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Can you take CBD while breastfeeding?

The CBD movement has taken the modern medicine world by storm with increasing popularity over the last few years.

With a long list of potential health benefits, glowing user testimonials and every product under the sun offering a CBD-based alternative, the temptation to experiment with the compound has never been stronger.

But the question of who should be taking CBD to treat their medical conditions is one that’s still in its infancy.

It’s an argument that, as of current, has two opposing sides. For the first group, CBD is recognized as totally safe for anyone to consume and enjoy the benefits.

But for the second group (of which the FDA is a part), the knowledge surrounding CBD is as yet too limited to make an acceptable and well-founded judgment.

On the list of those looking to take CBD are new mothers, and, with a long list of health benefits that can ease the symptoms of post-pregnancy (reduces nausea, reduces anxiety, helps with sleep, as just a few examples) it’s no surprise.

But any potential issues and side effects probably won’t arise for the parent who chooses to take CBD – as for the breastfeeding child.

So, let’s take a look and find out the answer to everyone’s big question: can you take CBD while breastfeeding?

What is CBD?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a phytocannabinoid forming just one out of 113 different identified cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.

The cannabinoid – discovered in 1940 – has only recently gained popularity, with a wide number of ailments treated by the natural remedy.

However, although it’s used by millions around the world, the FDA has only approved a single CBD-based drug – in order to treat epilepsy – and no others have been approved due to lack of incisive research and scientific evidence supporting use of the compound.

What’s perhaps the most interesting fact here is that CBD is perfectly legal in the US, albeit under a number of specific conditions, when it’s derived from hemp.

As a result, there are now a huge number of different CBD products from drugs and food to dietary supplements and cosmetics, all claiming a wide variety of health benefits.

What are the benefits of CBD?

There is a strong spectrum of apparent benefits surrounding CBD consumption, making it the prime supplement for a number of patients with a variety of ailments.

Although there is a single FDA-approved drug to treat epilepsy, there is a huge interest in the suitability of CBD for a number of other conditions.

With rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s and even some cancers topping the list of conditions that CBD can reportedly treat, there’s naturally huge interest in…
 
 
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