15 Severe CBD Oil Side Effects
What are the side effects of CBD oil?
In this article, we will be outlining the 15 different possible negative side effects of hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) oils, reasons why side effects occur, factors that may influence each side effect, and the best ways to avoid them. Note: For 31 Proven CBD Oil Benefits list click here.
The side effects of CBD can be viewed from two perspectives and with two conclusions. The customer testimonial point of view, versus preliminary studies on people and mice.
Based off of user accounts and partial scientific research, these are 15 possible negative CBD oil side effects. However, each person’s body is unique and may react to CBD differently. Information about the exact negative side effects on CBD are limited. This is due to the infancy and newly recent explosion of the Hemp CBD industry, along with no extreme side effects have been found to this date in general.
In my opinion, it is also due because the side effects are not very complicated at all, and are fairly simple and ordinary. In fact, a CBD research study updated in 2018 found that “One out of every three users reported a nonserious adverse effect. ” This finding lines up with the popular consensus is that all cannabis products, CBD, THC or other cannabinoids are extremely safe with little to no major consequences. Especially in comparison to modern medications and treatments.
Let’s get into it!
1. Nausea: In studies and customer testimonials, people have found that CBD oil drops cause them stomach discomfort and nausea. Although CBD is designed to help these symptoms specifically. However, this can be caused by sensitive stomachs, using CBD on an empty stomach (not recommended, we suggest taking CBD 30 minutes to one hour after a meal), or due to taste or concentration.
Taking 1000mg of CBD as a first time user may cause Nausea, as this is a decently high amount of CBD. For an upset stomach or Nausea caused by CBD, we recommend and suggest people to decrease their dosage until they feel better, or drink water right after taking the CBD oil to rinse it down. We do not recommend stopping CBD outright, as this could affect effectiveness from consistent use.
2. Dryness of the Mouth: CBD oil drops have sometimes been found to give people dry mouths. Scientific evidence for this is limited, however, there was one study completed in 2006 from a male rat study that found that cannabis cannabinoids affect our endocannabinoid receptors in our brain, inhibiting the CB1 and CB2 that control saliva production. Therefore leading to less saliva produced and a more dry mouth temporarily. Luckily, the solution is easy. Just drink more water than normal, which is also why we suggest drinking a cup of water after taking CBD oil.
3. Dizziness: Dizziness can happen to those who take a higher concentration of CBD, or especially in those who try CBD vape pens. As the absorption rate of pens are 5x faster and can really hit you if you inhale a lot. However, this may be a placebo effect. Real dizziness might actually be caused by a drop in blood pressure. Our suggestion if this happens is to sit down, gain stability back, and snack on some items or drink tea.
4. Drowsiness: Studies and testimonials indicate the possibility of drowsiness from CBD oil. Drowsiness can be a benefit of CBD oil drops depending on someone’s needs. A higher dosage of CBD is known to cause drowsiness, which is why CBD has been used heavily to help with sleep insomnia and those who find it hard to sleep. All this means is take smaller doses of CBD during the day if you are working, driving or doing other possibly dangerous activities. Then take a higher dosage of CBD at night. There are new CBD products being specifically made to help you focus, such as CBD coffees, pre-workout formulas, and vitamin “focus” packets.
5. Change in Mood or Appetite: CBD has had a few cases affecting mood and appetite. This can occur indirectly through the reduction of Anxiety, which can cause people to eat more than usual or act differently. Therefore making people eat less or change their persona. However, CBD can also be found to help increase appetite, but mostly in conjunction with THC products. Our recommendation is to calculate your dosages and be aware of how you act, think or feel throughout the course of using the CBD products.
6. Vomiting: Vomiting is not a well-known side effect of CBD. In fact, a study from 2011 on rats found that cannabinoids can help decrease the need to vomit because of the way it affects the CB 1 receptors. Note, CBD helps Nausea through CB 1 receptors as well. If vomiting does occur, evaluate your entire diet, and think about what you ate 4-6 hours before. If not 24 hours before. There are a lot of variables in why vomiting can be caused, but one may be the fact that CBD is used to reduce the feeling of sickness. Therefore sickness may have caused the vomiting to begin with.
7. Diarrhea: Based off of a few customer testimonials, diarrhea could possibly be an side effect of CBD for those that have weaker stomachs. However, for the average person, this is rare. It is also likely that these people ingested CBD on an empty stomach. CBD oil drops should be taken within the first couple hours before or after eating. The most optimal time to take CBD oil products is 30 minutes to an hour after eating, in order to maximize bioavailability. Which is the absorption rate of CBD into your body. But also to ease digestion for your stomach.
