Using CBD in a Medical Practice
Benefits of Using CBD Products in Your Medical Practice
The emergence of CBD products and the public acceptance of the hemp plant are changing the face of the medical industry. CBD products are lining the shelves of stores and demand only keeps increasing.
As more research comes out about the benefits of CBD, medical practitioners have found that more and more patients are asking about how CBD can help. In this article, we will show how CBD can help your patients, why you should be offering it at your practice, and the best CBD products to offer your patients.
Benefits of CBD for Your Patients
CBD products have been shown to have a whole host of benefits. While there is still a lot of ongoing research on the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids, all of the below benefits are backed by at least one scientific study.
Helps Manage Pain
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is great for treating inflammation. Those with arthritis have found that a topical solution applied to the inflamed area is especially effective in treating their symptoms.
Promotes Brain Health
CBD is great for brain health due to its strong neuroprotective properties and strong antioxidants. It is especially effective in preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia. A CBD-based medication has even been approved by the FDA to treat childhood epilepsy.
Reduces Blood Pressure and Helps with Heart Health
A study in 2017 found that CBD has numerous cardiovascular benefits, including a reduced blood pressure response to stress. The reduction in blood pressure is the result of the anxiety-reducing properties of CBD. The reduced blood pressure ultimately led to better heart health.
Manage Anxiety and Depression
CBD oil has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression. It acts similarly to anti-depressants as it can act like serotonin on the brain's receptors, allowing the user to regulate their mood.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Another benefit of CBD is that it can help insomniacs get the good night’s sleep that they’ve been craving. One study has shown that CBD can act as a sedative and reduce anxiety, helping those who cannot, fall asleep and stay asleep.
Help Cancer Patients
There is emerging evidence that CBD is effective in helping those undergoing chemotherapy manage the negative side effects of nausea and pain. Additionally, some studies have suggested that CBD may even prevent the spread of cancerous tumors.
The scientific community has really started to produce a lot of research regarding the benefits of CBD over the past few decades. Other potential benefits include managing acne, substance abuse treatment, and diabetes treatment. The potential seems endless for CBD.
Why You Should Include CBD in Your Practice
Simply put, CBD offers another great option for your patients. Sometimes patients are tentative to start a new drug or treatment. CBD offers a natural alternative that your patient most likely has heard about before. It is also a great alternative if your patients just cannot handle the negative side effects of other medications.
Additionally, if you prescribe or recommend a CBD product, then you can be there to help make recommendations on your patients' usage and dosage. CBD does sometimes have side effects so it’s important that they have someone they can ask questions about the product to.
More importantly, you can ensure that you are presenting your patients with a high-quality CBD product that will give them the best possible chance of treating whatever problem they are trying to address.
What to Look for in a CBD Product
Not all CBD products are created equally. You want to make sure that you are recommending the best types of products for your patients. There are a few things to consider when choosing a CBD product.
Full-Spectrum vs Broad-Spectrum
A broad-spectrum CBD product does not include THC, the psychoactive compound found in hemp plants, but rather other compounds like CBN and CBC. A full-spectrum product includes the legal limit of THC (0.3%) with the other compounds. We recommend broad-spectrum products because they give your patients the benefits of CBD without exposing them to THC.
If a patient is struggling with some of the side effects it may be worthwhile to try a CBD isolate. This product consists only of CBD and will tell you if the patient is struggling with the CBD or one of the other compounds.
Organically Grown Hemp
In all cases, it is better to use an organically grown hemp product. This ensures that your patient is not ingesting harmful pesticides.
Certificate of Analysis
A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is completed by a third-party lab to verify what is in a CBD product. Only buy CBD products that have their COA listed on their site or will provide it to you.
The Longevity Difference
Longevity Premium CBD products are of the highest quality, safe and effective. We offer targeted formulas that combine cannabinoids with terpenes and botanicals, with no THC. Giving your patients the benefits of CBD without potentially exposing them to the psychoactive elements of the hemp plant.
Our blends are simple and natural; we only include ingredients that are beneficial and leave out the ones that aren’t. Longevity products can be the difference between your patient getting by with their symptoms and truly thriving.