The human body was designed to work with cannabinoids like CBD so there are very few negative side effects that have been reported by someone taking CBD. Everyone’s body chemistry is a little different and on a rare occasion, some people’s bodies just don’t like cannabis. Very rare but it does happen. It could be the taste or the oil it comes in, but occasionally someone will report an upset tummy. This is a far cry from the warnings we get from pharmaceuticals. I’ve made a very comprehensive list of the 8 most common side effects that may happen from taking CBD.
Here are the most common side effects of taking a quality CBD product such as CBD Oil or Whole Plant Hemp Oil:
- Feel Great
- Sleep like a rock
- Got a little pep in your step
- Much better mood
- Not as stressed
- Don’t hurt as much
- Little more limber
- You all of a sudden like doing jumping jacks 🙂
I know what you’re about to say… “Those aren’t side effects!” Are you surprised? The truth is there are a few rare times that some minor negative side effects can happen which usually involve a third component, not just CBD and your body. More importantly, there are times that it’s not good to take CBD. I will get to this in a few moments.
First, let’s take a moment to reprogram the way we think by acknowledging not all side effects are bad. Why should they be?
Unfortunately, we’ve been programmed by the pharmaceutical companies to expect it.
“If it works, there’s always something very bad that can happen”, right?”
Ask yourself, do pharmaceutical television commercials even phase you anymore? They are all the same. A fun and distracting lifestyle video appears on the screen like cheerleaders, or a family picnic, or my favorite a marching band. There’s always upbeat happy music playing in the background. Then, you hear this fast, steady-paced, monotone voiceover,
“Side effects may include drowsiness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, seizures, bleeding from the eyes, paralysis, death, and if you maintain an erecting for more than 4 hours, call your doctor immediately.”
What! Are you kidding me? And most people, including myself that weigh the risk verse reward, still take the medications (as we should, when prescribed by a physician).
To be clear, I DO NOT WANT YOU TO STOP TAKING YOUR PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS! I’m just pointing out that you’ll never hear a commercial like that about CBD or Hemp because the human body is cannabinoid friendly.
The amazing thing about phytocannabinoids (“plant” cannabinoids), such as CBD, is that our body is already setup to work with them. In fact, your body already produces its own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are part of your body’s endocannabinoid system, which consists of a series of endocannabinoid receptors. Both phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids work with these receptors and perform a myriad of selective functions to help get your body back to homeostasis.
The human body and CBD is a match made in heaven. You’ve had cannabinoids in your body since the day you were born. Now, you are just adding some new ones that come from plants and you’ll be surprised how many amazing, happy, uplifting side effects you’ll have.
When you should not take CBD?
There are a few times you should not take CBD or any Hemp Product. The two most common are when it may interact with any medication your taking and when you need the inflammation for healing such as after surgery.
First, always consult your physician or doctor if you are on any medications, over the counter or prescribed. It’s few and far between but CBD can increase or decrease the potency of certain medications based on studies done during the clinical trials of EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol), a prescription seizure medication that uses CBD as a main ingredient. So it you’re concerned with CBD interacting with your current medications, always speak to your doctor first.
One of the benefits most people get from taking hemp and CBD are the anti-inflammatory effects. But not all inflammation is bad. It’s actually there to try to help heal something usually and there are some times that it’s not good to fight it. A good example of this is immediately after a surgery. This is another example of when you should not take CBD because it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
If you have more questions about prescription drug interactions, please visit the Realm of Caring website.
Thanks for Reading!