CBD Oil Side Effects
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a hugely popular product throughout the U.S. and Canada, while also gaining major attention around the world. One of the first products to go mainstream was CBD oil, which is available as pure CBD isolate or terpene-rich full-spectrum. Learn more about cannabidiol in our What is CBD - A Beginner’s Guide to CBD.
Fortunately, CBD so far has been well-tolerated by most, so CBD oil side effects aren't a huge concern. However, some people might experience them. If you're looking into cannabidiol CBD oil, educating yourself on potential side effects is always a smart move.
CBD oil is an oral tincture infused with a predetermined amount of CBD. Strengths vary, but the formula remains the same.
Producers extract the CBD from the plant using (ideally) a cold-pressed CO2 extraction process or with chemical solvents. If possible, however, avoid the latter. CO2 filters itself out from the final product, but chemical solvents can leave traces behind.
Once extracted, the CBD is placed in a carrier oil, such as coconut oil of MCT (medium-chain triglycerides).
CBD Vape Oil
Some CBD oils are available to be vaped using an e-cigarette. However, these aren't the same as e-liquids, so you'll need a special oil atomizer to make it work. You can easily buy these atomizers at your local vape shop or purchase disposable, pre-filled vape pens.
What are the CBD Oil Side Effects?
So far, most people tolerate CBD rather well, with side effects being mostly non-existent. Discover CBD Oil Benefits in our tutorial. Those who do experience side effects find that they're mostly mild. These include:
However, CBD isn't perfect. Again, most people won't even experience the effects listed above. But if you're particularly unlucky, you may notice the following:
- Mood changes
- Lack of appetite
Another area of concern is CBD's interaction with prescription drugs, especially those used for treating epilepsy. Studies have shown increased liver activity for certain medications, like depakoke, clobozam or norclobazam. Increased liver activity can intensify the side effects of medications metabolized in the liver. In rare cases, it can even lead to liver damage. CBD has been found to be an effective treatment for certain types of epilepsy. If you're considering this option for yourself or your children, make sure to consult with a doctor.