A recent study out of Brazil sought to discover the adverse side effects of cannabidiol (CBD).
What is CBD?
CBD is a non-toxic, non-psychoactive, perfectly safe cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis plants. What most people fear in marijuana comes from the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets you high. CBD won’t get you high. It’s chemical structure is such that it’s virtually impossible for you to get high while using pure CBD.
As a side note here: if you’re using CBD and are experiencing a “high”, please stop using that particular CBD. It’s not actually CBD.
CBD is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. It strengthens the endocannabinoid system within us without overwhelming it.
CBD is relatively new to research studies, but the information coming from researchers around the world is remarkable.
Does CBD have side effects?
You’ve probably heard horror stories about side effects of marijuana use. Researchers in Brazil set out to determine what side effects were actually occurring with CBD use.
Researchers discovered that most CBD side effects are mild to moderate, and that severe adverse effects of CBD are rare.
What makes CBD side effects worse?
If you’re taking valproate or clobazam, you are more likely to experience moderate to severe side effects with CBD. Be sure to talk with your doctor about your needs.
Additionally, epiletic persons should be closely monitored while taking CBD.
So should I just not use CBD?
Not necessarily. The researchers discovered that while adverse side effects are more likely to occur with valproate or clobazam, the chances of ASE are still incredibly low.
Always consult with your doctor
If you are taking any type of medication and want to try CBD for other issues, just be sure to check in with your doctor. CBD is natural and safe, but can still interfere with certain medications.
And if you start to experience adverse side effects, stop the CBD first.