Can You Overdose On CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol is an amazing substance with huge amounts of untapped potential. So much so that CBD sales are now predicted to exceed the combined market value of Vitamin C and Vitamin D!
But there are many questions that remain unanswered in this new and exciting world, and one of them is – Can you overdose on CBD oil? Read on to find the answer!
What Is CBD Oil?
If you know what CBD oil is, skip to the next section!
For those who are unfamiliar with the term, ‘CBD Oil‘ simply refers to a blend of Hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) extract and a carrier oil.
Hemp naturally produces high levels of Cannabidiol, so extracts from the plant also contain high concentrations of the substance.
However, CBD is not the only beneficial compound that Hemp produces. In fact, the plant produces over 120 cannabinoids and over 100 terpenes that can also be beneficial for health and wellbeing.
Because of this, the most effective CBD oils tend to be those that go through the least processing. It is these oils, known as ‘full spectrum cbd oils‘ that contain the highest levels of wellbeing-enhancing compounds. Highly refined extracts such as CBD isolate have been proven to be less effective.
The carrier oil is the oil in which the extract is blended with in order to dilute it and make it easier to use. The two most popular carrier oils are Hemp Seed Oil and MCT Oil.
Cannabidiol oil drops are dispensed from a pipette and should be held under the tongue for a couple of minutes before swallowing. This allows the CBD to be absorbed through the mucous membranes in the mouth. Most people take their drops 2-3 times per day after a meal.
The effects of CBD Oil are wide-ranging. While we advertise our products for improving general health and wellbeing purposes, a quick search of ‘CBD Oil Benefits’ on Google will shed light on what else it can be used for.
Is CBD Safe?
CBD can absolutely be classed as a safe compound…
“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.”
“CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.”
The two quotes above are from the World Health Organisation’s critical review report of cannabidiol. As you can see, they concluded that CBD is safe, although there can be some interactions with certain medications.
However, scaremongering in the media in recent years has led people to be concerned that CBD could damage the liver.
This misleading information was based on people consuming the equivalent of 3 bottles of 5% CBD oil per day, which is far from the reality of what people actually consume. Check out the following article for more info – Is CBD Safe? Why is CBD Being Demonised?
Can You Overdose On CBD Oil?
Now for the answer that you have all been waiting for…
Well, not in the way you think. It’s technically possible to overdose on anything – having too much water can cause you to drown…
CBD is non-toxic and very difficult to overdose on. However, in rare occasions, having more than you need could cause side effects such as appetite change and drowsiness. But again, this is very rare.
Nonetheless, as a precautionary measure, the UK Food Standards Agency recommend the following:
- Not to exceed 70mg of CBD per day.
- To avoid using CBD while pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Consult with a doctor before using CBD if you are taking any medication.
Thanks for reading! If you are wondering if CBD could fit into your life please read some more of the articles on this blog, or click below to head over to our shop.