Welcome back to my awareness campaign! In my previous post I presented you the most common benefits of CBD. Today, I have summarized the side effects that CBD can cause. Although a lot of studies have shown that it can be much safer to use CBD compared to other prescription medication, you might experience some… CBD can alleviate any number of ailments, and it's important to stay informed of these CBD side effects you should be aware of to stay healthy and safe.
Can CBD cause any side effects? (Short video)
In my previous post I presented you the most common benefits of CBD. Today, I have summarized the side effects that CBD can cause.
Although a lot of studies have shown that it can be much safer to use CBD compared to other prescription medication, you might experience some mild side effects.
Side effects usually depend on the amount of CBD you ingest, your age, your weight, other health conditions you may have, or in combination with other medication you may be taking.
Most side effects may occur the first time you take CBD, but that doesn’t mean that you will experience them every time you ingest it.
While experiencing side effects from CBD is rare, the most commonly reported include:
This reaction is not caused by the CBD compound itself, as it has extreme gastroprotective qualities, and it wouldn’t hurt your stomach. But other ingredients that come with the CBD oil can irritate your stomach and cause diarrhea when taken in large doses.
TIP: To avoid this side effect, you might want to choose a tummy-friendly CBD oil, that uses emu oil or olive oil as the carrier.
CBD oil can be derived from either marijuana or hemp. The cannabinoids that are present in any cannabis plant, which are also present in any CBD product, can cause suppression of saliva production.
TIP: Taking water or any fluid before and after ingesting it, will also help in preventing dehydration.
Using CBD oil can have very different effects, as it depends on your unique biochemistry, lifestyle, gender, and how much CBD you have ingested. When it is taken in smaller doses, it can provide an excellent stimulating effect, improve your focus and concentration, as well as elevate your mood.
However, when it is taken in large doses, especially if you are still new in taking this, it might cause some downside, like tiredness and dizziness.
Low Blood Pressure
Taking CBD oil in higher doses can cause to lower the blood pressure levels, which can have symptoms like dizziness. It can be problematic for people who are already diagnosed with low blood pressure, or for them who are on medication to lower their blood pressure.
Who should avoid CBD?
Pregnant and breastfeeding women
Researchers tend to avoid using pregnant and breastfeeding women in clinical research, in order to avoid adverse outcomes that could harm the mother or their baby. As there is a lack of conclusive data on the effects of CBD among this demographic, professionals do not provide recommendations regarding CBD use.
While medical CBD and Epidiolex clinical trials are approved to treat severe forms of pediatric epilepsy in two-year old children and older, the safety of CBD in children has not been widely tested, especially due to the differences in dosing needs.
It is highly recommended to always speak with your pediatrician before starting a CBD treatment with your child.
People who are taking other medication
Side effects occur most commonly among people who are taking other prescription medication. CBD has been shown to increase the hepatic concentration of some medicines and affect the way your liver metabolizes drugs, which could lead to liver damage.
People with liver disease may need to use lower doses of cannabidiol compared to healthy patients.
If you are taking any medications, it’s important to speak to your doctor before start using CBD products.
I would like to clarify that everything written in this post is pure data collection from the sources above and it is not my personal opinion. My only aim is to raise awareness on the topic.
* The video is not made to give you any health advise. Always ask your doctor before start using CBD products.
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Hi Vasia!! Very nice video, simple and insightful!! I’ve definitely learned a lot about CBD while following your posts.
Thank you very much Paam! I am glad that you liked it!
Interesting Always insightful to follow your posts. Would you have any info on CBD oil uses on pets?
Thank you Megan! Yes, my next post will be about pets! Stay tuned.
I really liked the style of the video and the way it states all the info! Thanks Vasia
Thank you very much Stephanie.
It’s good to keep note of the side effects we can face when ingesting CBD. Staying informed about what we put in our body is so important, thank you Vasia!
