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What Are The Side Effects Of Using CBD Oil?
CBD oil has many beneficial qualities, and people from all walks of life have started incorporating it into their daily routine to look after their health and well-being. Some people, for example, use CBD oil to alleviate pain, whereas others find CBD oil helps to reduce feelings of anxiety or low mood.
Although most people will tolerate CBD oil well and won’t experience any side effects at all, clinical research has illustrated that there are a range of potential side effects that can be triggered by CBD. These side effects can include:
Anxiety and Mood Changes
While CBD can prove to be relatively effective at alleviating feelings of anxiousness in many people, it can affect others differently and heighten these sometimes-debilitating feelings. Just as CBD oil can positively influence a person’s mood, it can also result in negative mood changes in others. This is precisely why it is so important to take CBD responsibly and to continue to monitor the way it makes you feel, both immediately after using it and in the minutes and hours afterwards.
Keep in mind that nothing is worth jeopardizing your mental health over, so if CBD oil just isn’t working for you, stop using it as soon as possible. Conversely, if you find that using CBD oil in a formulation that is specifically designed to boost your energy on both an emotional and a physical level, like the NJ Farms Morning-Time Formula, is working for you and you have discussed your usage with a medical professional, there isn’t any evidence to suggest that you need to stop feeling these benefits immediately.
Changes in Appetite
CBD can cause changes in appetite that will lead to weight loss, but it is imperative not to use CBD oil as a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
There is some evidence to suggest that CBD oil can help with nausea via the interactions it has with serotonin receptors, which are responsible for mood and well-being. There is, however, other evidence to suggest that CBD oil can actively cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea when taken in incorrect doses.
Fatigue, Dizziness and Drowsiness
Some people using CBD oil will experience reduced blood pressure, which can lead to feelings of dizziness, drowsiness, or a general feeling of light-headedness. If you are using CBD oil to combat feelings of anxiety, this is less likely to be an issue for you as you should experience the benefits without any of the drowsiness.
Some CBD oil products, such as NJ Farms’ Night-Time Formula, are formulated specifically to help aid a restful night of sleep. In this type of situation, feelings of drowsiness are likely to be beneficial.
Although it is unclear whether CBD can inhibit saliva production, some users of CBD oil do experience a dry mouth. There are several potential solutions to this, including trying a different brand, using a hydrating mouthwash, and ensuring that you are drinking enough water both before and after using CBD oil.
The Importance of Consulting with a Doctor Before Using CBD Oil
Although it is generally safe and most people won’t experience any unpleasant side effects, it is vital to discuss using CBD oil with your medical practitioner before you start taking it because it can interfere with some other medications . This point is particularly important if you are currently taking medications that have a 'grapefruit warning' because both grapefruit and CBD can interact with the group of enzymes in the body that are responsible for drug metabolization and therefore either decrease the efficacy of medication or increase its toxicity.
Although many of these interactions are mild, it is always best to discuss using CBD alongside over-the-counter, herbal, recreational, or prescription drugs with your doctor or pharmacist.
The FDA has currently only approved one CBD product. Although different CBD products are widely available, they haven’t been subjected to comprehensive FDA evaluation to determine their efficacy and ideal dosages. CBD products should never be taken in lieu of visiting a healthcare professional. It is important for people to discuss any concerns and explore the best treatment options available with their doctor.
As with all new products where scientific studies are limited, you are likely to find more compelling anecdotal evidence supporting the benefits of CBD oil than you are to find peer-reviewed research with solid claims. As always, it’s important to do what’s right for you, your health, and your well-being.