I get asked this question often – Are there any negative side effects to using CBD. My typical response is everyones body chemistry is different. What works like magic for one person bay cause problems for another. A quick google search ” Side effects from CBD” returned this:

Some research indicates that the use of CBD oil may trigger a number of side effects, including:

  • Anxiety.
  • Changes in appetite.
  • Changes in mood.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Dizziness.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Nausea.

Yes, it is true, I have heard it from some people, especially individuals who do not smoke cannabis or ever have, and people prescribed certain medications can cause negative side effects when using CBD.

CBD medication is not for everyone and should be approached with caution for first time users. 

There are some counter measures that can be taken to reduce any negative side effects from consuming CBD. If you are experiencing anxiety – cut your dose in half. Remember, effective medicine usually holds true to the old adage ” less is more”.

Dizziness, Drowsiness, Nausea – Same thing, drastically reduce your dose, start with the smallest dose possible and slowly increase as needed. Alot of people do not require the quantity dose recommended on alot of industry products. 

Dry mouth? That seams to be a common side effect from cannabis. This is a easy remedy – Drink some water, chew some gum?

Changes in Appetite – This side effect is the reason many people start taking CBD in the first place.  Cancer patients, and other ill people often have difficulty finding their appetite. CBD has helped thousands of people find pleasure in eating food again. This is a good thing for many people!  If you are one who needs to lose weight, if you are going to consume CBD , pay notice to your appetite and make sure you are managing a healthy diet. A healthy diet grouped with healthy all natural supplements is 80% of your bodies well being. What you put into you, does matter. 

Safety Concerns

CBD oil may interact with several medications, including some types of anti-epileptic drugs.

report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published in the journal Pediatrics cautions pregnant women and nursing mothers to avoid marijuana use due to possible adverse developmental effects to their baby. In a study reviewed for the report, short-term exposure to CBD was found to increase the permeability of the placental barrier, potentially placing the fetus at risk from certain substances.

If you’re considering trying CBD oil, it’s important to discuss potential side effects and adverse reactions with your physician. In one study, for instance, children with refractory epilepsy treated with CBD experienced an aggravation of seizures, sleepiness, digestive disturbances, and irritability.

CBD oils may contain some THC. Cannabis may impair your ability to drive safely or operate equipment and may have short- and long-term effects on your memory, attention, mood, heart rate, and mental health. It is also easy to overconsume CBD oil, so it’s important to start with a low dose, as it may take several hours or longer to begin to feel the effects after consumption.

A Word From Lucy VC

If you’re thinking of using CBD oil to treat a health problem (and it is legal where you live), make sure to consult your healthcare provider first to discuss whether it’s appropriate for you.

Because CBD oil products are mostly unregulated, there’s no guarantee that any given product contains a safe or effective level of CBD. In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2017 found that nearly 70 percent of all CBD products sold online are incorrectly labeled, and could cause serious harm to consumers. Some CBD oils may also contain incorrectly labeled amounts of THC and other compounds.