Potential Side Effects Of Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol or CBD is a substance found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD consumption is now legal in numerous countries for both medical and recreational purposes. It has been proven that cannabis is effective in helping a person medicate their physical problems such as inflammation, nausea, seizures, and even cancer.

However, consuming cannabidiol can also be dangerous and harmful as it can cause side effects, especially when a person overdoses on CBD. Below are six examples of the potential side effects of consuming cannabidiol:

  1. Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is often one of the side effects of consuming cannabidiol, and it can even make your eyes dry. Cannabidiol will affect your salivary glands’ ability to produce the required saliva daily; it hinders saliva secretion; thus, it can cause dehydration, mouth sores, throat irritation, and cottonmouth. This side effect often lasts for several hours. Some solutions to this side effect are drinking water through a straw, licking lollipops, avoiding tobacco, and avoiding certain foods and beverages such as alcohol and salty foods.

  1. Diarrhea

Although CBD can treat stomach pains and improve bowel movements, it can also cause diarrhea. There can be various reasons why CBD consumption can cause diarrhea, but one of the most common explanations is that a consumer’s body is not yet able to tolerate CBD. This side effect also depends on how much a consumer has ingested. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming CBD products.

  1. Nausea

A consumer can have this side effect depending on how much CBD they ingest and how much their body tolerates its consumption. Too much consumption of CBD can also be one of the causes of this side effect. Thus, before consuming CBD, you must learn to regulate it in order to prevent yourself from the inconveniences of nausea.

  1. Weight Loss

Yes, cannabidiol can boost appetite. However, at the same time, CBD can also cause a loss of appetite. Thus, it can eventually reduce a consumer’s weight through constant consumption. Weight loss may be beneficial to some people while being a disadvantage to others. The explanation for this is that cannabidiol actually turns bad fat into good ones, and this transformation burns calories, thus making weight loss a side effect for a consumer. 

  1. Liver Problems

Cannabidiol can actually offer benefits for those who have liver problems such as cancer, hepatitis, and hepatic encephalopathy. However, CBD is only helpful when consumed moderately and with control. Research has shown that too much CBD can be toxic and can severely affect your liver. Thus, be mindful and avoid ingesting too much CBD.

  1. Fatigue

Tiredness and sleepiness are two of the side effects of consuming cannabidiol. This can be beneficial to some people (particularly those who suffer from insomnia), but not to others. When you feel tired or sleepy, avoid driving vehicles to protect yourself and other drivers on the road from possible accidents.

But despite these side effects, cannabidiol can still cause remedies for different problems, such as anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. CBD products such as CBD & THC oil, CBD & THC and Delta 8 gummies, and CBD pills are some examples of CBD products that can help medicate certain illnesses. 

It is important to consult your doctor before using cannabidiol to treat a physical problem. If it is your first time, take a low dosage of CBD, and don’t immediately proceed to high dosage, as this can be risky and can cause side effects such as those mentioned above. In addition, for pregnant women, strictly avoid CBD consumption as this can have side effects on your baby. 


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