CBD has really taken the world by storm in 2019. In fact, in April 2019 there were 6.4 million CBD Google searches, which increased 160.4% in 2018 compared to 2017. This rise in searches just shows how people’s interest has peaked.
The cannabinoid has also been sold in high street stores, such as Holland and Barrett as well as specialist retailers, including CBDStar. More people are finding relief from CBD and are becoming activists for the non-psychoactive cannabinoid.
While CBD might seem like a new thing, it isn’t. The use of it stretches back thousands of years. In more recent history, Queen Victoria was said to use it for period pain. However, recently it has hit the mainstream and more people are seeing the benefits of using it for conditions such as anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, epilepsy, pain, inflammation, menopause symptoms and more.
So what are the side-effects of CBD oil?
With everything, even a cup of coffee, there can be side effects. No doubt you’ve been wondering, what are the negative side effects of CBD, before you decide to take it. In our experience, none of the side effects are too sinister. Here’s what we have found:
- Upset stomach if not taken with food
- Nausea if not taken with food
However, all of these negative side effects of CBD depend on the dose, the potency, and the person.
Everyone will have a different tolerance to CBD. You might find that you are super sensitive and only need a low potency of say, 100-200mg. Or, you might find that in order to get the relief you need a higher potency of 1000-2000mg of CBD.
We always suggest that to avoid the negative side effects of CBD that you start off with a very low dose and work your way up as you see fit. If you take too much CBD you may also experience the side effects.
Another point to consider is the way in which you take CBD. Some people may not enjoy the taste of certain oils (they don’t all taste the same) and this could lead to some nausea.
Vaping CBD vape oil UK users seem to have really got behind. is a popular way to enjoy the cannabinoid as it is most bioavailable, meaning it enters your bloodstream faster than any other way. However, for some, vaping might not suit. Possible negative side effects of vaping may include a dry mouth and throat, headache and nausea. However, this isn’t the case for everyone.
Have you ever taken vitamins on an empty stomach and felt queasy? It’s a similar feeling if you take CBD capsules without eating anything all day. Make sure you time your capsule to a snack or meal.
Tips to avoid any negative side effects of CBD
- Check you are taking the correct dose
- Increase potency over time
- Choose a method that suits you
- Make sure you have some food in your belly