“I CAN’T TAKE THIS, IT’S GONNA MESS WITH MY PRESCRIPTIONS” This is one of the most common statements we get when speaking with people in the public. The truth is it won’t mess with your meds, anymore than a grapefruit!!!
Hemp oil and in particular CBD is processed in the liver and affects enzyme cytochrome P-450 (CYP-450 ). CBD has the ability to inhibit CYP-450 from getting toxins out of your body. CBD isn’t the only natural compound that inhibits CYP-450 but so does GRAPEFRUIT!!!! CBD’s interaction with CYP-450 is much stronger than grapefruit; so if you’re interested in trying CBD but you’re curious as to how it will interact with medicines that you’re on, ask your doctor “can I eat grapefruit?” if they say yes, you’re good to go. Below are some of the most common types of medications that CBD will interact with
- HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
- Calcium channel blockers
- HIV Antivirals
- Immune modulators