An Osteopath’s Thoughts On CBD Oil For Gut Health
CBD oil, otherwise known as Cannabis oil (with the technical name of cannabidiol) is an extract of the cannabis plant.
It is a very popular food supplement that has become available across the world in the last three or four years. In the UK it is now widely available and there are many people using it.
Here at CBD One we became aware that there are many very low-grade poor quality CBD oils out there so we decided to set up a business that would be able to locate the finest CBD manufactured in the world and offer people support and advice when buying it.
To my knowledge, we are still the only CBD company in Great Britain that is run and owned by a health professional.
I get lots of people asking me about CBD and gut health, and since this is a very common area where people have problems, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at how it may or may not be of use.
What Affects Our Gut Health?
There are a myriad of factors involved in good health and your gut has a profound influence on your entire state of health, from your immune system to your mental well-being.
It is a critical factor, so looking after digestive function is very important.
When thinking about your digestive system it is important to be aware that it can be very easily upset.
Modern life, high stress and modern pharmaceutical preparations such as antibiotics can cause chaos in your digestive system, as can refined and processed foods that come with high calorie counts but very little nutritional worth.
So when we address the issue of CBD being good for your gut we have to address the whole issue from all angles.
If we think about stress and our digestive system it is a simple survival mechanism that can upset your gut.
When we are under stress our body goes into survival mode, this is very primitive and perceives any stress as a threat to our life, so our body prepares us to attack the threat or run away from the threat.
In other words, it is preparing us for physical activity.
Unfortunately, in modern life, our stresses don’t tend to need us to attack them or run away. Bills landing on our doorstep, threats of losing our job or fear of invisible viruses, all these things cause the same stress response in our body.
It prepares us to attack or run by shunting blood to our muscles to make us active and to our brain to make us alert but that blood must come from somewhere and it comes from, in the main, our digestive system.
So, in a nutshell, our digestive system under high stress effectively shuts down to move blood to where it is needed to fight or flight.
If we do something physical, such as attack or run away or the more appropriate modern response of doing exercise, this helps to dissipate the stress hormones that are alerting us to the fight or flight response.
As hormones are dissipated our body returns to equilibrium and our digestion works again.
Unfortunately for many of us we do not attack or run or do exercise because we have created a modern world that is very sedentary, so under high stress we sit and we take it and we start to develop gut problems because it has shutdown from chronic stress.
This is the classic type of problem that causes irritable bowel syndrome or IBS.
This prolonged, steady stress that we are not reacting to with a healthy response can cause bizarre symptoms and IBS is one of those. Therefore, the number one thing to do if you know you are under stress is to exercise. In addition you can calm stress with breathing exercises and meditation so I strongly recommend you do that.
When our gut functions properly our mental health will be more settled and our immune system will also work more effectively.
We now know there are more emotional neurones in our digestive system than there are in our brain, hence the term gut instinct or gut feeling.
I am sure many of you have experienced during a period of worry or shock that you get stomach cramps or digestive pains just below the rib cage. This is merely our body reflecting our anxieties and fears.
Other important aspects of gut health are to regularly eat fermented foods and take a good quality probiotic and prebiotic.
Modern life is quite sterile and we over clean everything and (especially now with the media’s obsession with COVID scaremongering) live in fear of bacteria and germs when we should embrace them.
We do not know how much bacteria is on and in the human body, in fact, there is so much we cannot count it and yet we think bacteria are our enemies!
When everything is in balance bacteria, without a doubt, are our friends, in fact, they are the essence of life. Fearing the very essence of life is insane. I recommend people not to use antibacterial spray since this is an antibiotic in your home, just use soap and water for cleaning things.
I would also suggest eating fermented foods. You can make these yourself or you can buy them from good health shops. Commonly available ones are sauerkraut and kimchi. They help to put back all the healthy bacteria in your gut.
There are lots of reasons why the bacteria in your gut go out of balance and so constantly putting good bacteria back in will help your digestive system function well.
Can You Use CBD Oil For Gut Health?
One of the first things we need to point out when talking about CBD oil’s qualities is that we’re not able to make any health claims, and any CBD company doing so is not acting with integrity or honesty.
What we can say is that the cannabis plant has been shown to have an abundance of healthy compounds, so it’s easy to see why many people use it when trying to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Although CBD oil has been deemed safe and non-toxic, it’s not something used “for” gut health.
Put simply, CBD is an incredibly healthy food supplement, so if you were dealing with any gut health issues I would say there is no harm taking it.
Does CBD Oil Have The Same Effect As Probiotics?
Probiotics and CBD oil are two very different products.
Probiotics are capsules or powders that have lots of good bacteria within them. You can drink them or swallow them and they help repopulate your digestive system with the right kind of bacteria.
CBD oil, on the other hand, is full of cannabinoids that work with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
This is a system of receptors which is in your central nervous system and peripheral nervous system, in many of your organs and in the digestive tract. There is potential for CBD to influence your digestive tract through the cannabinoid receptors that are inside your gut.
