Since many people are becoming more familiar with medical marijuana plant products such as CBD oil, they inevitably ask good after-action questions. One often asked question from those just beginning to use CBD is, “Does CBD have adverse side effects?” This is very much like the common question, “will CBD make me high?”
Since CBD is extracted from the cannabis sativa plant and contains the exact same chemical makeup as THC, it is reasonable to assume that it will produce the same effect on the user. The primary concern with using this type of oil is that when using large doses you may experience drowsiness and lethargy. While many individuals experience mild side effects such as mild headaches, others may experience vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and a change in appetite. Some individuals also report experiencing anxiety. Unfortunately, CBD has no known interactions with other prescription or over the counter medications, but it is important to follow your doctor’s directions when taking it.
There are two different sources of this ingredient. It can be obtained by means of a pill or capsule, which are sometimes marketed as “herbal”herbal extracts.” Other times, the plant itself is extracted into a liquid form. Regardless of the method that CBD is extracted, one thing is for sure, the amount of oil is very concentrated and can be quite toxic at times.
Although many companies have made CBD a part of their product line, it is important to understand that there are no FDA approved studies showing CBD to be an effective treatment for all patients suffering from ailments. Therefore, it is important to consult with your doctor before you begin any type of treatment regimen. In some cases, your doctor may also have recommended a different route to take for your specific condition.
CBD has also been shown to cause side effects. For instance, in some studies, it was shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect and to increase the effectiveness of certain antibiotics. Some research studies have even shown that CBD could be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. However, it is important to note that Alzheimer’s does not respond to CBD, and research is ongoing. Also, some studies show that CBD can lower levels of serotonin in the brain, which is an important neurotransmitter in the brain.
While CBD may not cause serious side effects, there is still some potential for adverse effects. It is wise to discuss any concerns with your doctor before taking CBD and/or any other medications. Be aware that CBD should not be used by pregnant women, children, individuals who have kidney issues, and individuals with liver disease.