Risks of CBD Oil Side Effects
There is plenty of research that suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may be able to provide endless health benefits. Generally, we strongly agree with the advantages of CBD, but we will not say that it comes without any side effects.
On the bright side, CBD’s side effects are relatively mild than some traditional medicines – but to think CBD does not cause any adverse reactions is just a myth. We have compiled a list of some of the potential side effects of CBD oil. Also, we will discuss how CBD works and some of its most common misconceptions. Let’s have a look!
What is CBD?
The cannabis plant and its commonly known variations, marijuana and hemp, have become quite famous globally. Cannabis comprises 113 cannabinoids – the two well-known cannabinoids are CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is responsible for causing the psychoactive ‘high’ that is commonly associated with marijuana, while CBD is not psychoactive and may offer several potential health benefits to its consumer. The 2018 Farm Bill has made hemp production legal in the United States (with exceptions in some states), and now high-quality CBD is available in most states.
The best quality CBD is the one that is extracted through the supercritical CO2 procedure. It refines the cannabidiol, which contains no more than 0.3% THC in it.
How Does CBD Work in the Body?
You cannot understand the working of CBD if you do not know about the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
ECS is a complicated network of neurotransmitters and receptors spread across the body. The human body naturally produces hormone-like compounds known as endocannabinoids to communicate with this system. The phytocannabinoids (phyto means ‘from plants’) resemble humans’ endocannabinoids, letting them interact with the ECS.
The Endocannabinoid System is responsible for controlling the majority of biological processes in the brain and other body parts, including pain perception, memory, immune response, cognitive functioning, mood, and temperature control.
The primary reason, however, humans have ECS is to regulate the chemical balance in the body, and this state is called homeostasis.
Cannabidiol impacts both the brain and body. It is believed to bind with the receptors of ECS to interact with the central and peripheral nervous system, without causing any euphoric sensation. Furthermore, CBD works on 60 different molecular pathways. Besides, researchers think that it may indirectly inhibit the activity of the ECS receptors in the brain, where THC is bound and induce a high. This would indicate that THC becomes less effective when CBD is available in bulk amounts.
Side Effects of CBD Oil
Several studies, like this one, have indicated that CBD is safe to consume and causes only a few mild side effects.
In 2017, WHO stated that cannabidiol is a safe and effective compound.
Even though CBD has minor side effects, they are real – especially when taken with other medications. At Panacea Life Sciences, we feel obliged to discuss them to get a full understanding of what you are ingesting.
Following are the most common side effects of CBD:
Low Blood Pressure
When higher doses of CBD are taken, it results in low blood pressure.
It may be difficult for those who have been diagnosed with low blood pressure or taking high blood pressure medication (causing blood pressure to drop). This side effect is usually related to a feeling of lightheadedness, which leads to feeling uncomfortable. If you have any of the mentioned-above conditions, it is better to talk to your doctor before using CBD.
Another common side effect of consuming CBD oil is dry mouth. It is typical of all cannabis products, either extracted from marijuana or hemp.
The reason is cannabinoids in the cannabis plant prevent saliva production.
Fortunately, you can quickly get rid of this problem by using plenty of fluids before, during, and after you consume CBD oil. Also, it will inhibit any dehydration.
Negative Interactions with Other Medications
A human liver is filled with the cytochrome P-450 system, and it is responsible for metabolizing drugs. CBD can prevent certain drugs to process, which leads to increased rates of these substances in your body at one time.
As a result, this may cause adverse effects, and sometimes, an overdose on those drugs.
Diarrhea is usually caused due to the presence of other CBD oil ingredients, as CBD contains strong gastroprotective properties.
When CBD indirectly stimulates the ECS in the digestive tract, it lowers the gastric acid level and increases blood flow in your stomach for the rapid regeneration processes. CBD, however, is often contained in a carrier oil, mostly in MCT oil.
The MCT oil does not suit the stomach lining, and it is consumed in large amounts, which results in diarrhea. Therefore, switch to a different carrier oil (like olive oil) if you want to ingest more CBD quantity than a moderate amount.
Where to Buy CBD?
If you are looking for the original and best quality CBD product, Nature Blend is the platform you can entirely rely on. We offer CO2 extracted, 100% natural, and non-GMO CBD products to every client. Your CBD product will be delivered at your doorstep within 4-5 business days.