A 2001 NCBI study concluded that CBD “does not induce changes on food intake, does not induce catalepsy, does not affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature), does not affect gastrointestinal transit and does not alter psychomotor or psychological functions.”
Basically, CBD does not have the same psychoactive properties that THC does. If you aren’t acutely familiar, THC and CBD are the two most prevalent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, respectively.
Then why the horror stores about patients becoming ill from ingesting CBD oil? The short answer – the products were made with toxic hemp. Remember CBD is extracted from the hemp plant – if those plants were grown with toxic pesticides in soil containing heavy metals, your CBD extract will contain those same nasty chemicals and metals.
This is by far the biggest risk factor to consider when purchasing CBD – was the hemp starting material grown organically without the use of fertilizers or pesticides? If the answer is no, you are jeopardizing your health. There is no government agency that regulates CBD sales, meaning it’s up to you as a customer to do your research and choose products that come with lab results.
At Greenhouse Oils, we vet every CBD supplier, ensure every product stocked is the highest grade possible, review and include full lab results and even test each product ourselves so we can advise accurately on what’s best for you.
Can you overdose on CBD?
No. CBD is non-toxic, meaning no fatal overdose levels have ever been reported. Several studies have evaluated the safety of CBD in adults and concluded that it’s well tolerated across a wide range of doses – up to 1,500 mg/day – that’s a lot, way more than the average person would need!
Are there side effects?
Sure, however they are neither common nor serious.
Drowsiness: Many people describe the effect of CBD as a ‘wave of relief’ or a ‘calming sensation.’ It’s worth noting that these feelings can manifest as drowsiness in high doses.
Dry Mouth: Recently, scientists confirmed that there are in fact cannabinoid receptors in the salivary glands of humans. CBD interacts with these cannabinoid receptors and inhibits the secretion of saliva – which can cause a dry mouth.
Low Blood Pressure: Very high doses of CBD can induce a slight drop in blood pressure that is often associated with mild lightheadedness.
Lightheadedness: As described above, some consumers experience mild feelings of lightheadedness as a result of the slight drop in blood pressure.
Inhibition of Hepatic Drug Metabolism: This one sounds worse than it is. If you’ve ever heard a physician caution eating a grapefruit with certain medications, this is the same effect.
As you can see, it’s a pretty short list of minor potential side effects – especially when compared to modern pharmaceuticals. This is why we believe so strongly in CBD’s ability to heal people – naturally. CBD has such a wide array of therapeutic applications with an astonishingly short list of side effects. If you’re ready to give CBD a try, we recommend buying from a trusted, reputable company like Greenhouse Oils.
If you have additional questions regarding safety or side effects, contact our team directly and we will take care of you.