We are often asked about potential CBD and Ibuprofen interaction. Nowadays, a lot of people use this drug, so they’re worried about how their bodies would react if they added cannabidiol to their daily routine.
Although medicinal hemp is often presented as this miraculous substance, it may cause certain problems to our bodies. For example, it may lead to dry mouth, change of appetite, drowsiness, etc. Like most other chemical compounds of this type, it may cause adverse effects when combined with some medication.
In this article, we will talk more about CBD and Ibuprofen, their interaction, and what to expect if you start using both of these products. Read on!
What is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is one of the numerous cannabinoid substances that you can find in the cannabis and hemp plant. CBD products, in particular, are usually made by extracting cannabidiol oil from the hemp plant and either using it straight up or infusing it in other items.
The great thing about CBD is that it doesn’t cause psychedelic episodes. It carries various wellness benefits and boosts your body on a deeper level. Furthermore, the substance is generally regarded as safe, and it is unlikely that it would cause any side effects.
There are a lot of things we need to learn about hemp and its chemical compounds. A potential reason why the plant is so good for our bodies is that it has various substances within it.
For example, it has numerous cannabinoids besides CBD. The plant also has numerous terpenes, flavonoids, and other substances, each with its own set of traits.
Can I use CBD and Ibuprofen?
As you well know, most drugs shouldn’t be mixed with other potentially volatile substances. For example, you shouldn’t use them together with alcohol.
Luckily, it seems there is no such threat when you utilize CBD and Ibuprofen at the same time. Although this is based on a limited number of studies, it seems there are no issues using these two products simultaneously.
Of course, the issue may occur if you have an allergic reaction to either the drug or the substance. In that case, the use of the other thing may only lead to a more complicated bodily response.
Needless to say, you shouldn’t add alcohol or other strong drugs to the mixture as we don’t know how would the combination of all these substances work.
Would you still need Ibuprofen if you’re taking CBD for pain?
Oftentimes, CBD is advertised as a chemical compound that can work miracles for pain. Although there is no clinical data that would corroborate this, we shouldn’t automatically overlook its potential.
For example, while CBD may not work for pain per se, it might work by relaxing the muscle tissue. This is especially important if a person is suffering from spasms.
The main difference between CBD and Ibuprofen is that Ibuprofen is categorized as a drug, while cannabidiol is more of a wellness product. That being said, introducing CBD items into your body seems like a more natural solution (especially if a product is made from organic hemp).
However, Ibuprofen is a more define solution. So, if you want to be 100% certain that you are pain-free, we suggest Ibuprofen. If you want to reduce the burden on your body by avoiding strong chemicals, we suggest CBD.
Although it seems there are no issues when using these two together, we still suggest that you choose one of them and stick with it. We would also suggest that you consult a medical professional before making any change to your therapy.
CBD vs. Ibuprofen
If you went to a doctor complaining about pain, in most cases, you would get a prescription for Ibuprofen. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that can, besides pain, also treat inflammations.
The product works by preventing the creation of prostaglandins. Some of these chemicals have inflammatory traits; this category of substances is released when you suffer an injury.
Even after some research, we still have many questions regarding CBD and its internal mechanisms. It is presumed that this chemical, as well as other cannabinoids are able to interact with the human endocannabinoid system.
This system can potentially regulate internal functions such as sleep, mood, memory, focus, pain, etc. So, by stimulating its receptors, you are able to jump-start the process and harmonize these functions.
Although it is very effective, you shouldn’t use Ibuprofen for more than 10 days. Otherwise, you might experience some nasty issues such as intestine damage and stomach ulcers. This is because the substance has a very strong impact on your stomach. It is not an ideal long-term solution.
Having said that, CBD presents itself as a substance that might be used for a prolonged period of time. Unfortunately, it might also cause some minor issues such as dry mouth, drowsiness, change in appetite, change in blood pressure, etc.
However, these side effects cannot compare with the mess that Ibuprofen can make. So, if you need a safe, natural solution for a longer period of time, CBD might be the right thing for you. It might not be as good as Ibuprofen in dealing with pain, but it may provide an interesting alternative.
Which CBD product should you buy?
There are a lot of different CBD products on the market, both in terms of their packaging and the ingredients that are inside. While packaging affects the administration method and duration of the substance, it is much better to focus on product types based on their ingredients.
That being said, we can differentiate 3 main categories of cannabidiol products:
- Full-spectrum CBD are products based on full-spectrum oil. They have all the same ingredients as hemp; nothing is removed.
- Broad-spectrum CBD is the same as full-spectrum, but it doesn’t have THC.
- Isolates are products that only have CBD (in rare cases, they might also have terpenes).
It is hard to say which one works best for the pain. We urge you to try different categories of products and decide which one is the best for you.
Now you know all about cbd and ibuprofen interaction. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.