STEM Cells Treatments Specialist

Darilo Chirino, MD

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Plantation, FL

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a powerful ingredient derived from hemp. And more and more medical professionals are leveraging it to help their patients lead healthier lives. At his Plantation, Florida, office, Darilo Chirino, MD, offers CBD products to his patients so they have easy access to high-quality, medical-grade CBD. To learn more about how CBD can help you with your health goals, call the office or book your appointment online.

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What is CBD?

CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants. But before you assume it will have any psychoactive effects, it’s important to understand that there are multiple classifications of cannabis plants. Most people are most familiar with cannabis, which contains THC, the ingredient that gives you a “high” sensation. 

But CBD is most often derived from hemp, the classification of cannabis that’s used to make clothing and as a food ingredient. And it’s legal in all 50 states.

What are the health benefits of CBD?

Health care professionals are increasingly using CBD because it’s a safe, natural way to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Seizures
  • Cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects
  • Acne
  • PTSD
  • Arthritis
  • Epilepsy

What’s more, studies have linked CBD to both heart health and brain health. There’s evidence that CBD may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and reduce blood pressure. 

In short, CBD is an excellent treatment for people who want relief from what’s ailing them without having to turn to prescription drugs. 

How does CBD work?

CBD is touted for its medical benefits because of its anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic properties. By combating both inflammation and anxiety at the same time, it delivers calming, restorative treatment throughout your body. 

The minimization of inflammation makes CBD effective in treating a wide range of conditions that cause bodily pain, including rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. 

Is CBD safe?

Yes. Because it’s plant-based medicine, there are very few side effects with CBD. The main side effects are fatigue and diarrhea. It can also interfere with certain medications, so talk to Dr. Chirino before you start taking it. 

The main challenge with CBD today is that its production is largely unregulated by the FDA. That’s why Dr. Chirino has chosen to offer it at his office. This way, you can obtain high-quality, cleanly manufactured CBD from a trusted source so you can reap all of the benefits with minimal risk of side effects. 

If you’re interested in learning more about CBD and whether it could support your overall health, don’t hesitate to talk to Dr. Chirino. As a board-certified physician with over two decades of medical experience, he’s able to help you determine if this plant-based treatment could be right for you. 

To talk with Dr. Chirino about CBD, call his office to schedule your appointment or book one online.