8. Vivid and Dark Dreams: Some people have reported having extremely vivid dreams after ingesting CBD oils. This is likely to be due to one of the benefits of CBD, which is better sleep and increases drowsiness for helping sleep insomnia. Therefore, CBD helps put you in a deeper sleep known as delta sleep, slow wave sleep or N3. By putting you in a deeper sleep dreams can seem more vivid.
On top of that, a few people experience more dark and nightmarish dreams. It has been reported that this usually happens the first or second night people take CBD oils. We do not know exactly why this happens, but it may be due to the mental changes and adjustments CBD provides to your brain. In the rare case this does occur, it should go away quickly without any extra efforts needed.
9. Lack of Effectiveness: Basically the opposite of a side effect, but there have been a few cases reported where people feel no relief from their symptoms at all. This could be due to the lack of consistent use of CBD. This can also be caused by using too little of a dosage of CBD. In our opinion, any CBD oil with less than 500mg falls under this category. We suggest using a higher dosage of CBD, and if CBD benefits still do not occur, the brand product you are using may not be high quality. Or CBD oil simply does not work for you. Which would be a major bummer.
10. Worsened Symptoms from Parkinson’s Disease: Early findings from scientific studies suggest that a high dosage of CBD oil can worsen the symptoms and tremors from Parkinson’s Disease. We highly recommend speaking to your doctor before trying CBD oil for Parkinson’s Disease. Newer research has suggested that CBD oil can be beneficial at lower dosages for this disease, but we highly recommend speaking to a professional first.
11. Headaches and/or Migraines: The possibility that CBD oil itself causes headaches is likely very low. As CBD has been used to help migraines and headaches. However, people that have noticed headaches after using hemp CBD oil is most likely caused by the brand of oil used, the base oil of the tincture, solvents, or overall bad ingredients. We suggest changing brands or using a new CBD oil product to see if the migraines or headaches go away. That said, each person reacts to CBD differently and CBD oils may not be a great fit for you.
12. Liver Problems: This is the most severe problem on this list, and is also one of the newest ones to be identified for CBD and CBD products. As recently stated in the FDA meeting and hearing of CBD, liver issues have been found through multiple different studies and formal pieces of issues. They have identified the cause to be an inhibition or stopping of liver-helping medication, and in reverse promotes worsening liver function. Therefore beware of using CBD oil or any CBD products if you have any type of liver issues.
13. Affect Medications That Have Grapefruit Warnings: This is brand new information that goes along with liver problems that may be caused by CBD. CBD has been found to affect the same medications that have restrictions on grapefruit because it interacts with the same enzymes of the body that grapefruit does. According to Forbes, grapefruit and CBD both contain compounds that bind and basically neutralize enzymes in the gut (CYP450 enzymes), which help destroy and remove the drug from the body.
Because the enzymes are restricted, the drug would enter the liver and flow at higher levels because it is not being removed from the body. This may make a low dosage of the drug to be a very high dosage. CBD is possibly even more dangerous, by binding to enzymes in the liver and gut. It can take a few days for normal enzyme function to return.
Now this only pertains to medications with grapefruit, not on a standard basis of a normal person taking It is very case to case and you should discuss with a doctor if it will affect you similarly.
14. Lower Blood Pressure: In addition to above, CBD may act as a blood thinner, therefore possibly lowering your blood pressure. This can pose a real risk to those taking blood thinning medications. As well, those entering surgery should refrain from taking any CBD for up to a week in advance of any type of surgery. Discuss your use of CBD with your doctor before any surgery.
15. Increased Effectiveness: CBD has been found to increase in effectiveness the longer it is used. The opposite of tolerance. This means that over time, you may not need to take the same MG of CBD to reach the same desired effect. What this also means is over a few months of use, you should decrease your dosage to see if you still feel the same results.
What are some things that affect CBD oil side effects?
The negative side effects of CBD oil drops can be affected by a plethora of things. Including but not limited to age, size (Height/Weight), genetics, metabolism, concentration usage, brand, amount used, diet, and other related variables. The quality of the hemp-derived CBD oil, the specific oil base used, cannabis extraction method, and overall quality of hemp in the ground all make a difference.
Some farms have heavy metals in the hemp soil, which can negatively effect your entire body. Therefore make sure you analyze every brand and ensure they have an image of their Certification of Analysis or Third-Party test results on their product image pages. All the brands Binoid CBD works with have these images on every product image.
Common Side Effects of CBD Questions
Does CBD Get You High?
– No, CBD by itself cannot get you high because CBD is non-psychoactive and is usually extracted by the hemp plant. The hemp plant contains very little THC, the ingredient that gets you high.
Is CBD bad with other drugs or pills?
– Before we get into the answer to this question, consult your doctor or a medical practitioner before using CBD in combination with medications. From the most general point of view, CBD does not make a large difference with many over-the-counter medications. That said, high dosages of CBD has been found to affect some medications. Thus, it important for you to consult a professional before adding CBD to your daily routine. Some medications, drugs or pills might not work well with CBD. We believe this is rare, but every person has different circumstances.
