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Does CBD have any side effects?

Side effects may include...

When it comes to overall well being and health, we’re all on board with the benefits of using CBD. Whether you are looking for pain & stress relief, an energy boost, or a sleep aid, soothe™ has you covered, but are there more impacts of CBD that we should be aware of? In today’s medical climate, it’s often easy to start worrying about new products with just about every medically-related commercial under the sun warning of a potential imminent demise. At soothe™, we are adamant in ensuring that you're using the highest quality CBD products possible. This pivotal pillar of our business, a high standard of quality, allows us to bring you the most beneficial experience in pursuing the health benefits of CBD.

As far as side effects go… maybe you’ll grow a third arm, or maybe there isn’t much to worry about when it comes to using CBD. With that being said, let’s dive into some of the documented side effects of consuming CBD products to set your mind at ease.

Effects of CBD

CBD works by activating a response in the body’s internal endocannabinoid system. By activating the receptors in this system, CBD can treat symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stress, and much more. With these health benefits, we are seeing a streamline in the demand and popularity of cannabidiol. With this increased usage, consumers- as they should- are looking for reliable products, along with accompanying research to support their investment into a new health product.

The Nitty Gritty

As the compound CBD is further investigated, in rare cases, some users have reported mild side effects. Some of these physical reactions include: dry mouth, dehydration, diarrhea, drowsiness, lightheadedness, or a slight drop in blood pressure. These reports all have occurred at abnormally high doses of CBD per day (1000mg +). Overall though, side effects like these may also be related to how CBD is ingested. Considering CBD is biphasic, it will have different effects depending on dosage, and method of consumption. For example, higher doses of CBD oil are recommended as a sleep aid, so ultimately drowsiness will become more prevalent as you continue consumption in a shorter period of time. Also, it is important to note here that consuming large quantities of any general oil, significantly higher than that recommended, may have a negative interaction with your stomach and digestive track. Just think of how eating too much fat or oil in one sitting may impact your body. In any case, it is recommended that you consult your doctor regarding medical history you may have using oil-based products, and also regarding any existing medications that you may take, as CBD is theorized to possibly interact with a sparse number of medical grade products (namely those that heavily impact the liver).

An apple a day…

All in all, let’s keep the doctor on-call for this one. It is recommended that you consult your doctor regarding any significant changes in your diet, especially when trying new forms of treatment for anything. As with any medically-related product, it is important to be aware of documented side effects. Most CBD users tend to never reach dosage levels that cause side effects. Additionally, there has never been any recorded toxic dose of CBD reported or studied by users. The research-based findings are overwhelmingly positive in support of cannabidiol. As the hemp industry is changing rapidly, we are here to help you by participating in the conversation. Please consult a medical professional before using CBD, but remember to reach out to your CBD provider if you have questions.  

And remember… stay soothe™