Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
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Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A is a clinician-scientist and ophthalmic surgeon. Before attending Chicago Medical School, he worked as a Research Scientist in a Healthspan Pharmacology Laboratory at University of California, Irvine focused on investigating the impact of botanical extracts and dietary supplements that can slow the aging process and add healthy years to human life. He has served as a clinical/scientific consultant to multiple stage companies focused on developing interventions for age-related diseases. Dr. Igor started to learn about CBD through his research as well as from patient experiences and has since become an advocate for their efficacy.
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You’ve likely heard of CBD by now, and maybe you have even tried it! There is no doubt CBD is buzz world in health and wellness these days. But what ... Read more

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
May 30, 2021

There is a new star in the fields of health and wellness; say hello to CBD. This naturally derived compound is gaining more and more popularity for its potentially therapeutic ... Read more

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
April 11, 2021

With CBD becoming more widely available, it's obvious that more scrutiny needs to be placed on CBD companies to provide the absolute best product. We recommend browsing through our best-of categories to find the CBD product that is right for you, and going from there. Make sure that you're looking at the test results for the product that you're interested in. Do you know what's in your CBD?

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
October 6, 2020

To be as clear as possible, CBD does not produce any sort of similarly intense feelings. However, CBD may create similar sensations on a much lower level. For example, users of CBD have reported feelings of relaxation and stress relief. Indeed, one of CBD's potential benefits is its ability to reduce anxiety. Furthermore, while CBD will not cause any feeling of euphoria or "couch lock," there is evidence to indicate that it can provide assistance with a variety of physical problems, including helping someone sleep better and reducing a variety of physical pains. As such, it is clear that CBD will not produce any sort of intoxication, high or body high.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 29, 2020

Evidence has indicated that there is the potential for CBDE to be useful at pain reduction. If you're going to use CBD for pain relief, you have several options. You can take CBD orally, which means taking a CBD oil, CBD edible, etc. Or, if you're looking for more targeted relief, you can apply a CBD cream, CBD balm, or CBD salve to the area of pain. Definitely check with your doctor when implementing CBD into your diet, and always make sure that the CBD products you're taking have been tested by an independent, 3rd-party lab.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 28, 2020

The question, how much CBD oil should I give to my dog cannot be answered without more information from the user. Some questions that you should ask yourself in order to find out how much CBD oil to give to your dog are as follows. How big is your dog? The larger the dog, the more CBD he or she will need! How has your dog tolerated other medicines in the past? How active is your dog? What is the potency of the CBD product you're planning to give your dog? With the answers to these questions, it's fairly easy to estimate how much CBD to give your pet. There are charts available online that dose out CBD by weight for pets. If you're concerned, start with a very small amount, and work up!

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 23, 2020

There have been numerous studies done on the potential of CBD to help reduce anxiety. CBD has been shown to reduce a wide array of anxiety types, not just fear. One study from Japan found that people who were given CBD before having to give a speech in front of a group of people reported less anxiety than others in a control group. There have also been studies done that demonstrate CBD's potential ability to reduce anxiety associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 21, 2020

There are several factors that contribute to how long CBD might stay in one's system. The factors that might contribute are as follows: your history with CBD and cannabis products (tolerance to cannabinoids), your body & metabolism speed, how much CBD you use, if you have a full stomach or not, and how you use the CBD product. Based on these factors, limited research shows that CBD will stay in your bloodstream for 2-5 days before being processed. That doesn't mean that it is how long you'll feel the impact of CBD; rather, how long (based on what we know) CBD actually stays in your body.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 21, 2020

When it comes to the question of how to use CBD oil, the best we can do is provide guidelines, because everyone is different, and if anyone is concerned with the implementation of CBD into their diet, they should speak with their doctor. It really depends on several factors: experience with cannabis products, weight, height, and more. It's best to start slow with a low dose, and gradually increase. Generally speaking, CBD oil is administered sublingually (under the tongue), held for 30-60 seconds, then swallowed or spit out.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 18, 2020

CBD has become one of the most popular supplements on the market today, with some surveys showing that as many as 15% of all Americans had actually tried it as ... Read more

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 17, 2020

CBD is fairly new to the market, and has become very popular in a short period of time. CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a type of cannabinoid - one of approximately 100 that have been identified by scientists. Some other cannabinoids that may be found in CBD products are THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, CBN, or cannabinol, CBG or cannabigerol, and CBC, or cannabichromene.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 16, 2020

CBD is a compound that is short for cannabidiol. CBD is not a drug (in the traditional sense), and comes from the hemp plant. CBD can be extracted from the hemp plant in several different ways, but the goal of extraction is to turn CBD into a product that can be used by humans or animals. CBD has been deemed to be safe by the World Health Organization, where in their report they found that the potential for addition was virtually non-existent, and that it is generally well-tolerated in humans.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 14, 2020

With CBD's popularity growing, many people are questioning the legality of CBD products. Long story short, CBD is perfectly legal, so long as it meats certain legal parameters and is produced in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. The most important CBD regulation is that CBD cannot contain more than 0.3% THC. Some levels of THC are usually present in hemp, but they are trace amounts, and 0.3% has been determined as the legal marker for CBD. According to the FDA, all CBD must be manufactured and transported in line with any appropriate state regulation.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 14, 2020

CBD will not get you high, so long as it is produced within normal, legal parameters. CBD is manufacturered from the hemp plant. Depending on the quality of the hemp and how the processor is looking to manufacturer it, hemp will go through a variety of different extraction methods. This is different than marijuana, which actually comes from the marijuana plant. Different methods of extraction will provide different types of CBD like broad-spectrum CBD, full-spectrum CBD, or isolate CBD. Broad-spectrum CBD should contain 0% THC. Make sure to always check the lab results and reviews of a product to find out if has any THC in it.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 14, 2020

It's difficult to say whether or not CBD will show up on a drug test, because the answer is based off of several factors. There are many types of drug tests, but they usually work by examining the presence of THC in your system through urine, saliva, blood, or hair follicle. If a user is determined to have more than 50 nanograms per milliliter of THC in their system, a positive drug test will be triggered. Some tests are more sensitive and will trigger a positive result at just 20 nanograms. Other factors include the overall sensitivity of the drug test, the method of testing used, the metabolism and processing speed of the individual taking the test, and the individual's history of marijuana use.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 14, 2020

CBD's impact is felt because of the way it alters the functioning of your Endocannabinoid System. The body's Endocannabinoid System was first discovered by researchers in the 1990s, and it works to keep your body in a state of homeostasis. Research is ongoing, but some studies have found that CBD can have a variety of positive effects on numerous areas of your body, which includes pain management, anxiety, depression, and other ailments.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 14, 2020

This post originally appeared on CBD Seniors. When you start shopping for a full spectrum or broad-spectrum product, one of the first choices you have to make is between a ... Read more

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
February 20, 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a popular treatment for ailments like chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, Crohn’s disease, and gastrointestinal issues. If you have decided to buy CBD online, you have probably ... Read more

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
January 31, 2020
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