What are the Side Effects of CBD Oil?

The health benefits of CBD oil seem to be endless.

For the many health problem you might be facing, there is often a helpful solution that involves the use of CBD

At Rosebud, we’re obviously advocates of hemp, and cannabis in general, so we’re not going to deny the health benefits of CBD. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t also mention the potential side effects of CBD oil. 

Of course, the side effects of CBD are incredibly mild, especially when you compare them to common over-the-counter or prescription drugs. But there are some reported side effects you should be aware of as you incorporate CBD into your wellness routine

Scroll down to read about the most common side effects of CBD, and learn what you can do to potentially prevent them altogether.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many active compounds found in the cannabis plant. On its own, CBD isn’t psychoactive; meaning it won’t give you a high. It does, however, have the power to help you feel better since CBD may help with many different kinds of ailments. 

The Scoop on CBD Side Effects:

Here’s the thing: there isn’t much clinical data available when it comes to cannabis.

Until Congress passed the Farm Bill in 2014, cannabis (even the kind without any THC present) was classified by Drug Enforcement as a Schedule 1 Drug. This meant that, under no circumstances, could CBD be sold. This ban made it extremely difficult for anyone in the medical field to observe the side effects of CBD, which is why there is such a lack of information. 

However, since the legalization of CBD- the World Health Organization has stated, “To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” 

Lots of CBD oil available online contain additional ingredients to improve their effects. These ingredients might increase the chances of experiencing side-effects. 

Rosebud is proud of the fact that our CBD oil contains only two ingredients: CBD and MCT (which is simply coconut oil). This not only is healthier for you, but it also cuts down the chances of experiencing any potential side effects. 

Most customers don’t have any problems whatsoever when taking CBD oil; but, it is important to note that in rare cases, the following side effects have been reported: 

Diarrhea: This reaction is probably caused by the other ingredients in your CBD oil, as CBD itself actually has gastroprotective qualities

If you are experiencing this side effect, stop taking your CBD oil for 24 hours, to determine whether it was caused by the CBD, or something else entirely. 

Dry mouth: Frequent cannabis users are probably familiar with this common THC-induced side effect. According to a 2006 study, the sensation of a dry mouth is mostly due to the inhibition of cannabinoid receptors present in our salivary glands. While dry mouth has been listed as a potential side effect of CBD, most studies examining these side effects use a mixture of CBD and THC. This implies that any THC present in your CBD oil is probably responsible for your dry mouth. 

To help avoid experiencing dry mouth, make sure that you drink lots of water before, and after, you consume your CBD oil. 

Fatigue: Taking small doses of CBD can be stimulating, help improve focus, and have an amazingly positive effect on your mood. Higher doses of CBD oil, however, can occasionally induce fatigue or drowsiness. This is why some people choose to incorporate CBD into their bedtime routine

This factor aside, there are a surprising amount of studies that actually report decreased fatigue in patients using CBD oil.

While cannabinoids affects everyone differently, the majority of CBD users can consume CBD oil without experiencing any side effects.

A great way to avoid the potential side effects of CBD oil, is to check the sellers credibility. If the third-party lab testing results for their CBD products show less than 0.3% THC, you have nothing to worry about. 

At Rosebud, we make our third-party lab tests readily-available to our customers. This not only ensure that you avoid experiencing any side effects of CBD oil, but also guarantees your experience with CBD oil is completely safe.

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