If you’re considering taking CBD as a supplement it’s worth understanding the different potential side effects of doing so. The majority of people will not experience any side effects at all.
Here we’ve looked at some of the various side effects that people believe may be down to taking CBD. If you experience these after taking CBD we would suggest reducing or stopping your dosage or perhaps trying different CBD products.
If you’re unsure about taking CBD or whether you’re experiencing any side effects because of CBD then you should speak with your doctor.
Reduced Blood Pressure
One of the main side effects when taking CBD is reduced blood pressure. This is due to the fact that CBD causes vasorelaxation, meaning that the vascular walls of your circulatory system relax which leads to lower blood pressure.
This can be highly beneficial if you suffer from high blood pressure, however if you have low blood pressure this can be an issue. If you have low blood pressure you should consult with your doctor before taking any CBD products.
Other Side Effects
Some other effects which may occur when taking CBD products include:
- Dry Mouth – Dry mouth may be a result of CBD’s interaction with the CB receptors in the mouth which may reduce saliva production. Ensuring that you are staying hydrated by drinking lots of water before and after consuming, can help avoid this reaction.
- Diarrhea – Diarrhoea is considered as another potential side effect of CBD. However this reaction is most likely caused by other ingredients in CBD items. If you experience this side effect we would suggest trying a CBD product which uses a different carrier oil.
- Fatigue – Higher doses of CBD may occasionally result in fatigue or drowsiness. Consumers have reported that it helped sleeping time increase but some felt tired straight after the dosage of CBD.
These side effects are currently unconfirmed but worth knowing about incase you experience these after taking CBD products.
Will CBD Get Me High?
One side effect which we often get asked about is whether CBD products will get you high. Our CBD products will not get you high. This is due to the fact that none of our products contain THC which is the cannabinoid responsible for causing highs.
This means that you can get all the health benefits of taking CBD as a supplement without the worry of getting high or failing a drugs test.
Ways to avoid having adverse effects
Stick to a Proper Dosage to Avoid Side Effects
Several side effects may be caused by the incorrect dosage of CBD oil that people can take. Depending on the reason why a person is taking CBD they will need a different dosage.
Another factor would be a consumer’s weight, health care professionals calculate a dose per kg of body weight. Therefore, individuals who weigh less should take a lower dosage than those who weigh more.
Choose good quality brands and products
CBD is a safe compound, but there are many CBD items produced by unreliable brands. These products may contain harmful ingredients that can lead to potential problems with health.
To ensure high quality you should look out for third party test certificates for the products you are buying. These will help you to understand the quality and potency of the products.