This means CBD and probiotics will have different effects and different benefits.
Is CBD Oil Hard On Your Stomach?
The wonderful thing about CBD is that it is very non-toxic and extremely safe so it will not cause you any harm. This is the most important aspect of deciding whether you want to use CBD or not.
If you look at many modern pharmaceutical preparations they come with a long list of potential side-effects. Fortunately this is not the case with CBD, so you have everything to gain by trying it and nothing to lose.
One small note of caution is that if you take too much CBD oil too quickly it may give you loose bowels. This is not because it’s causing you any harm but you’re just taking it too fast. The simple answer if this occurs is to lower your dose and allow your body to acclimatise to the CBD.
Is CBD Oil Good For Stomach Inflammation?
There are lots of interesting studies that can be looked up through search engines for scientific data, on sites like PubMed, and there is some research evidence to do with CBD helping to dampen down inflammation in your gut.
That research is one thing, but can we apply that to our CBD?
We simply cannot as this will have used pharmaceutical grade cannabidiol.
What we can say, however, is that CBD Oil is safe for human consumption, and will cause you no harm.
Can CBD Oil Help With IBS?
Having already talked about how stress affects your gut and can contribute to IBS, your focus should be on reducing your stress levels as much as possible.
One thing I can guarantee is that if your stress levels dampen down your IBS will not be as bad.
Do not forget that calming down stress involves a myriad of factors from good nutrition (including CBD), regular exercise, meditation and deep breathing, a calm environment that you work and live in and, of course, positive social relationships.
Can CBD Oil Help With Leaky Gut?
The number one cause of leaky gut in my opinion is poor nutrition. So step one is to look at what you are eating and make sure you remove processed foods.
I have seen talk of fast foods such as McDonald’s causing very rapid degeneration in your gut so please remove such trashy Frankenstein foods from your diet.
Make your food from scratch with whole foods that do not come with a list of ingredients. You must stop eating processed foods. To continue such unhealthy food consumption whilst looking for a magic pill or product to help you makes no sense.
Therefore, to deal with leaky gut, feed your body healthful nutrition. I would class CBD as part of that healthful nutrition.
Can CBD Oil Cause Diarrhoea?
If you take too much CBD too soon when you are not used to it, it may well cause loose bowels.
It certainly did with me when I took our strongest CBD oil, but it must be noted that I took a full dose of this product on day one, when I should perhaps have had one or two drops.
CBD can be potent stuff, but as long as you are sensible and are using it steadily and carefully this should not be a problem.
There are some people who like the effect of the loosening of their bowels because they suffer from constipation so it can be seen as a positive!
In the end, trying CBD comes with very low risk and, therefore, is worth trying.
If you have a sensitive stomach or particular digestive problems I would recommend you start with a low dose.
Maybe one drop twice a day of one of our CBD oils, either our Life Edition or Signature Blend Number One. Do not rush to make changes to your body by taking too much too soon and allow nature to take its course.
Some people see rapid change, some require 8 to 12 weeks to see a difference and, of course, there are a few for whom CBD appears to do nothing. I have yet to stumble across any product or therapy that works every time for every person.
If you have any questions about CBD and are not sure where to start look through our blog or go to our Info page and our health advice section where you can message me. I am here to help as a fully qualified osteopath with 15 years experience in natural health.
I am used to handing out advice and support for all kinds of people with all kinds of problems. Whilst we are forbidden from making medical claims around CBD because it is classed as a food supplement, as an osteopath I can give advice and support that is qualified.
Is cbd oil safe for your stomach
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that leads to repeated and severe bouts of vomiting. It is rare and only occurs in daily long-term users of marijuana (cannabis). Usually marijuana and other cannabinoids decrease nausea and vomiting, but in some high frequency long-term users, marijuana has the opposite effect.
Marijuana is the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant. Hashish is made from the concentrated resins of the Cannabis satvia’s female flower. Marijuana has several active substances. These include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and related chemicals. These bind to molecules found in the brain. That causes the drug “high” and other effects that users feel.
Your digestive tract also has a number of molecules that bind to THC and related substances. So marijuana also affects the digestive tract. For example, the drug can alter the time it takes the stomach to empty. It also affects the esophageal sphincter. That’s the tight band of muscle that opens and closes to let food from the esophagus into the stomach. Long-term marijuana use can change the way the affected molecules respond and lead to the symptoms of CHS.
Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the U.S. Young adults are the most frequent users. A small portion of these people develop CHS. It usually only happens in people who have regularly used marijuana for several years. Often CHS affects those who use the drug at least once a day.
What causes cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome?
Marijuana has very complex effects on the body. Experts are still trying to learn exactly how it causes CHS in some people.
In the brain, marijuana often has the opposite effect of CHS. It helps prevent nausea and vomiting. The drug is also good at stopping such symptoms in people having chemotherapy.
