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Does CBD Have Any Side Effects?

Side Effects CBD

Side effects of CBD usually begin to appear within thirty minutes to an hour after consumption.

These side effects include dry mouth, reduced appetite, drowsiness, fatigue, and sometimes diarrhea. Side effects like these depend on each person since everyone is different.


Some people report none of these side effects and instead have increased clarity, focus, and reduced anxiety.

The majority of people usually only experience dry mouth and some fatigue. On the bright side, these side effects can urge you to stay hydrated and help you get a good night’s rest. If you find that you have a reduced appetite after using CBD, maybe think ahead and eat some grub beforehand! Since you can experience drowsiness, consider consuming your CBD with a cup of coffee or caffeinated tea.


CBD may interact with the medication you are taking, so consult your doctor before picking some up.

It can inhibit certain enzymes, such as CYP450, that allow your body to metabolize medications. This means it can either reduce the amount of a prescription in your bloodstream or increase it. This process is similar to that of the grapefruit rule. “The grapefruit rule” references that consumption of grapefruit while on certain prescription medication can affect the way your body process the drug. Grapefruit and CBD are both naturally grown but contain specific enzyme inhibitors that may interact with medicine. Some of these medications include benzodiazepines, NSAIDs, antihistamines, antidepressants, antiretroviral, calcium channel blockers, and beta-blockers. However, this is all dependent on the type of medicine and dosage you are consuming. Remember that it is legal and safe to talk to your doctor about using CBD therapeutically.

Some of the possible uses and benefits of CBD include the dis-ease from epilepsy, anxiety, pain, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, and many more. Scientific studies are underway for finding more applications of CBD and its role in the human (and animal) bodies.

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