Does CBD have any side effects?

Does CBD have any side effects?
There is currently no research that has found a relationship between CBD and side effects during minor intake of CBD (below 100 mg/day), nor are there any reports about daily CBD users experiencing any side effects. However, there have been studies on patients who have used 1500 mg of isolated CBD a day for medical purposes. This dose corresponds to about 3 bottles of CBD Oil per day.
Common side effects from CBD may include fatigue and increased/decreased appetite. CBD has relatively few side effects compared to synthetically produced drugs and can, therefore, be a good alternative. An updated study investigating the side effects of CBD in people suffering from epilepsy or psychotic disorders provides further evidence. Important to remember is that these patients often suffered from incurable and severe forms of epilepsy. The benefits of CBD can, therefore, be considered to be more, and also far better than the negative aspects.

Examples of possible side effects of CBD oil:

  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased/decreased appetite
  • Headaches
  • Irritated moods

CBD may have a better profile of side effects

The study investigating the side effects of CBD in those suffering from epilepsy or psychotic disorders shows that CBD compared to other drugs may have a better profile of side effects. This can make CBD an option that improves the experience and reception of the provided treatment. This study shows that the side effects, in general, seem to be of smaller magnitudes.

Another study shows that CBD has no adverse effects or side effects on heart rate, blood pressure, psychological and psychomotor functions, and food intake.

Is it possible to overdose CBD?

The US Department of Health and Social Affairs has stated that no signs of toxicity or serious side effects are associated with chronic use of CBD in healthy users (Cunha et al., Pharmacology 21: 127-185, 1980). There are no reports of death induced by CBD and it has been shown that humans can handle large doses of CBD. However, we do recommend that you follow our advice on the dosage of CBD.

It is worth mentioning that more research should be conducted in this area in order to investigate whether there are any not yet known side effects of CBD oil.

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