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  • CBD during Pregnancy: A Good Idea?

    CBD pregnancy

    Whether CBD oil, CBD flowers or CBD liquid: More and more people are discovering the unique benefits of CBD. But can you take CBD even if you are pregnant? We answer this question below. But first we have to understand what CBD is all about ...

    What is CBD?

    CBD is a cannabinoid from the female hemp plant. In contrast to THC - which also comes from the hemp plant - CBD drops (or other forms of CBD) only have a very low psychoactive effect. So by taking CBD you will not get "high" and will not experience a feeling of intoxication. That is why CBD is considered a legal dietary supplement in Germany.

    How does CBD work? CBD interacts with the so-called endocannabinoid system. This system runs through the entire human body and is responsible for numerous vital functions. For example, it controls our immune system, appetite, memory or our mood. CBD can ensure that the endocannabinoid system is in balance and functions optimally.

    CBD and pregnancy

    CBD is generally safe for adults. This was even confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a comprehensive study. According to this, at most minor side effects are possible - for example drowsiness or loss of appetite.

    So is CBD safe for pregnant women too? There is no clear answer to this question. For one thing, we don't know whether CBD is actually safe for babies. On the other hand, even legal CBD products still have a small THC concentration (below 0.2%). It doesn't matter whether you buy a CBD oil test winner or a CBD oil from Rossmann. It was recently found that breast milk can transmit THC for around six days after consuming THC. That could expose babies to a substance long before their little brains can process it.

    What does science say?

    So far, science has hardly dealt with CBD for pregnant women. There are no studies or investigations that provide information about the effects of CBD during pregnancy. What you can only find on the net: CBD oil experiences of women who took CBD during pregnancy and breastfeeding. According to these reports, there are no known negative effects on the children.

    Still, keep in mind that anything you take during pregnancy will be taken by your baby too. It is well known that one should therefore avoid alcohol, cigarettes or drugs during pregnancy. And when it comes to medication, the motto is: “only if absolutely necessary.” We would recommend this motto for CBD during pregnancy as well.

    Play it safe

    CBD is a safe product for adults. However, it is not clear whether CBD is also suitable for a baby's growing body. While prenatal use of CBD products will not result in health risks, toxicity, or addiction for the mother, it may not do so for the baby. No matter how small such a risk is - as long as it cannot be completely ruled out, in our opinion you should not take any risks.

    Closing words

    The effects of CBD during pregnancy have so far hardly been researched. If you don't want to take any risks, you should therefore wait until after pregnancy to buy CBD.

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