CBD and Side Effects
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other CBD products have become increasingly popular with consumers looking for an alternative treatment for a range of ailments, conditions, and diseases.
Although there are more than 100 cannabinoids and derivations of CBD, the two most studied cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD. THC is a psychoactive compound that is responsible for most of the psychological effects and the high that people often associate with marijuana. CBD is not psychoactive in the same way. When looking through the thousands of scientific articles referencing CBD, it’s very difficult to find any evidence of dangerous side effects or contraindications. Not only CBD cannot cause any damage to the human brain, it actually has been demonstrated to be a neuroprotective antioxidant. Even the World Health Organization in 2017 declared CBD to be non-toxic, safe and poses no risk of addiction. However, although CBD has been found to be safe, as with many things that we consume, there are potential side-effects.
Fortunately, there are just a few unwanted or adverse side reactions from the consumption of CBD. CBD products are generally safe to consume, especially high-quality Qualis-Est products, and the vast majority of individuals can ingest CBD oil without experiencing any unpleasant side effects. The same low risk of unwanted symptoms applies when CBD is taken by mouth or sprayed under the tongue. When it comes to side effects of oral CBD consumption, they might include lightheadedness, dry mouth, and drowsiness. Dry mouth is a result of CBD’s interaction with the CB receptors in the mouth known as submandibular glands, which reduces saliva production. Staying hydrated is a good way to avoid this side effect.
In high doses, CBD is believed to affect blood pressure. Typically, it has been observed to lower blood pressure within a few minutes after entering the body. This can lead to a temporary light-headed feeling when standing too quickly. However, it potentially offers a novel treatment for hypertension, which is a growing medical problem in the western world. Even side effects can end up being more beneficial than any negatives they might pose.
All in all, CBD has proven to be very safe and effective, with few negative side effects. The benefits far outweigh the risks, and Qualis-Est CBD only provides you with the highest quality CBD, sourced from natural hemp plants and designed by our scientists to provide multiple health benefits with no side effects. Our CBD is side-effect safe, so check out our products today to get started on your CBD journey.