Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound in the plant of Cannabis that contains medicinal uses but without the euphoric feeling associated with THC.
It is widely used in wellness products, skincare, and the like. However, have you thought if CBD has toxic effects? This article will give you an overview which might come in handy.
How Much CBD Should We Intake?
Trusted Source conducted research last 2017, and they found out that humans can only safely tolerate 1,500 mg of CBD daily. Note that a usual 1-ounce bottle of CBD oil has 300 to 1,500 mg; thus, a 1-ounce bottle is enough.
Remember that CBD is still in the early stages of research. It is a good idea to talk with a healthcare professional to determine the recommended dose for your needs and know if it might interact with any medications or supplements you are currently taking.
Possible Negative Side Effects
Some of the adverse side effects of CBD include but may not be limited to drowsiness, vomiting, and diarrhea. CBD may also interfere with other medications that you are taking. It is best to avoid drugs with a grapefruit warning since CBD and grapefruit may cause interactions.
A 2020 case study by Trusted Source involved a 56-year-old man who ingested two packages of CBD gummies with a total of 370 mg of CBD to alleviate his back pain. He assumed it was safe based on the package that suggested a 30 mg serving size but did not warn. He began vomiting and experiencing slurred speech, so his co-workers immediately called an ambulance to bring him to the hospital. Fortunately, he fully recovered the next day.
Additionally, a 2019 incident report involved a child who took CBD early in the day and was found unresponsive later. Sadly, the child’s condition deteriorated, and he/she was intubated to regulate the poor kid’s breathing. The child was then stable after two days and was discharged from the hospital after three days.
It is still unclear what caused the reactions to the two incidents above. Hence, further research is still warranted.
Indeed, CBD has many health benefits and practical uses but remember that it is not undoubtedly risk-free. It is wise to consult a licensed physician before using any products. Lastly, if you know someone or ingest a large amount of CBD and start to have trouble breathing or staying conscious, please seek immediate medical assistance.