Using CBD oil or any hemp-derived product can be a tricky business. It’s not always so easy to know how you’re going to react to it. What’s more, it’s not always so easy to get the most optimal reaction from it. Like any medication, it’s not really a one-size-fits-all kinda deal, with CBD you need to experiment all the while not pushing it too far to the detriment of your health.
Ask any nutritionist worth their salt and they will tell you that it’s not simply a matter of prescribing a template to every person and hoping for the best. Each person is influenced differently by the things they allow into their system. CBD isn’t any different.
CBD has been used by many as a dietary supplement for a while now. In fact, many people claim to be getting a lot of benefits from it. More research needs to be done but it’s been claimed to help with inflammation, reduce stress and anxiety, and even linked to the alleviation of chronic digestive illness.
This is because of the endocannabinoid system within our bodies. This is a biological network of receptors that react when CBD is introduced into the body to produce a plethora of positive effects.
But with all that being said, is there a danger CBD could affect you badly?
While the research around CBD is ongoing and constantly being added to we’ve discovered a lot so far. What has been found in terms of side effects though should be more than a little comforting for those who have their reservations about it. If handled correctly they’re not very serious and can be dealt with easily.
CBD is rich in omega 3 and omega 6 which are classified as polyunsaturated fatty acids. While these are often taken to be a good thing, they can be slightly detrimental when taken in large quantities. Too much of these polyunsaturated fatty acids leads to cardiac dysfunction and susceptibility to bacterial infections.
How to Avoid: Only take suggested serving sizes of your CBD or hemp oil.
If your CBD or hemp oil is heated above 121 degrees Fahrenheit, you may face a danger of producing harmful peroxides from the polyunsaturated fats. This can create stress and damage to your skin cells and various other organs.
How to Avoid: Store your CBD in a cool, dry location and use it as a supplement only in warm or cold dishes.
Bit of an icky one, but CBD, when used in excess, has caused a softening of the stool which if prolonged can lead to diarrhoea and stomach cramps.
How to Avoid: If you think you’re susceptible to bowel movement problems cease taking CBD and consult a doctor.
If you know anything about CBD you know that it is not psychoactive, unlike THC. For 99.999999% of people, there is simply no danger of ever experiencing anything resembling a “high” while using CBD. But for the very few some people may get high off of the otherwise negligible amounts of THC. This can lead to hallucinations and anxiety.
How to Avoid: Stop using CBD immediately and consult a doctor before continuing your use.
And the last possible side effect has to do with blood clotting. CBD may end up affecting anticoagulants and blood platelets in their production or their function. These blood platelets play a vital role in the process of blood clotting.
How to Avoid: People with any blood clotting deficiencies should only use CBD after consulting with a doctor.