Can I use or take too much CBD oil?
– A big NO, you cannot overdose or take too much CBD oil. That is simply because in the end of it CBD oil comes from a plant. But in terms of facts, there have been zero reported CBD related deaths. So stop worrying, CBD is very safe for you to ingest. Additionally, animals cannot overdose from CBD either. Dogs, cats, horses, small animals alike cannot take too much CBD oil. Our suggestion is to start at a small dosage, and slowly increase dosage and strength until you reach an optimal amount that works for you.
These possible negative CBD side effects can be seen as mild compared to many if not most medical treatments or drugs, such as opiates. This is what makes CBD so powerful as a possible solution to many conditions. From as minor to stubbed toes, to extreme conditions such as cancer, tumors, and seizures, CBD has the possibility to help these cases based off of customer evidence.
The current data suggest that CBD could be extremely useful for all types of symptoms or issues, and that the benefits completely outweigh the possible negative side effects. However, this data is not statistically significant, or conclusive enough to make a medical diagnosis or claim about treatment. But it is a start to learning more about a new compound that could be at the forefront of future innovations.
As it is now, hemp-based CBD was recently just approved in the first pharmaceutical drug treatment for seizures using cannabis. Steps and progress like this gives excitement for the future CBD helping many intense symptoms like arthritis, migraines, cancer pains, seizures, and plenty more.
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Gabriela – I would suggest stopping your use of CBD for a couple days, and restart again to see if it is the CBD or something else. If it is CBD, I suggest using a different brand and see if that makes a difference!
Best of luck on your CBD journey!
A420N – CBD has been found to affect liver function, especially with prior medical history or problems. CBD may also affect your blood pressure. I would consult with your doctor before using CBD.
Gabriela – Many have found these issues when they first start taking CBD products. You may need to cut down on your dosage. However, most of those problems have been found to go away with consistent use.
I had hep-c but am now cured thanks to meds & have been clear since about 2015. Is Cbd not advised for someone like me with previous liver function issues ?
I have been taking cbc oil for sciatic pain but I always wake up with nausea,queasy stomach and fatigue the dose is 0.2 .
I have been taking cbc oil for sciatic pain but I always wake up with nausea,queasy stomach and fatigue the dose is 0.2 .
If you find your side effects becoming worse, you should stop taking CBD and consult a doctor before continuing. That being said, your side effects may diminish overtime. Possibly due to your body and mind adjusting to using CBD, or learning you may have been taking too high of a dosage. Therefore decreasing your dosage overtime might help. However, in case of serious illness or liver function issues, I would take those very seriously and would discuss with your doctor first before continuing your use of CBD. Or beginning in the first place.
Will the side effects diminish with continued use?
If you would like to see a list of the possible benefits based off studies, read our article on the 31 benefits of CBD here: https://www.binoidcbd.com/blogs/news/cbd-oil-benefits
Thanks for reading!
Can cbd cure stomach problem ,like gastritis or ulcer thank you for all the information and godbless
Here are 15 CBD Oil side effects that are backed by scientific and consumer evidence. Outlining the different possible negative side effects of hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) oils, reasons why side effects occur, factors that may influence each side effects, and the best ways to avoid them. Side effects of CBD oil may include nauseau, headaches, dizziness, and dryness of mouth.
What Are the Side Effects of CBD Oil?
May 1, 2019 2:29 PM EDT
Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is an extract from the cannabis plant. It has boomed in the wake of the legalized marijuana movement, now that businesses can grow and sell the substance freely in several states.
Advocates market CBD oil typically as a health supplement, and they do so comprehensively. It has started showing up everywhere from web banners to smoothie shops. While it has few recreational properties, CBD oil’s boom in recent years is through the quasi-medical field. Like turmeric, ginseng and tinctures, CBD oil promises to ease a wide variety of ailments without the invasiveness of pharmaceutical drugs.
The question is… what is it really doing to you?
Does CBD Oil Work?
Cannabidiol is one of the two active ingredients in marijuana, but on its own is not enough to get you high. It can, though, help you feel better under the right circumstances.
While doctors and researchers take CBD oil’s role in medicine seriously, much of its profile has been raised by salesmen who make extravagant promises that no medicine (no less supplement) could hope to fulfill.
Some CBD oil salesmen promise that their product can cure everything from anxiety to cancer. They cram it into every product that can soak up a liquid, including gummies, shampoo, toothpastes and even pills for your cat. In the low-water mark for any “medical” supplement, you can now buy it at many juice bars and coffee shops as an additive that can somehow take your banana-strawberry smoothie to 11.