Although side effects seem to be mild and very rare, it is always good to be aware of them. It is important to follow doctor’s advice, especially when it comes to dosage, as it seems to be the most common reason for some of the side effetcs. Thank you for your comment Srishti!
Can CBD Oil Cause Dizziness
Jan 18, 2021 Posted by: brian sorel
CBD is gaining momentum as a remedy for any number of mood and physical imbalances you might experience. From anxiety to muscle soreness, CBD oil can seem like a catch all for ailments. But like any remedy, you should be well informed about the ups and downs of a product before diving in. Keep up to date with these ten CBD side effects you should be aware of to stay healthy and safe.
10 CBD Side Effects You Should Know
1. Changes in Appetite
It is common that when using CBD your appetite may increase! Sometimes due to the anti-nausea properties that CBD has, other times from enduring less stress, it is common to see an increase in appetite while taking CBD. CBD does not necessarily make the user feel more hunger, just helps to cease feelings that stopped you from wanting to eat.
2. Dry Mouth
Many users of CBD have reported having a dryer mouth while using CBD products. Properties in CBD can cause a significant decrease in production of saliva, leaving the user’s mouth feeling dry. This is a similar feeling to what is referred to as “cotton mouth” after using THC, however it is a much duller feeling and not as common or noticeable for many users. While this is a minor side effect it can cause a slight annoyance to some!
CBD can cause dizziness for some users. Not everyone’s bodies react the same to different products put into it and for some people CBD does not digest right. Feeling light headed or dizzy, especially on a user’s first time trying it, can be seen with some people. Drinking enough water and eating a good meal when using CBD is important in order to not feel dizzy. It’s especially important to ensure you are taking the correct dosage to avoid feeling ill!
4. Changes in Mood
Some users have reported feeling mood changes when taking CBD. Whether it be from overusing it, taking the incorrect dosage, or mental state and condition of the user a CBD side effect can be mood changes. Most people do not endure mood changes while using CBD other than a calming feeling from the lack of anxiety.
5. Getting Sick
While most users like using CBD for the anti-nausea properties, some do not digest it well and vomit. Vomiting can be a CBD side effect usually due to the body rejecting either the CBD gummy eaten or oil taken. Whether it something the user ate combining with it, sensitivity of the users bowels, or the incorrect dosage taken, some users have reported throwing up after taking CBD.
CBD can cause some users to feel tired or drowsy when using CBD oil products. While not everyone may experience this side effect, some people tend to feel too overly relaxed and calm which can create a sleepy feeling. CBD works with the body’s muscle receptors which could also lead to users feeling drowsy. Many users report feeling calm but more alert and focused when using CBD frequently. However, some do feel drowsy from CBD use.
7. Low Blood Pressure
CBD side effects can include low blood pressure due to the decrease in the body’s anxiety. CBD is used to relax the mind and body and decrease stress and anxiety which in turn lowers blood pressure. The body’s blood vessels are much more relaxed in this calm state with less anxiety. For many users with high blood pressure, CBD can help to lower it!
8. Liver damage
For patients with liver disease, CBD is not the best option! CBD has been found to inhibit some of the liver enzymes used for processing medication. While it is not a common CBD side effect, it is still unknown for sure the effects CBD can have on the liver over time with overuse. For users with liver disease, consult with a doctor before using CBD.
9. Digestive Issues
Some users may experience digestive issues such as diarrhea when using CBD products. Everyone’s bodies process different ingredients differently and for some people CBD does not mix well! Oftentimes it is other ingredients in the CBD product being taken that will upset the stomach. Ensure you are taking good CBD products and the correct dosage to avoid irritation.
10. Bad interactions with other medication
Mixing CBD with other medications can sometimes lead to bad CBD side effects. Getting sick, liver damage, a bad mental state, or even seriously injuring your body can occur when mixing medication with CBD that should not be mixed. This goes for overusing alcohol and mixing CBD with it as well. If you are on other medications, consult your doctor before starting CBD products to ensure the medication dosages you are prescribed are safe to mix with CBD.