Does CBD oil Offers any Side Effects?

Leah Murphy

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What Are the Side Effects?

That's how CBD oil might help. But can it hurt? Usually, no. It is generally not habit-forming, and most side effects are minor.


According to a report by the World Health Organization, "CBD appears to have little effect on conditioned place preference or intracranial self-stimulation… [It] exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential."


"To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."


In other words, there is no evidence at the moment that CBD oil tends to be either physically or psychologically habit forming.
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Dangerous Side Effects of CBD Oil

There are some known real risks to CBD oil, however. Be absolutely certain to consult a doctor before using CBD oil if any of the below apply to you.


It can lower your blood pressure and interact with medication.


Mostly, CBD oil is benign. Its side effects might leave you feeling unwell for a little while, but they will pass. But this is a medication, even if it is marketed carelessly, and that means it can have a powerful effect on your body.


CBD oil can act as a blood thinner and in doing so it can lower your blood pressure. For someone who has issues with blood pressure this can pose very real risks.


It can also interact with medications through "the exact same mechanism that grapefruit juice does," according to an article on the Harvard health blog. While rarely a significant concern, on certain medications these interactions can be harmful or even deadly, according to the FDA. If you have blood pressure issues, are taking prescription drugs or have ever been warned about ingesting fruit juice, citrus or fermented products, consult your doctor before touching CBD oil.


It can make Parkinson's disease worse.


Some research indicates that CBD oil can exacerbate the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. This research is ongoing, but patients should avoid the product until more definitive results come out.

Mild Side Effects of CBD Oil

Most of the side effects of CBD oil are moderate. Unless you fall into one of the specific categories above, the odds are that this is a generally benign product with limited negative consequences, according to one research paper. Most of those include:

It can cause nausea and general sickness.

Nausea and gastrointestinal issues are a pretty common side effect of CBD oil. This can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and other symptoms associated with a digestive problem (think how you would feel after eating something that disagreed with you). In part, some people simply don't digest CBD oil well. This is not uncommon with oils and supplements.


However, this is also often caused by the fact that this is an unregulated supplement. There are no standards for dosage and safe measurement, so it's quite possible that you could get an amount far in excess of what your body can handle. At this point, your body will simply flush it out. Unpleasantly.


It can cause drowsiness and light-headedness.


This side effect should come as no surprise. Doctors have long looked at cannabis as a treatment for sleep disorders, and CBD oil is no exception. Putting you to sleep is a feature, not a bug. Just don't be surprised if your CBD latte doesn't pack the caffeine punch you expected.


It can cause loss of appetite and dry mouth.


Ironically, perhaps, for a cannabis product, CBD oil has been linked to loss of appetite in some people. Along with dry mouth, it can simply leave you feeling unpleasant after ingesting. As with most other side effects, this will pass in time.