In the digestive tract, marijuana seems to have the opposite effect. It actually makes you more likely to have nausea and vomiting. With first use, the signals from the brain may be more important. That may lead to anti-nausea effects at first. But with repeated use of marijuana, certain receptors in the brain may stop responding to the drug in the same way. That may cause the repeated bouts of vomiting found in people with CHS.
It still isn’t clear why some heavy marijuana users get the syndrome. But others do not.
What are the symptoms of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome?
People with CHS suffer from repeated bouts of vomiting. In between these episodes are times without any symptoms. Healthcare providers usually divide these symptoms into 3 stages. They are the prodromal phase, the hyperemetic phase, and the recovery phase.
During the prodromal phase, the main symptoms are usually early morning nausea and belly (abdominal) pain. Some people also develop a fear of vomiting. Most people keep normal eating patterns during this time. Some people use more marijuana because they think it will help stop the nausea. This phase may last for months to years.
The hyperemetic phase is next. Symptoms during this time may include:
- Ongoing nausea
- Repeated episodes of vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased food intake and weight loss
- Symptoms of dehydration
During this phase, vomiting is often intense and overwhelming. Many people take a lot of hot showers during the day. They find that doing so eases their nausea. (That may be because of the effects of the hot temperature on a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. It has effects on both temperature regulation and vomiting.) People often first seek medical care during this phase.
The hyperemetic phase may continue until the person completely stops using marijuana. Then the recovery phrase starts. During this time, symptoms go away. Normal eating is possible again. This phase can last days to months. Symptoms usually come back if the person tries marijuana again.
How is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome diagnosed?
Many health problems can cause repeated vomiting. To make a diagnosis, your healthcare provider will ask you about your symptoms and your past health. He or she will also do a physical exam, including an exam of your abdomen.
Your healthcare provider may also need more tests to rule out other causes of the vomiting. That’s especially the case for ones that may signal a health emergency. Based on your other symptoms, these tests might include:
- Blood tests for anemia and infection
- Tests for electrolytes
- Tests for pancreas and liver enzymes, to check these organs
- Pregnancy test
- Urine analysis, to test for infection or other urinary causes
- Drug screen, to test for drug-related causes of vomiting
- X-rays of the abdomen, to check for conditions like blockage
- Upper endoscopy, to view the stomach and esophagus for possible causes of vomiting
- Head CT scan, if a nervous system cause of vomiting seems likely
- Abdominal CT scan, to check for health problems that might need surgery
CHS was only recently discovered. So some healthcare providers may not know about it. As a result, they may fail to spot it for many years. They often confuse CHS with cyclical vomiting disorder. It’s a health problem that causes similar symptoms. A gastroenterologist might make the diagnosis.
How is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome treated?
If you have had severe vomiting, you might need to stay in the hospital for a short time. During the hyperemesis phase, you might need these treatments:
- Fluid replacement for dehydration, given through an IV
- Medicines to help decrease vomiting
- Pain medicine
- Proton-pump inhibitors, to treat stomach inflammation
- Frequent hot showers
Symptoms often ease after a day or two unless marijuana is used before this time.
To fully recover, you need to stop using marijuana all together. Some people may get help from drug rehabilitation programs to help them quit. Cognitive behavioral therapy or family therapy can also help. If you stop using marijuana, your symptoms should not come back.
What are the complications of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome?
Very severe, prolonged vomiting may lead to dehydration. It may also lead to electrolyte problems in your blood. If untreated, these can cause rare complications such as:
- Brain swelling (cerebral edema)
- Muscle spasms or weakness
- Kidney failure
- Heart rhythm abnormalities
Your healthcare team will quickly work to fix any dehydration or electrolyte problems. Doing so can help prevent these problems.
What can I do to prevent cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome?
You can prevent CHS by not using marijuana in any form. You may be reluctant to believe that marijuana might be the underlying cause of your symptoms. That may be because you have used it for many years without having any problems. The syndrome may take several years to develop. The drug may help prevent nausea in new users who don’t use it often. But people with CHS need to completely quit using it. If they don’t, their symptoms will likely come back.
What Are The Side Effects Of CBD Oil? Is CBD Safe?
Even here at Ministry of Hemp, we’ve focused a lot on exploring the benefits of CBD oil and the endocannabinoid system over the past few months. Yet, so much has been written about how CBD is helping people that we wanted to take a look at its potential drawbacks too.
To create this article, we looked at both scientific research and anecdotal reports from CBD users. You can’t overdose on CBD and, from our in-depth research, the side effects of CBD oil are usually minor, and, for most people, the benefits far outweigh the rare reports of discomfort.
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Overall, our research suggests that, just as with any health supplement, the quality and source of your CBD oil can make a big difference when it comes to side effects. In fact, many unpleasant experiences from CBD reported by consumers could be due to impurities or poor quality CBD oil, as we’ll discuss later in this article.
