It’s no secret we’re fans of CBD around here. CBD has anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-psychotic, anti-nausea, anti-oxidative, and anti-rheumatoid arthritic properties.
But there’s a lot of hesitation around CBD. Many of the myths surrounding CBD simply aren’t true. But there CAN be side effects. So let’s talk about it.
CBD Side Effects
CBD is generally well-tolerated, which means most people can use CBD without significant adverse side effects.
Common side effects of CBD include dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness, and fatigue.
If you’ve never tried CBD before, we recommend starting with a low dose and working your way up. We also recommend trying CBD at different times of day to see how you best respond. For example, if CBD makes you sleepy, you may have a better experience if you use it before bed.
The Grapefruit Effect
CBD also has a blood-thinning effect. If you’re on any type of blood thinner, CBD is similar to the grapefruit effect. If your doctor has suggested you avoid grapefruit juice because of a particular medication you’re on, CBD may not be the right choice for you.
Is Your CBD Really CBD?
One last thing… Not all “CBD” is actually CBD. Because there’s no FDA regulation around CBD products, many companies trying to make a quick buck will advertise a “CBD” product that doesn’t actually contain CBD. If you’re getting sick from a cheap CBD product, it’s possible you may not be using CBD at all.
Every product in our shop is vetted by our CBD Science team. We only sell products we use ourselves. Whether you buy from us or someone else, please verify that you’re purchasing actual CBD.
Always discuss your CBD use with your doctor. You are an important part of your care team and know your body best. While we offer general information about CBD, it’s important to remember that everyone can have a different experience. Make sure you take YOUR whole story into consideration before trying CBD.