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Ever wonder about the side effects of using CBD oil? Are there short-term or long-term side effects? These are outstanding questions, and you should be asking these about anything you are using consistently.
In today’s article, we’re going to talk about the side effects of CBD, and if you should be concerned, or not.
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What Are the Side Effects of CBD?
You might be relieved to know that the side effects of CBD, or cannabidiol, are extremely mild when compared to other supplements or compounds you might use to help get relief.
According to the Mayo Clinic, CBD can possibly cause side effects similar to:
- dry mouth
- reduced appetite
- drowsiness and fatigue
While these side effects are mild, they are normally caused by taking too much CBD. It’s tough to know how much CBD to take because it isn’t an approved dietary supplement by the Food and Drug Administration – yet.
Normally, people start with an amount that is recommended on the product label they get and go from there. CBD can last quite a while if you just follow this recommendation.
The problem is, this recommendation is sometimes too much. Always start with as little CBD as possible to see results, and only work your way up if you need more to get relief.
Are There Side Effects of CBD Cream?
CBD cream is a topical form of cannabidiol that is applied to the skin. Normally, people will apply it over the area that needs relief. For example, if you suffer from arthritis, people will rub some CBD balm over their joints that are causing them pain.
Again, the issue is, there is no standard in topical CBD dosing. You should, however, take the same approach as oral CBD oil: apply as little as possible to see results.
The side effects from topical CBD are no different from what we mentioned earlier, however, it is far more difficult to take too much CBD via topical products. Your skin can only absorb so much CBD at once, whereas, you can swallow far more.
Regardless, the side effects are still mild – if you even see any at all.
Side Effects of CBD Oil
CBD oil is just another form of CBD. The chemical structure is no different, at all. This means the same side effects would apply.
In this case, though, it might be easier to accidentally take more CBD oil drops than it would to take too much topical CBD.
Like normal, consume only as much as you need to get relief. The recommended serving of oral CBD is roughly .25mg of CBD per pound of body weight.
Side Effects of CBD in Dogs
Looking to use some CBD for your furry friends? Want to know something interesting?
According to an article out of Frontiers in Veterinary Science, CBD is extremely safe for dogs. In a study that was referenced on CBD and dogs, researchers concluded, “there appear to be no observed side effects of the treatment.”
The main side effect you might run into after giving CBD products to your dogs is an upset stomach or diarrhea. This is probably more related to the dog treat that the CBD was infused into, rather than the CBD itself.
While side effects from CBD use are possible, they are extremely mild compared to other supplements.
Side effects are also normally experienced after taking too much CBD oil, so try not to overdo it. If you found this article interesting, please be sure to check out our CBD education page for more quality information on CBD.