If you feel unpleasant effects from any supplement, it’s better to take a break and, when in doubt, consult your doctor. Keep reading to learn more about the safety of CBD, and read about some common side effects and potential drug interactions.
Is CBD safe? The World Health Organization Says Yes
It’s worth noting that even psychoactive cannabis — what’s often called “marijuana” — is also considered to be extremely safe, contrary to what the government wants us to believe.
It’s so safe that it’s basically impossible for an adult human to ingest a fatal dose, although they can certainly make themselves feel very sick from eating or smoking too much. There’s every reason to believe that CBD extracts from hemp plants are as safe, or even safer, than psychoactive strains of cannabis.
In 2017, the World Health Organization declared CBD to be safe.
In 2017, the World Health Organization ruled that CBD is safe with no potential for abuse. Since that time, various global and national authorities have come to support the use of CBD. For example, while some athletes are still banned from using CBD, depending on the sport, the World Anti-Doping Authority removed CBD from its list of banned substances that same year, and the USADA followed suit in 2018.
It’s worth noting that the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD, though they do issue warnings to companies that blatantly break the law. Typically, these companies made outlandish claims about the supplement’s abilities. In late 2019, the FDA issued some guidance, including safety concerns about CBD. According to the FDA, more research is needed to definitively prove that CBD is safe. But it’s worth noting the findings of global authorities like the WHO, and the safe results found in the studies we outline below.
CBD oil studies find few side effects
Although the medical research is still in its preliminary stages, scientists have devoted considerable effort to proving that CBD oil is safe for human consumption.
A study published in 1986 in the International Journal of Neuroscience, examined the effects of CBD oil in 5 patients with dystonic movement disorders (muscle tremors and other forms of uncontrollable movements). CBD oil’s side effects “were mild and included hypotension [low blood pressure], dry mouth, psychomotor slowing [slowed thoughts or movements], lightheadedness, and sedation,” according to the study’s authors, Paul Consroe, Reuven Sandyk and Stuart R. Snider.
According to this study, CBD seemed to help people with their dystonia, but might have made some symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (found in 2 of the study’s subjects) a little bit worse. However, other, more recent research has found that CBD can benefit Parkinson’s patients.
One study of 8 healthy volunteers and 15 patients with epilepsy, published in 1980 in Pharmacology, looked at the side-effects of CBD when consumed daily for a month. “All patients and volunteers tolerated CBD very well and no signs of toxicity or serious side effects were detected on examination,” wrote the researchers, who also found that CBD can help some people with epilepsy.
Consuming higher dosage of CBD caused no toxicity
In 2006, a group of researchers studying the potential benefits of CBD in treating psychosis and anxiety, looked at several studies of CBD oil’s safety and summarized their findings in a paper published by the Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. Noting that CBD safety was first proven through animal research, the scientists added:
“Therefore … the available clinical data suggest that CBD can be safely administered over a wide dose range.”
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
“Acute CBD administration by the oral, inhalatory or intravenous route did not induce any significant toxic effect in humans. In addition, chronic administration of CBD for 30 days to healthy volunteers, at daily doses ranging from 10 to 400 mg, failed to induce any significant alteration in neurological, psychiatric or clinical exams. Finally, in patients suffering from Huntington’s disease, daily doses of CBD (700 mg) for 6 weeks did not induce any toxicity. Therefore, confirming results from animal studies, the available clinical data suggest that CBD can be safely administered over a wide dose range.”
A 2007 study published in Phytomedicine found that CBD, along with other similar substances including THC (the main active ingredient in psychoactive cannabis), have potential as an anticoagulant, so people with who have diseases like hemophilia that cause problems with blood clotting should use extra caution with these substances.
Are there concerns about liver toxicity?
We wrote above that the FDA raised concerns about liver damage from CBD. In reality, this is an area where we need more research.
Thousands of people take CBD everyday without showing signs of liver damage and, as we write in this guide and elsewhere, a lot of research shows CBD to be very safe for human consumption even at very high doses.
On the other hand, a very limited amount of research suggests liver damage is possible at high doses of concentrated CBD. For example, a very small study (16 participants) showed that 44% of participants (7) had elevated values of some liver enzymes. It’s important to note that the dosage in these studies (1500mg of CBD per day) far exceeds the amount consumed by almost all CBD users. This would be the same as consuming multiple bottles a day of some lower strength CBD supplements.
For now, there’s still no reason to believe normal use of CBD supplements poses any serious risk to your liver, but when in doubt check with your doctor.
CBD, grapefruit and pharmaceutical drugs
There’s an unexpected connection between CBD oil and grapefruit, the citrus fruit that’s a popular breakfast choice. That connection? It’s possible that, like grapefruit, CBD could interfere with certain medications.
