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CBD has positively impacted many people’s lives, but there could be too much of a good thing. Yes, even CBD in high enough doses could induce adverse side effects. But how severe could these reactions get? For instance, is it possible someone could die from taking too much CBD?
Overdosing on cannabinoids remains a hot-button issue in scientific circles. While we don’t have all the data on CBD’s toxicity, there’s enough info to help you understand this cannabinoid’s risk profile. If you’re concerned about CBD’s safety, you should review the details in this post.
Is It Physically Possible To OD On CBD?
You could overdose on CBD oil, but it’s not likely. If you take too much of any substance—even water—it could have toxic effects. Yes, “water intoxication” is a real thing.
According to most scientists, you’d need to take roughly 20,000 mg of CBD in one go before it has toxic effects. For perspective, Tribe’s high-intensity 50 mL bottle of CBD oil has 3,000 mg of CBD. That means you’d have to chug over six of these bottles to reach the toxic threshold.
Even if you try to take this much CBD—which we never recommend!—you’ll probably fall asleep before you experience overdose symptoms. Generally, people feel more of CBD’s sedative side effects at higher doses.
This doesn’t mean CBD can’t have adverse effects at high doses, but it’s unlikely a healthy adult will die from taking this compound. If you need further evidence of this fact, the World Health Organization and Harvard Medical Schoolrecognize CBD as “generally safe” for most adults.
Remember that CBD has been known to interact with certain pre-existing conditions or medications. If you have concerns about adding CBD to your daily routine, you should speak with a health care provider to develop a workable dosing strategy.
Could CBD Give Me Side Effects?
While it’s unlikely a healthy adult will OD from CBD, some people have experienced side effects while taking this cannabinoid. In some rare cases, patients were admitted to the ER after taking too much CBD oil.
However, in most of these cases, ER patients took excessive concentrations of CBD. Plus, the reason these patients had to go to the hospital was most likely related to dehydration, as CBD could induce symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea.
As long as you don’t go crazy with your CBD dosage, the chances of experiencing severe side effects are minimal. Indeed, the most common adverse reactions people experience after taking CBD oil include:
- Digestive upset
The most common reason people experience negative side effects is they take too much CBD oil. Also, if you’re using an unscreened CBD product, there’s a higher chance you’ll notice adverse reactions—but this doesn’t necessarily mean the CBD was to blame.
When you work with trusted companies like Tribe CBD, you can verify the CBD you’re getting is 100 percent pure. We only sell products from American-grown hemp with third-party lab screenings. You have our promise that the CBD you’re putting in your body has zero contaminants, heavy metals, or solvents.
What’s The Safest Way To Dose Tribe CBD Oil?
Yes, CBD side effects are real, but please don’t let that scare you away from this cannabinoid! As long as you use a sensible dosing schedule, you can dramatically reduce the chance CBD will cause any ill effects.
The best way to approach CBD—or any supplement for that matter—is to start with the lowest recommended dose. Please don’t exceed this dose for the first few days. This simple strategy will help your body naturally acclimate to this new cannabinoid.
If you’re not feeling CBD’s effects after a few days, feel free to increase the dose by about 10 mg – 15 mg per day. Once you start to notice CBD’s calming properties, you’ve discovered your CBD tolerance! Be sure to mark this number down in a journal for future reference.
Please stop using CBD oil for a few days if you notice any adverse reactions. After your body has time to rest, you could resume taking CBD oil at a lower dosage.
Got More CBD Queries? Talk With The Tribe!
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation surrounding CBD on the Internet. While more people are learning about the difference between hemp and marijuana, new users are often baffled about using CBD for the first time.
If you’ve still got questions about taking CBD oil, we’d recommend starting on Tribe’s CBD FAQ page. You could also reach out to our team of hemp experts at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please never hesitate to send us any questions you may have about our products, services, or lab screening standards.