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CBD side effects you need to know before using it

If you are new and still surveying on CBD and want to figure it some of the potential side effects you need to know before using it.

For a lot of us, it would seem that CBD just comes out in thin air. However, for people who are in the medicinal field, this is no surprise and would come common to them. In just a short time span, this little molecule (cannabinoid) found in cannabis has moved its fame to nothing into an almost cure-all known to many.

From homes to hospitals to streets, CBD has made everyone talk about it. Leaving a lot of minds confused and questioning its effectiveness and side effects. Although CBD might be new to a lot of people, this doesn’t change the fact that it was already being studied as early as the 1970s, alongside its other cannabinoid, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

What is CBD?

CBD is a short-term used in the word Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is an extract found in Cannabis Sativa plants or what is commonly known as Marijuana. CBD is one of the many cannabinoids that can be extracted in Marijuana. Unlike its infamous cousin, THC, it is not psychoactive. Which means that it does not bring harm to someone’s mental stability.

Benefits of CBD

According to K. Myers, an expert in this field, said that “the use of cannabinoid oil may be exactly what some people need..” You can also read his latest blog here. 

There are a lot of benefits you can get when using CBD. Listed below are just some of them.

  1. Pain reliever
  2. Could reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
  3. Alleviate cancer-related symptoms
  4. Answer to weight loss
  5. Provides Neuroprotective properties
  6. Benefit the heart health

Side Effects of Using CBD

Though CBD is generally considered as a safe drug, some people may have different effects depending on their lifestyle and what drug they intake. Enlighten yourself by reading this infographic.

CBD side effects you need to know before using it
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Side effects based on high-dose clinical trials

For the time being, there is still no evidence that can favor or oppose CBD. However, from results from research conducted, no severe side effects have been recorded.

The most comprehensive results that are available in the market right now are the FDA-approved CBD drug, which is named Epidiolex. In clinical trials about Epidiolex, patients ages 2-18 took the drug and were being studied. The side effects they encounter were listed below:

  • Tiredness
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Gastrointestinal problem

These side effects were the result of the patients who were not following the exact dosage and schedule of using the Epidiolex. The side effects happened in the very first week but were effectively countered via proper dosage and control of the use of Epidiolex. 

If you are new and still surveying on CBD and want to figure it all out before using, you can consult a doctor and ask for their prescriptions as they are the experts and know which is best for you.

Side effects from low-quality CBD products

If the first advice given to you is to go to a medical expert and ask for prescriptions, normally the clinic would recommend products that are high-quality and already been tested. This way, the right process will be done to ensure your safety. 

In terms of qualities, high and low quality brings a lot of difference. Though high-quality products may bring sufficient effects, low-quality products bring a lot of unknown side effects. These side effects may cover from a normal headache to severe discomforts, or worst, death.

The products of low-quality may have dangerous ingredients mixed within them that may harm consumers. Some of the ingredients that were found are listed as follows:

  1. Bacteria
  2. High level of THC
  3. Pesticides
  4. Synthetic cannabinoids

If you did not know, these ingredients are considered bad and dangerous to human health when taken inside the body. There are even cases where “CBD-based” products claim to have CBD in them but turn out to be a normal medication without a trace of a single CBD in them.

The best ways to avoid risks like these and prevent any further complications, it is best to have a background check on the products that you are planning to buy. There are a lot of websites that give feedback on them. Looking for possible reviews/feedback on the product may give you an eye-opener on the things you didn’t know. And maybe by looking at the articles, you’ll learn a thing or two. 

If deciding on which products to use is a huge drag on you, then worry not. You can check Thehempire. We offer a bunch of information that solely focuses on CBD-based products that would be of great help to get you started on your way to being healthy. The products showed there have their own reviews and feedback on them. Be assured that what we do is not biased and all legit.

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Keith J. Myers

Keith J. Myers is the Founder & Editor in Chief of the Hempire. He has overseen and directed the editorial growth and skill of this website since 2012. Before creating the Hempire, Keith was a writer and editor who covered topics in CBD, health, science, and wellness. His personal commitment to helping people naturally and safely improve their health has driven the Hempire to commit to quality and consumer transparency.

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