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The thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that have crucial roles in regulating the growth, development, and metabolism of the body. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not able to produce these hormones at the required levels. Levothyroxine is a medication prescribed to hypothyroidism patients and this medication act as a substitute for thyroid hormones.
CBD oil is also used as a treatment option for hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism, like the majority of disorders, is significantly influenced by inflammation and the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD can help to manage the condition.
In this article, we are discussing whether you can consume both CBD and levothyroxine together and the possible benefits and side effects of doing so.
Both compounds are used as medications for treating hypothyroidism, so you may wonder whether there is any potential side effect in consuming both together. Both drugs use the same metabolic pathway to provide their effects on hypothyroidism. As a result, these medications can compete with each other for metabolizing enzymes called CYP450.
According to a 2017 study, if a patient takes levothyroxine and CBD oil at the same time, the interaction between the two drugs may cause more thyroxine to accumulate before the body can metabolize it. This interaction can lead to excess thyroxine or hyperthyroidism. This interaction…