Let’s Pause for a Moment… What Exactly is Botanical Extract?
To put it simply, Botanical Extract is just one of more than 400 compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These are called cannabinoids. Although there was once an attached stigma, Botanical Extract is not intoxicating, meaning you can add it to your nighttime routine without the worry of experiencing a high.
Botanical Extract stands for cannabidiol and is classified as a cannabinoid, and Botanical Extract is completely non-psychoactive.
Botanical Extract extracted from hemp is what has gained so much popularity in recent years, and it has quickly become the new super-star sleep aid.
Does Botanical Extract Interact with Medication?
One common concern among older adults who use Botanical Extract is whether Botanical Extract can interfere with prescription drugs taken for arthritis or other conditions. And as a matter of fact, a huge number of medications, including Botanical Extract, are broken down by the same large family of liver enzymes, called CYP450.
Botanical Extract has been shown to inhibit some enzymes in this family. This makes them break down certain drugs more slowly, which could potentially increase side effects unless your doctor adjusts the dose. On the other hand, Botanical Extract induces other enzymes in this family, which speeds the breakdown of certain drugs so they may potentially be less effective unless the dose is increased. It's all dependent on what medication you're taking, at what dose, and how your body interacts with the medication. That's why we highly recommend consulting with your doctor before beginning a Botanical Extract practice to avoid any unwanted side-effects and also have peace of mind.