People often feel hesitant when they hear that CBD products are related to marijuana. They tend to overlook its healing power. In recent years, much research has been focused on the therapeutic use of CBD and other marijuana products.
So just how safe is it?
Is Cannabidiol Harmful?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is extracted from the same type of plant that produces THC. They are both from the Cannabis sativa plant. The difference is that CBD comes from the hemp variety and THC comes from the marijuana variety. It is commonly used for conditions such as acne, psoriasis, anxiety, stress, seizures, and pain.
The hemp plant produces only trace amounts of THC, so you needn’t worry about the psychoactive effects when utilizing CBD products. In studies done thus far, negative side effects have not been reported.
Is Overdose Possible?
An overdose is possible with just about anything. It’s even possible to overdose on things like cinnamon and nutmeg! It is a matter of using common sense and keeping track of exactly how much you are using.
For cannabidiol, research has yet to reveal precise information about what amount might overload the system. It is, of course, going to depend on things like weight and tolerance levels. Pay attention to your body before and after the use of CBD products. If you notice any alarming symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, heart palpitations, seizures, etc., something may be wrong.
If you have questions or concerns about how much CBD you should be using or you are not experiencing the results you desired, consult your healthcare provider right away. Sometimes the effects of cannabidiol work best when combined with other means of treatment such as physical therapy, exercise, or anti-inflammatory eating.