When first considering CBD as a supplement, many people believe that CBD may have less than desirable side effects. One assumption is that CBD will offer the same ‘high’ or lethargic effect as marijuana. Another assumption is that it is addictive. Both of these assumptions are 100% untrue.
For the average healthy individual, there are no negative side effects of taking CBD as part of your wellness routine. However it is imperative to take an appropriate dose. Typically, it is recommend for those new to CBD to start at a low dosage, and work their way up as they see how the product works for them.
CBD and the World Health Organization
The World Health Organization has concluded that CBD does not cause overdose or addiction and that it is safe and non-habit forming. That said, finding the right dose that works for you is key to a positive experience. You can’t really overdose on CBD , but taking too much at once might result in side effects including upset stomach or feeling extra sleepy.
Overall, CBD is a great supplement to add to your wellness routine and people report improvement in common conditions like sleeplessness, feelings of anxiousness and pain. As such, CBD can be a great, side effect-free supplement take daily.
However, there are certain segments of the population that should not take CBD.
1. People on daily medication for seizures or high blood pressure
Confirm with your doctor that CBD (or any supplement) is right for you and safe to take along with your daily medication. While it is very uncommon or unusual for CBD to cause an adverse affect when taken alongside other medication, some people do have a very personalized response especially when taking other, strong medication so it’s best to check with your doctor.
2. Women who are breast-feeding or pregnant
Comprehensive research on healthy pregnant women and CBD does not currently exist. It is not advisable to use CBD during these life moments. As research in this space grows, we will continue to learn more and assess.