CBD has been making the rounds for quite some time, and if someone were to pen down the list of CBD health benefits, they would find themselves short on space- the health benefits of CBD seem near endless.
For every health problem out there, there is an argument you can raise on CBD being able to help curb the ailment. But doesn’t matter how good something is, there are always side effects that can come about from using even natural medications. Now, this goes without saying that the side effects of CBD are ridiculously small compared to the popular over-the-counter/ prescription drugs that big pharma are pumping into the market- but to think that it is impossible to experience adverse reactions to CBD would be a fallacy.
We will be taking a look at some of the side effects that this natural medication can cause.
What Are The Side Effects Of CBD Oil?
There are numerous studies that have shown CBD to be much safer than most of the popular over-the-counter prescription drugs. The side effects profile of CBD is so good that even the World Health Organisation (WHO) went on record to state the safety and effectiveness of CBD.
Nevertheless, although the severities of the side effects are minor, they are very much real- especially when you mix in CBD with other medications. It is important that CBD users know what they are putting in their body, and to take the consultation of the doctor especially if they are under other medications. Here are some of the reactions that are deemed adverse:
This is one of the most common symptoms that is present not just with CBD, but with most other hemp and cannabis derivatives. The reason is because the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, which include CBD, put a stopper on the saliva production.
The simple solution for this would be to take in more fluids to counteract the side effect and prevent dehydration.
Low Blood Pressure
There is a small drop in blood pressure when taking in CBD. This may be troublesome for those who are taking medication for hypertension, or those who have been diagnosed with low blood pressure. Consult a doctor before including CBD in your regimen.
Negative Interaction with some Medication
CBD inhibits the smooth functioning of the Cytochrome P-450 system, a system that is responsible for metabolising drugs via the liver. This may cause an accumulation of the drug in the system and lead to a longer time for it to exit the body. This can cause unwanted side effects and in rare cases, an overdose.