Grapefruit can actually interfere with the absorption of some common drugs, potentially resulting in unbalanced or dangerous levels of the drug in a person’s bloodstream. There’s quite a list of affected drugs, including some cholesterol-reducing drugs as well as some psychiatric medications. This connection is well known and, in most cases, your doctor would tell you if you need to avoid grapefruit. When in doubt, you can use a drug interaction checker online or check with your doctor or pharmacist.
The possible connection with CBD is less well-known, and also less well-established. However, some preliminary clinical research suggests grapefruit and CBD could affect the same enzymes, meaning CBD should be avoided with the same medications. However, it’s important to note that the clinical studies where this connection was found involve much higher doses of CBD than people typically take at home.
Even so, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you’re supposed to avoid grapefruit, or you’re concerned about potential interactions, check with a medical professional before starting or continuing to take CBD.
An anecdotal look at CBD Oil side effects shows quality matters
Of course, since many of these studies have small sample sizes, and every person reacts a little bit differently to any substance, we looked at CBD oil users’ anecdotal reports, posted on popular online communities and forums, such as Reddit and sites that sell CBD products.
A handful of very sensitive people who use CBD oil report feeling mild mood and mind-altering effects, similar to a low dose of psychoactive cannabis, but these effects appear to be rare. Some people also reported mild digestive upset, including diarrhea, from ingesting CBD oil.
According to one post on Reddit, some people get headaches from using CBD oil, which is a bit unusual since CBD can also sometimes be used to treat migraines. However, other Redditors have suggested the problem was actually the purity of the CBD extract.
“I have just recently started taking CBD for headaches, and after three weeks of getting a worse headaches, I finally figured out that my CBD oil was cheap crap — and that a LOT of it is,” a Redditor named Pellquin.
The War on Drugs hurts cannabis & hemp research
Due to the the stigma associated with the war on drugs, free and open research into both hemp and its close relative, psychoactive cannabis, is only just beginning in many ways.
For example, the first study into the benefits of cannabis in veterans with otherwise untreatable post-traumatic stress disorder began in 2017, but only after the researchers struggled through years of red tape and put their careers at risk in order to do promote the need for this vital research. Fortunately, their work, and that of others like them, have begun to peel back the bureaucracy preventing scientific research.
On the hemp side of the equation, the 2018 Farm Bill fully legalized the growth and sales of agricultural hemp in the U.S., and the production of its derivatives like CBD oil. We hope this finally opens the way for research into the benefits and possibilities of hemp in all its forms. While this article summarizes some of what we’ve found from our research into CBD side effects, we expect to see a lot more research in this field in the years to come.
Want to learn more about CBD? Download a PDF version of ‘The Complete CBD Guide‘
When it comes to CBD, purity & source matters
That redditor had it right: there’s a lot of poor quality CBD oil from unreliable brands. Some especially bad products may even include unexpected ingredients. The CBD oil market is still in its infancy, and it can be challenging for consumers to educate themselves except through expensive trial and error. When Ministry of Hemp investigated CBD oil purity and safety, we found a host of potential problems.
CBD oil is an unregulated market. Since hemp absorbs chemicals from the ground, including lead and mercury, growing conditions can make a big difference. Labeling of CBD products is also often inconsistent and unclear, making it confusing for CBD consumers to know what they’re buying.
When we interviewed Carlos Frias, founder of Green Lotus and a cannabis industry expert, he gave us three pieces of advice for buying CBD oil:
- Always ask for third-party lab results when buying CBD oil
- Pay close attention to product labeling
- Don’t hesitate to ask a more knowledgeable expert for help.
CBD is safe, but research before you buy & use
Overall, we found that scientists and doctors consider CBD oil to be safe for most people to use, and there are few, if any, serious side effects.
While everyone has their own unique body chemistry, it seems like the vast majority of people can ingest CBD oil without ever feeling any unpleasant side effects at all, and the remaining few will mostly likely experience only minor symptoms like stomach upset or dry mouth. Since scientists are using pure extracts from known sources, it’s likely that some consumer reports of headaches or other minor adverse reactions could be due to impurities in inferior CBD products.
As always, you should closely research the products you buy. Look for CBD oil reviews and other information on our site, or reliable websites like ours. And never hesitate to consult with a medical expert if you have any doubt about the best or safest way to use CBD oil.
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Cbd has side effect when it have large amount of THC in it but if it have less amount of thc in it then it work as a medicine. Many studies show that it helps people with chronic pain and find relief after using it. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant. CBD oil is helpful those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs. cbd oil is vary helpful in many health problem also like body pain, anxiety, depression and many more
Anybody get nose bleeds from CDB oil. I do.
There is always a downside of everything when it is too much utilized. It would also be better to seek help from a medical professional if something wrong happens. Thank you so much for posting this. I learned a lot from this blog.
I have read a lot of comments and reviews about CBD oil. So far, the outcome are good and they find it effective. To make sure that this product is good for you, you need to see and consult the expert first. Better be safe than sorry.
