At HB Pharmacy, we provide patients with better knowledge about CBD and help them determine if they can integrate CBD products into their existing medications. As a compounding pharmacy, our goal is to help each patient overcome health issues and achieve lasting wellness. Learn more about CBD and our services throughout Northern New Jersey.
What Is CBD?
CBD is a chemical found in the Cannabis sativa plant that doctors and researchers believe has a significant influence on the brain. Some people confuse CBD with THC, a chemical notorious for being intoxicating and mind-altering. CBD does not have the same effect because it comes from the hemp version of the Cannabis sativa plant, which has a very small volume of THC.
People can find CBD in virtually every type of product today, from dietary supplements to cosmetic items and even food. Although medical professionals are still researching the effectiveness of the chemical, there are claims it can help treat numerous conditions, including:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
Is CBD an Effective Treatment Option?
There is still much research to be done into the efficacy of CBD, but doctors have found some evidence that it can improve certain medical issues. The following developments have allowed CBD to garner a stronger reputation in the healthcare industry:
The first FDA-approved medication that contains CBD is used to treat people two years and older with Dravet syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, or tuberous sclerosis complex. Individuals with these conditions commonly experience seizures. When tested alongside a placebo, this medication proved effective in mitigating the frequency of epileptic seizures.
In 2015, some medical professionals examined how CBD can impact people with anxiety disorders. The results provided sufficient evidence that the chemical can help treat anxiety and even PTSD. However, more research is required to develop the proper dosage for different people and disorders.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
People with MS may experience less muscle pain and better bladder control by taking a CBD-infused nasal spray. While this item has helped some patients with MS, the evidence is still unclear if CBD alone can treat the disease.
Studies conducted with rodents seem to indicate that CBD can help patients battle depression. Rats and mice given the chemical displayed less depressive behavior in stressful situations. However, there has yet to be a clinical trial performed in humans to provide hard evidence about this hypothesis.
How HB Pharmacy Can Help
At HB Pharmacy, we recognize our community members may have questions about seeking CBD treatment. Our healthcare practitioners have the necessary qualifications to help patients understand how and why the chemical is used. They will look at the patient’s current medication list to determine if there are any CBD products they can safely take. We also can provide answers to questions people have about CBD, including:
- How will this interact with my medication?
- What’s the right dosage for me based on my condition?
- What does the FDA say about CBD?
Patients also may purchase pharmacist-approved CBD products online from our very own Gaspar’s Best shop. Although we operate in New Jersey, we consult with patients across the country and ship CBD items to all states where it is legal. Please note that people may pay with cash or check only in-store and may use PayPal to buy products online.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Understanding CBD can be challenging, but the pharmacists at HB Pharmacy are here to relieve concerns. Since 1864, our family-owned facility has provided high-quality service to numerous people throughout the local community and beyond. Contact us to arrange a consultation, or visit our CBD pharmacy in Northern New Jersey.