All of which is a shame, because this associates CBD oil with the bottomless deceit that is the world of medical supplements. Yet the substance has some early promise. As noted on Harvard Medical School’s website, CBD oil has some evidence linking it to treatment for epilepsy, seizures, chronic pain and arthritis.
There isn’t enough evidence to say that the oil definitely does help with these things, nor that simply cramming some in a milkshake will do the slightest bit of good, just that doctors are optimistic about their research. For more information on the medicine of CBD oil, see our article here.
What Are the Side Effects?
That’s how CBD oil might help. But can it hurt? Usually, no. It is generally not habit-forming, and most side effects are minor.
According to a report by the World Health Organization, “CBD appears to have little effect on conditioned place preference or intracranial self-stimulation… [It] exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.”
“To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
In other words, there is no evidence at the moment that CBD oil tends to be either physically or psychologically habit forming.
Dangerous Side Effects of CBD Oil
There are some known real risks to CBD oil, however. Be absolutely certain to consult a doctor before using CBD oil if any of the below apply to you.
• It can lower your blood pressure and interact with medication.
Mostly, CBD oil is benign. Its side effects might leave you feeling unwell for a little while, but they will pass. But this is a medication, even if it is marketed carelessly, and that means it can have a powerful effect on your body.
CBD oil can act as a blood thinner and in doing so it can lower your blood pressure. For someone who has issues with blood pressure this can pose very real risks.
It can also interact with medications through “the exact same mechanism that grapefruit juice does,” according to an article on the Harvard health blog. While rarely a significant concern, on certain medications these interactions can be harmful or even deadly, according to the FDA. If you have blood pressure issues, are taking prescription drugs or have ever been warned about ingesting fruit juice, citrus or fermented products, consult your doctor before touching CBD oil.
• It can make Parkinson’s disease worse.
Some research indicates that CBD oil can exacerbate the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. This research is ongoing, but patients should avoid the product until more definitive results come out.
Mild Side Effects of CBD Oil
Most of the side effects of CBD oil are moderate. Unless you fall into one of the specific categories above, the odds are that this is a generally benign product with limited negative consequences, according to one research paper. Most of those include:
It can cause nausea and general sickness.
Nausea and gastrointestinal issues are a pretty common side effect of CBD oil. This can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and other symptoms associated with a digestive problem (think how you would feel after eating something that disagreed with you). In part, some people simply don’t digest CBD oil well. This is not uncommon with oils and supplements.
However, this is also often caused by the fact that this is an unregulated supplement. There are no standards for dosage and safe measurement, so it’s quite possible that you could get an amount far in excess of what your body can handle. At this point, your body will simply flush it out. Unpleasantly.
• It can cause drowsiness and light-headedness.
This side effect should come as no surprise. Doctors have long looked at cannabis as a treatment for sleep disorders, and CBD oil is no exception. Putting you to sleep is a feature, not a bug. Just don’t be surprised if your CBD latte doesn’t pack the caffeine punch you expected.
• It can cause loss of appetite and dry mouth.
Ironically, perhaps, for a cannabis product, CBD oil has been linked to loss of appetite in some people. Along with dry mouth, it can simply leave you feeling unpleasant after ingesting. As with most other side effects, this will pass in time.
Is CBD Oil Legal?
Like all things marijuana, the legal status of CBD oil is ambiguous and highly state-dependent. While many states have legalized it for production and sale, this still violates federal law. The Department of Justice has currently decided not to prosecute individuals for possession and sale of marijuana products in states where this is legal, but that’s a discretionary act.
Once again this gets complicated. When extracted from cannabis, CBD oil counts as a marijuana product. However, in some cases growers can produce CBD oil from hemp. The 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act made this form of CBD oil production legal under federal law.
Cannabis-extract CBD oil is typically legal in states that have also legalized recreational marijuana, however its status is usually complicated.
CBD oil in all forms is regulated as a medical supplement, because this is typically how it is advertised. As a result, only five states currently have no significant restrictions on its sale and consumption. Every other state has either restricted it through marijuana laws or limits the sale of CBD oil in some form, whether through food and drink regulation, medical regulation or other forms of restriction.
In short, there’s a different answer for this question for every single state. Make sure to research the laws of your state carefully, and for more information check out our article here.
The Bottom Line
Like most supplements, CBD oil rarely does what it promises. It does have some early medical potential, and doctors may prescribe it for patients at risk of seizure or with inflammatory issues. However, as an over-the-counter oil or when infused into a snack cake it probably won’t do you much good. You may see some benefits in connection with CBD oil’s anti-anxiety or sleep aid properties, but the odds are that any real improvements are largely psychosomatic.
Still, if it works for you there’s probably no harm in it either. Unless you fall into one of the specific categories listed above, CBD oil’s side effects are generally mild and of limited duration. Like with all medical changes, alert your doctor if you begin taking it regularly, but otherwise it will probably do neither harm nor good.
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