People having sleep issue can use the medical marijuana edibles, cbd oil or other thing as a cure of it. Medical marijuana is helpful to reduce pain because of some chemical consist in it. I dont know the technical term but it helps and reduce the pain. Also it help to reduce sleep disorder.
Thanks for sharing a nice article…
I am relieved to know that there is no major side effect in us I g the nasal spray, and that it could be used as a daily supplement to threat my fibromyalgia.
I’m glad to know that a person can’t really overdose from consuming CBD products and if they do, the side-effects are just usually considered minor. This only means that it will be beneficial for my friend who has been eyeing this product for a long time now. I wonder if she’ll use it as a health supplement as you’ve mentioned.
Is Cbd likely to cause a tumour to swell in brain area? I have some which my naturopath said to take but I’m scared as no room to move?
My doctor suggested CBD oil for pain. I’m currently using Kentucky’s Best. I’m 72 years old, I’ve never smoked anything or tried anything. How do I know if it’s good CBD oil.?
Why is it not mandatory to show the Percentage (%) of CBD in each CBD Oils, CBD Softgels or CBD Products.
Most people do not understand CBD milligrams (mgs) and certainly do not know what dose of CBDmgs to start with or to increase to.Everyone buys or drinks alcohol by the % of alcohol not by the mgs of alcohol.
Most suppliers are misleading CBD buyers by not increasing the mgs of CBD in the same proportion as they increase the the volume in the bottle or jar. I believe the honest approach is to show both the % of CBD alongside the mgs
my feet have been swelling after 2-3 weeks of cbd, 77 yr old male bp today 113/74
I just started taking cbd oil and my mouth feels tingly ,will this go away ?
I’m 66 years old I’ve been taking cbd oil and hemp for about a month, feeling great! Then I had bad reaction tingling and numbness in my fingers and hands.. also my tongue felt heavy and numb. I didn’t realize this until I ran out of the cbd. When I started to take again I got the tingling and numbness in my hands. That’s when I realized it was the cbd… I really like the way the cbd helped with pain and the hemp for anxiety and depression. Please help I want to feel good without the pain… i still take the hemp but I stopped the cbd… Thank You!
there are side effects , I had them 50 years ago with Marijuana smoked and eaten, panic, anxiety, nausea dizziness. Recently I tried CBD starting with very low dosages from an established pharma recommended by Nurse Practicioner. On 1/5th recommended dose gradually increasing to 3/4th dose, there was no noticeable effect. However at 3/4 – 4/5 dose I began to have panic, anxiety nausea etc. I think I did try one dose at full recommended dosage before the side effects became too negative to ignore. A sibling reported a similar response to CBD. It was certainly NOT safe for us. I am glad that I approached it very cautiously in dosage and ignored nonsense promotion of the magical herbal medicine approach.
Good to know that WHO released a statement with regards to CBD. Some countries might find it an alternative cure to diseases
Since taking one 30 mg capsule per day the past 14 days I have started to have swollen legs
(knee to foot) and have had severe nose bleeds in my right nostril 5 of the past 9 days.
The nose bleed usually occurs between nine and ten o clock after the pill has been taking around noon. Can there be any correlation between starting the pill and the latter occurrences? (NOTE: I am a kidney transplant patient and have had open heart surgery and take a plethora of pills for those and diabetes as well.
My blood is now thin as a result of the pills being taken but it had been many, many years since I had just one nose bleed) Any comments back?
Hello. The same thing happened to me after taking this product: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Oil Soft Gels. Lower legs swelled really badly, as well as my feet and ankles. The swelling in the lower legs has gone away mostly, but my feet and ankles remain swollen after about a week of no more pills. Could you please tell us how long it took for the swelling to go away after stopping your use of cbd? Or are you still continuing to use it in spite of the swelling. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
which is the most authentic number one cbd oil in the market to buy on line, the one which have no bad publicity and is 99% pure, don’t promote any company..
I am new to taking CBD oil. I am getting sever chest pain and stomach pains after taking. I am looking for knowledgeable accurate accountable info on where to get top quality CBD oil. I find it helps with my anger, anxiety and depression. I am hoping it will help with my muscle weakness and inflammation but I feel I will have to stop taking it becasue of the side effects. I am simply looking for exceptional quality and ingredients. I am currently using Canntrust product and its carrier is MCT oil I believe. I could really use some advice. I don’t want to go back to having to take steroids. Please help. (Also, I am in Ontario, Canada)
Have you ever felt sick to your stomach after taking CBD oil?
Sick in tummy and lighheaded, especially when active.
I never have and I’ve been taking it everyday for almost three months
This is to those who posted comments who had good initial results followed by (probably unrelated ) illness and /or diarhhea days later
How do you know CBD is the cause of these side effects that occur hours and days later? Suffering unrelated gastric distress, fever, or diarrhea is more likely a bad reaction to something that was eaten, or a virus, or allergic reaction to an environmental cause. I think it is a pretty big leap to blame CBD in many of the above comments. CBD is so beneficial and more studies are concluding they’re real benefits and that side effects are minimal, it’s a shame to deprive yourself or a loved one of the relief from suffering because an unrelated case of diarhhea presented three days later!
