CBD and Further Reducing Your Tinnitus
Unlocking Serenity: CBD’s Potential in Quieting Tinnitus
Please note – In considering this article, please keep in mind that you must first directly treat your tinnitus, and then you may consider supplementing your treatment with CBD to reduce anxiety even further, depression, stress, insomnia, etc., associated with your tinnitus.
In the past ten years, the impact of Cannabidiol (CBD)on health has been extensively studied. The health benefits of CBD can include reduced anxiety, marked reductions in chronic pain and less tinnitus!
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What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is derived directly from the hemp plant but does not cause a “high” by itself and does not exhibit any effects indicative of abuse or dependence. It is legal in all 50 states and available in many stores and online. CBD comes in many forms, including capsules, vapes, extracts, oils, patches, and topical creams.
Research on CBD and Tinnitus
Researchers have found two cannabinoid receptors in the brain, also known as CB1 and CB2, that act in response to the presence of CBD. Developing studies have shown that these receptors may well play a role in hearing and balance. So, the question remains: does CBD help with hearing conditions such as tinnitus? At this point, rigorous studies to definitively answer this question are not currently available. However, it would be a disservice to ignore the testimonials of patients who have used it to reduce their experience with tinnitus.
There is some indication that CBD may improve stress levels, which obviously is an issue for those with chronic tinnitus. It is important to note that everybody reacts differently, as no two people are the same. Most have stated that CBD helps with stress and falling asleep, two of the biggest concerns of dealing with chronic tinnitus.
Is CBD safe to use for tinnitus?
According to WHO (World Health Organization), CBD is safe to use with limited side effects in rare cases (weight loss or gain, diarrhea, fatigue). Talk to your doctor before trying CBD, as it may interact with some other medications you are taking.
Once you have decided to try using CBD, be sure to do your research to ensure that you are buying a high-quality product. It is suggested to start with oil for its higher bioavailability and production of fuller-body effects.
So, how can you find a quality CBD product?
Below is a quick guide on ‘What to look for when purchasing CBD’:
- Search for third-party testing on the label. A quality CBD product will come with what is known as a COA, which you can read before buying. The COA will verify that everything that is on the label is truthful and accurate relative to the CBD content and THC content. The COA will also tell you whether the product you are buying has passed the necessary tests for contaminants.
- Once you’ve done that, scan the ingredients. All CBD products should contain hemp oil and hemp extract. It would be ideal to choose a CBD product that contains organic ingredients.
- Ensure that the CBD brand you’re considering clearly specifies the origin of its hemp cultivation and provides detailed information about its manufacturing procedures.
- Check the reviews! Take a good look at the company’s customer reviews. Also, as of the writing of this article, we have it on good word that Amazon prohibits the sale of CBD on their site. So, if you find something on Amazon, it is most likely not CBD.
The ultimate takeaway here is that while there is no direct scientific evidence to support the use of CBD for tinnitus, it is known to help deal with the side effects of that constant ringing in your ears.