There has been a ton of attention towards cannabidiol (CBD) lately due to all of the health benefits that it provides, as well as its ease of use. Because of all this attention, it’s not very hard for you to find out all the details of these benefits. In fact, the list of health benefits that keeps being discovered is growing longer and longer almost every day.
What is harder to do, however, is find information on any potential side effects of CBD oil. While research is being done in this area as well, cannabidiol really is shaping up to be the ‘wonder cure’ that its users claim it to be. Before we get into the limited number of side effects that have been discovered by using CBD oil in both the short-term and long-term, there are a few things that you need to get straight.
First of all, no matter what you have heard about the effects of CBD oil, it is considered to be extremely safe, even though the government claims that it is not. In fact, it is so safe it’s just about impossible to ingest a fatal dose if you’re an adult. Now don’t get me wrong, you can ingest too much and make yourself feel sick, but you won’t die.
With that being said, there are going to be some side effects. These side effects, however, are similar to any other health supplement available to you. It all depends upon the source, and the quality of the CBD oil that you are using that will make all of the difference. This means that many of the unpleasant experiences that you have gone through with CBD oil are due to a lower quality of oil or even impurities in the oil you were using.
While other benefits of CBD oil, as well as other side effects, can still be discovered, there really isn’t a whole lot of research that has been done on Cannabis. Since there has been a war on drugs for the past 30 years, any type of open research into cannabis was just not done. We really are in the beginning stages of discovering everything that cannabis is capable of.
As an example, let’s take veterans who suffered from untreatable post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The first studies of the benefits cannabis had on these veterans didn’t begin until 2017.
CBD Oil Side Effects
As mentioned previously, while the research into effects of CBD oil is still just starting, there has been considerable effort to discover all the side effects of CBD oil and whether or not it’s safe for you to be consuming. Previous studies have concluded, however, that there are some side effects when CBD oil is consumed. Now keep in mind that this list of potential side effects does not mean that you are going to experience them. Everybody is different, and everybody will react differently to CBD oil depending upon his or her body.
What this list of side effects will do though, is to help you make a better-informed decision. For example, if you are taking some type of supplement or medication, you can now compare the potential side effects with CBD oil. If the CBD oil has less severe side effects, you may want to think about giving it a try.
While most of the side effects of CBD oil are not very severe, there are side effects. These side effects included:
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Psychomotor slowing (a slowing of your movements or thoughts)
- Dry Mouth
- Changes in appetite
- Anxiety and depression
CBD oil has also been known to interfere with other medications. This means that when you ingest CBD oil while taking other medications, it can cause the effectiveness of the medications to weaken and not work as intended. If you are taking other medications, be careful and check with your doctor if you are planning on using CBD oil.
While there have been no serious side effects to using CBD Oil, the quality of the oil you use can play a big part in the type of experience you are going to have. If you are using a lower quality CBD oil, chances are there is going to be less cannabis in it, which will weaken the effects of it on you. Another potential downside of using low-quality CBD oil is that it is more likely to have impurities in it.
This is why it is extremely important for you to do your research and only use CBD oil that is from a reputable brand or seller. Since the CBD oil industry is very poorly regulated, a lot of the stuff available to you comes from overseas. While that may not sound like a big deal, hemp, where cannabis comes from, will absorb any chemicals from the ground that it is grown. These chemicals can include mercury and lead. The growing conditions of your CBD oil actually make a huge impact on the quality of the end product.
When you do go to purchase your CBD oil, always be sure to do these three things:
- Ask for any third party lab results before you buy your CBD oil.
- Take a second look at the product label. If it looks confusing or misleading, pass on it and move onto the next one.
- Always feel free to ask someone who is more knowledgeable to help you.
When it comes to the end of the day, the side effects of CBD oil are very minimal. CBD oil is safe to use, and the minimal side effects are easily outweighed by all of the numerous benefits that it provides. And with most of the side effects wearing off in only a matter of hours, it really doesn’t make sense to overlook the health benefits that CBD oil provides.
Just keep in mind that you are unique to you and may react differently to CBD oil than someone else will. So be sure that you always start small, see what type of results or side effects you feel, then go from there. By doing this, you will help prevent any type of unpleasant experience from occurring. Remember, safety first.