If you’re tired of taking prescription pills that take a toll on your body or experiencing negative side effects from them, it may be time to talk to your doctor about a natural way to improve your health. Especially if you’ve been trying everything out there and nothing seems to be helping. If you have certain chronic conditions like Parkinson’s disease or scoliosis, your doctor may be on board to let you try a CBD product.

Here’s how to know if you should discuss different CBD tinctures and oils with your doctor:

You’re Suffering from Depression and/or Anxiety

If you’ve tried a lot of different preventative medications and they don’t seem to be working, or you are experiencing negative side effects, CBD may be an option for you. A lot of the drugs that are used to help with anxiety and depression are also hard on your body and lead to quitting them all together. CBD is a natural alternative and is worth discussing with your doctor to ease your anxiety and depression.

You Have Asthma

Asthma is when the airways become inflamed, making it hard to breathe. CBD decreases inflammation naturally, so it makes your throat less constricted and easier to breathe. It also increases your immunity and relaxes chest muscles. Having asthma can lead to other side effects like anxiety and insomnia, with CBD helps to alleviate as well.

You Suffer from Migraines

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for migraines, but scientists and doctors are finding that some things in the brain are an underlying cause for them. There’s been a lot of research from hemp extracts for cluster headaches and all types of migraines, and the good news is that it’s working. CBD has naturally painkiller effects and is the best compound for its anti-migraine effect.

One of the major reasons CBD oil prevents migraine attacks is due to its ability to block serotonin from developing, and regulate blood flow and decrease inflammation to the brain.

You Have Acne

A lot of the acne products in stores today contain alcohol and benzoyl peroxide, which dry out acne but also dry out the surrounding good skin. You’re supposed to use acne products as an everyday routine to prevent breakouts from happening, but the harsh chemicals in them can lead to allergic reactions, itchiness, and dryness. CBD face washes and oils are available and are very successful in treating acne due to their anti-redness and decreasing inflammation properties.

When CBD oil is used to treat acne, it reduces sebum, an oily substance that occurs on the skin and makes acne flare up. It also prevents bacteria from growing on the skin and regulates your skin’s oil production.