Can CBD Oil Cure Hypothyroidism? - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

Can CBD Oil Cure Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is the restricted release of thyroid hormones. Can CBD oil be an effective treatment for this condition? Is CBD good for the thyroid at all?

Joel Taylor - writer and editor for Cannabotech
By Joel Taylor
Kelli Harris
Edited by Kelli Harris

Updated February 20, 2023.

Hypothyroidism is a condition characterised by an underactive thyroid that releases far less thyroxine than it should. This can cause several additional problems, such as pain or even depression. Treatment for hypothyroidism generally uses replacement therapy with synthetic thyroxine called levothyroxine.

Some regard CBD oil as one of the best treatments for hypothyroidism that can even cure the condition indefinitely, but is this true? Can CBD oil even help hypothyroidism?

Does CBD Oil Increase Thyroid Hormones?

CBD is believed to affect the release of thyroxine by interacting with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the thyroid gland, according to some research, but more is needed before definitive claims can be made. At most, CBD may be good for the thyroid by modulating the release of thyroid hormones. CBD oil is not currently believed to cure hypothyroidism.

Other Ways CBD Oil Can Be Beneficial for Hypothyroidism

Despite the fact that CBD oil is unlikely to cure hypothyroidism, it may help in many other ways, such as the reduction of various symptoms:

  • Weight gain Studies have suggested that CBD may decrease appetite, which could help an individual lose extra weight they might have put on.
  • Pain, swelling, and stiffness These symptoms are generally accompanied and aggravated by inflammation, and research has shown that CBD seems to possess potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties.
  • Dry skin Like pain and swelling, dry skin is usually accompanied by inflammation and can lead to additional skin conditions that may be alleviated by CBD.
  • Depression One of the most common uses of CBD is in the treatment of mood-related disorders, including depression. This belief has been examined through scientific study.

Possible Interactions Between CBD and Medication

As is always the case with CBD, you should exercise caution if you take pharmaceutical medications of any kind, including levothyroxine. Negative interactions between medications could result in increased side effects, decreased efficacy of both, and potentially dangerous outcomes.