The price of the product does not reflect it’s quality. Unfortunately, in the world of supplements, there are many unscrupulous companies. Just because it’s priced in the upper tier does not mean it’s upper tier quality. Look for companies that have third party testing and good comments and reviews. After much wasted money, I have learned that lesson. I hate hearing that herbal remedies are useless from people who’ve tried them, but don’t realize it’s the company that put in useless ingredients. Also, to the posters who report itchy mouth or other itchy side effects, my daughter is allergic to soy, even in trace amounts, her tongue, throat and the roof of her mouth start itching immediately and then her skin starts itching a few minutes later. I’m thinking that perhaps you are reacting to a soy oil carrier, or ingredient in the CBD, and not to the CBD itself. Perhaps a change to an olive oil carrier, or another type of product without soy, or lecithin.
Hello- I’ve been taking a very excellent quality of CBD for several months. My specific pain issues are cleared up a 100%. But I do have a lingering headache all the time. I can barely take 9-10 mg of this CBD or I will end up with a throbbing head. It is hit or miss sometimes. I think I’m noticing if I take it with coffee the headache is worse. This particular CBD oil has clary sage, lavender and Passion flower in it for menopause. It has really helped my cycle as I am perimenopausal. But, why or why do I have a headaches? It’s not crappy CBD, I can promise you that. But, should I try another one? I love the ESO for my cycle. I’m so distraught. I have coccydynia and CBD has changed my life. NO MORE pain with sitting and working out. At the same time I don’t want to live a life of headaches either. Any suggestions?
I have been sweating more than ever which in turn causes BO. I never had this problem before. Is there anything to treat this with without stopping CBD?
does the cbd oil make you feel hot?? I have been taking it for over a month and am feeling hot all the time and sweating profusely. its very uncomfortable.
I started yesterday. It works well I guesse I deffinitaly have less anxiety but yes I think it makes you Hot I do not know why but I have the same problem off and on. I used water solubal the first day when I went to the store the guy have it to me almost right away my anxiety went away. But I felt more hot. I also got a pre roll budzburn sour space candy. It’s a more isn’t sedate ing type. I can get active it’s not like super amazing for me but for my friend it is… when it wore off I had some nausea But I have been having that. She is having some wired chest feeling but it may be fine, it could just be the re emersion of anxiety. The smoke only lasts a few hours it seems, and like with anything when it wears off your problems come back possibly feeling worse because you just had however long without your problem.. so when it comes back that sucks. But the point of this post is to say, yeah I myself get slight hotflashes from it. The water solubal and the smoke. All my other issues really are nothing new. I do wish that one of the cbd dominant strands of smoke also would be more energizing. In my state you need a card to get most smoke. But some cbd dominant strands are in some stores. I have a need for one that is energizing uplifting and motivating while providing pain reliefs to help me get things done. I have been living with chronic nausea exhaustion. And not much motivation or umph not sure what is wrong with me yet but some of these things help. I have a person I know with a card and I tried some of the brain candy strand and that was awesome uplifting happy and motivating but I myself connot get that. And niether can anyone else without a card so cbd dominant strand with happy energetic feeling woul be great especially for manic depressive people who have no motivation on there own any longer
My son has been bed ridden for 8 months with ME.
He started to take cbd oil 3 days ago and his mood really improved – i was really hopeful that it might have helped him to turn a corner.
However last night he had a very bad night with stomach cramps and gas, diarrhoea and nausea.
Could the cbd oil have caused this? I really want him to continue, but obviously not if it is causing this side effect. He has decided not to take any today and his mood is low.
Might taking a smaller dose be a solution?
Thanks for any help
I had CBD oil and after three days developed severe dry throat, and uncomfortable breathing.
I have stopped taking it. It’s two weeks now and the symptoms are still here. I do not recommend CBD. Not enough is being said about the side effects.
I guess I didn’t expect immediate results but I got them! I thought like many other supplements that I’d need to be on it for 30 days to see any real effect. Not so! I have extreme anxiety, coupled with ADHD it makes me miserable. Our family therapist described it best the other day when she said “you seem like you are just trying so hard to get through each day”. I didn’t know anything about CBD and he advised NBHemp capsules because they do not contain THC and have all the certificates. I told this couldn’t work this fast but I looked it up and it can work within 30 minutes of taking it.
I’m a believer so far!!
I wish people would indicate the names of the companies their trials with CBD.
that would be so helpful. I know not all CBD oil is created equally well.
Very interesting article Kit thanks, Its seem to be one area of the use of CBD oils that is not looked into as much and the side effects of use maybe glossed over but your post covers it off very well.
