Can You Overdose on CBD?
With more people using CBD for its laundry list of health and wellness benefits, it is important to be clear on the effects it can have, both positive and negative. It is important to note that while there is not enough THC to get you high in even full-spectrum CBD products, you can possibly take too much.
So, what happens if you take too much CBD?
According to research, if you consume too much CBD, you may experience negative side effects such as:
How much is too much CBD?
According to studies, people can consume between 20 and 1,500 mg per day. That seems like a wide gap, but dosing depends on a lot of factors. For instance, how much CBD you can handle versus what your husband or wife can take without feeling negative effects will be different. So, as with anything, it is important to figure out what dosage is best for you specifically.
It has been reported that you must ingest 20,000 mg all at once (or within a short period of time) for it to be toxic to your body, but you can still experience negative side effects with less depending on your body. It is also important to keep in mind that even though it may not be toxic to your body if you take a ton CBD, it can still make you feel super drowsy and funky.
If you purchase CBD gummies and you have children, it is important to keep them out of reach. If children eat a bunch of CBD gummies, thinking they are candy, they can suffer breathing problems.
CBD may interact with certain medications
CBD has been known to interact with certain medications, so it is important to ask your doctor before using CBD if you are taking a prescription medication. A good rule of thumb is to stay clear of consuming CBD if you are taking a medication that has a grapefruit warning. CBD and grapefruit may cause interactions with the same medications.
Some of the more common medications that may interact with grapefruit juice include:
- Statin cholesterol drugs including atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin and simvastatin (Zocor)
- Calcium channel blockers
- Loratadine (Claritin)
To be sure, ask your doctor before taking any additional supplements.
So the big question…is CBD safe to take?
Yes. It is safe to take and is known for its health and wellness benefits. While there doesn’t appear to be a high risk for overdose, if you take too much for your body, it may still cause you to be super tired, feel weird and experience stomach issues. So, if you are new to using CBD, start slow and see what you can handle comfortably.
It is also important to keep in mind that when you are purchasing CBD products you should investigate the company you are getting them from to make sure you are getting high quality CBD. Make sure they have third party lab test results available to ensure the CBD is free from pesticides and dangerous chemicals.
If you want more information about CBD, contact The Farmula today. Our friendly and highly professional staff is here to answer all your questions.