. Thanks for reading my post and commenting. Please feel free to share.

  3. The CBD oil can suit many conditions but THC as ingredient has been dubed medicinal but the question remains,what is the therapeutic index that is save for use generally,pregnant and lactating mothers inclusive. It is empirically used in many health conditions but the fear of toxicity and unclear pharmacokinetic makes it difficult to be prescribed conventionally.

    1. Chris that is true. Some articles stated that having that THC component makes the CBD product more effective but as you said the therapeutic index to measure what is safe dosing is still a concern. I believe that as this product is becoming more available and hopefully controlled, more research will provide some answers. I am interested in this product and will continue to read and update. Thanks for reading and commenting on my post. Much appreciated.

  4. Thanks for the informative and helpful post on the facts or myths about CBD Oil Warnings! Kudos for defining CBD oil in such a clear and elaborated way! I followed the link to the post where you defined CBD oil. It’s quite awesome. Kudos for emphasizing the known risk of using CBD Oil with a high level of THC and marijuana for pregnant women and during lactation! Your research will surely help hundreds of thousands of people keep away from using this oil while in pregnancy or breastfeeding a child.

    I want to learn more about the risk of using marijuana or CBD products with a high concentration of THC. So, I’ll check out on the posts you recommended at the bottom of this post! Thanks for the research work!

    Israel Olatunji

    1. Thank you Israel, research has also shown that CBD products with low level of THC has proven to be beneficial in managing some health conditions such as seizures, epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, arthritis pain, inflammatory conditions and a lot more but the information in the post is specifically for women who uses marijuana in pregnancy and lactation and the impact on their babies.

      Thank you for reading and commenting on my post, please feel free to share. 

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