So my sister uses the CBD oil and she said it gave her a sort of different kind of high that made her pour milk into a candle. Is this actually true because I’ve researched a lot about this and i haven’t found anything about it making you high.
I just started taking CBD oil last night. I have always had a problem with burping fish oil until I started us Omega Red. I have already noticed with my first two doses of CDB oil that I am burping it really bad and it is awful. I have done it on an empty stomach and then ate and I also took it on a full stomach. Any tips on what I can do to prevent burping it.
Do you have results side effects any new study?
I have gout,arthritis,and fibermialga. I use Horizen CBD oil before bed time every day and it makes my life easier to get by with no side effects to me. I am on 4 different medications with a list of side effects and I’m tired of taking a handful of pills every day!
I’ve used the oil for two months. My hands and skin are itching badly and I’ve spent Christmas and Boxing Day being and feeling sick. It has reduced the pain and enabled more sleep but the price is too high if the side effects are due to the oil. I take other pain drugs with it. Wonder if these combinations may be the cause? Advice please?
Kit, I am on blood pressure medication and was advised by my Dr. not to take CBD oil for my anxiety and they want to prescribe an anti-anxiety drug which I would prefer not to take. That said I read it lowers blood pressure and maybe result in dizziness and maybe that’s why the Dr. does not want me on it, would love your opinion. Thanks
75 YRS YOUNG, retired police officer. Bad back, neck, cranial surgery, prostrate surgery broken arm with picked nerve, 4 way bypass, can’t get a good night sleep. 6 weeks ago, My Primary care told me to get 100% pure CBD oil. He did for his injured knee. I did and my pain is 95% gone. My anxiety at night is also gone, no xanax. No pain pills. Have a dry mouth in the morning. Started with 500mg 1 drop under the tongue before bed, and morning. After a couple of day, mostly gone. 70%.. I kicked it up to 2 drops. Now pain free and no problems. My wife 65yrs, bad knees and back. Sleepless,a
Anxiety disorder. Same positive results.
I tried using the CBD OIL, a hospital disabled me and it gave me a headache, and feeling jittery, I can hear my heart beating fast. Now the CBD I got was from the Ecig shop 30mg and the color is like tan, a golden color. I’m trying to get as much information about this as possible since it’s supposed to help you. I don’t want to be on all these medications.
I’ve just started using the THC/CBD drops under my tongue for acute pain as well as insomnia. I keep waking up in the night feeling nauseous with the taste of bile filling my mouth. Has anyone else experienced this? It really helps with the pain. but my sleep is interrupted with the nausea.
I have had a headache since starting the drops..is it a coincidence?
I have been on this CBD Oil for 4-days now..It is the Ananda 300-mg….I take 1-dropper before bed…I am still not sleeping any better now I am having heaviness in my chest and just feel really short winded..I also am having a lot of sinus drainage..I do not know if I could be allergic to this stuff or what…I also have wheezing..Now I do have Asthma and wheezing but it seems more intense since I have started to use this..I started out on Charollett’s Web..So I don’t know what to do..Anyone else feel like this that already has Asthma thanks.
I was scanning reviews to see if anyone else had my experience. I purchased and tried a full spectrum CBD oil called Zilis ultra Cell. I researched after purchase and found it was a pyramid system product. Which usually offer great products, but pricey because of their system. I found that my asthma after the 1st day, was not as acute and less wheesie. However, I also took a dropper full at night twice. Both times my body was hot flashing, full body sweat- waking me up at night. My bowel movements changed to diarrhea with a spot of blood for two days. My health issue is always my lungs. Lately antibiotic help was temporary. So I thought I’d try CBD. After more research, I may have exposed that my lung issue may stem from colon issues. Worse case for me at this moment as this happened in this past week,…I may be first stages of colon cancer. This was a healing crisis, I am better every day. My next step is to do a colon test to be sure and to proceed with healing. Not afraid, just concerned and pro-active.
My dog was diagnosed with liver damage and had jaundice. Nothing that the vets was giving her was working and I told the vet that I was taking her home, to live out how ever long she had left.
She would not eat and every time I tried to put food into her mouth, she would shake and tremble. It was heartbreaking.
Doing some research, I came across Milk Thistle and CBD oil. I got hold of some Milk Thistle and the results were amazing, however, she was still shaking and trembling whenever I tried to feed her.
I got some CBD oil from Hollands and Barretts (I am in the UK) and this did the trick. It calmed her down enough to make feeding much easier.
She has now made a full recovery. I do not know if it was the Milk Thistle, CBD oil or a combination of the two.
However, I have started to take the CBD oil. For twenty years, I have never slept properly, but now I am. Within two days, I started to sleep through without waking up numerous times.
My joints have never been brilliant and bending down to pick up things was difficult. This is now also easier for me.
I can actually say, since taking CBD oil, I am now feeling happy within myself, and I have not been able to say that for a long time.