CBD Oil and Thyroid Medication
Thyroiditis and the condition in which it develops into, hypothyroidism, is a debilitating disease which many people suffer from daily. The question has been raised concerning just how CBD oil interacts with thyroid medications? Here in this article we will detail the specificities behind CBD oil and Thyroid medication; equipping you with the knowledge that you need to use your CBD oil with a peace of mind.
What is Thyroiditis?
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also called autoimmune or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common form of thyroiditis. As the disease begins to advance the cells of the thyroid gland becomes inefficient at converting iodine into thyroid hormone. As a result, the thyroid gland compensates by enlarging itself.
As the disease continues to progress the thyroid stimulating hormone increases. A different thyroid hormone called the T4 decreases making the individual experience hypothyroidism. It is important to note that the progression of this disease can vary from a few weeks to several years.
Is there a negative reaction between CBD Oil and Thyroid Medication?
Interaction between cannabinoids and some thyroid medications is a result of the fact that these substances compete for metabolism. More specifically, these two substances compete in the cytochrome P450 pathways to be metabolized. Consequently, this interaction would most likely cause hyPERthyroidism because more thyroxine would accumulate before the body metabolizes it. In addition to this, some have reported that they experienced mild nausea and anxiety if they took the thyroid medication and the CBD oil too closely together. However, if a few hours were allotted between the medications, there seemed to be no negative side effects for most people. Of course, this depends on the dosage abs frequency of use for both thyroid meds and the CBD oil.
*With that being said, it is important to keep in mind that there haven’t been many studies that have reported adverse results from the use of CBD oil while having thyroid issues.
Furthermore, because hypothyroidism is a disease fueled by inflammation, CBD oil is an excellent candidate to offer relief. CBD oil is a natural immunosuppressor—in other words, it suppresses of lessens the effectiveness of the immune system and responses. Therefore, if possible, you should try to incorporate this into your regimen if you are not affected by taking the two medications together.
It is important to be aware if any ingredients can cause undesirable side effects if consumed. Thankfully, CBD oil is an all-natural ingredient that doesn’t contain other chemicals that shouldn’t interfere with the efficacy of other meds. Nonetheless, always thoroughly research the ingredients in any medications you choose to ingest.