The popularity of CBD oils continues to grow as more and more patients discover their beneficial effects on the body. These properties are confirmed by scientific research. The list of therapeutic effects of cannabidiol is long and growing. Many scientists have confirmed that CBD has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, supports the treatment of insomnia, has a positive effect on people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, psychosis or stress. Their positive effects on multiple sclerosis patients have been written about, Alzheimer's disease whether Parkinson's disease. And at the same time, unlike THC, which is found in cannabis, it has no psychoactive effects. No wonder the interest in seed cannabis from both patients and the scientific world continues to grow.
While listing the superlatives, one has to ask whether the use of CBD carries the risk of side effects.
Does CBD cause side effects
Lower blood pressure
Fatigue, drowsiness and dizziness
Problems with the digestive system
Changes in appetite
CBD - contraindications to use
As has been mentioned many times before, the key when taking CBD is to watch your body so that when side effects appear, you react by lowering your dose of cannabidiol. If they are worrying, it is a good idea to consult your doctor. Most often, however, returning to lower doses takes care of the problem.
It can be seen that these side effects are not many and are rather small in calibre, but cannabidiol still remains a great mystery and research into its properties is ongoing. For this reason, it is not recommended for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers. There are no studies on its effects on the foetus.
Spleen and kidney failure, stomach ailments or liver problems are also contraindicated.
This is why any seriously ill person with problems such as blood clotting disorders, heart problems, epilepsy or cancer must report their desire to take CBD to their attending doctor and discuss everything with him or her.
Hemp oils can be compared in their effects to grapefruit, which should not be combined with medicines. Scientists have found that cannabidiol can react with certain drugs, affecting the rate at which they are absorbed by the body, but also the time taken for them to be metabolised in the liver, as it affects the enzymes there. In the most simplistic terms, it looks as if the enzymes focus all their attention on metabolising CBD, as if "forgetting" the drugs, which have to wait their turn instead of taking effect. Therefore, when taking prescription medicines, the desire to include at least a CBD oils consult a doctor.
As can be seen from the above, there are not that many side effects from the use of hemp oils and cannabidiol is generally considered safe. These facts are confirmed by an increasing number of scientific studies, as well as by the World Health Organisation. If any effects do occur, this is most often due to taking too high a dose of CBD. Therefore, when starting to use the oils, the focus should be on observing the body's reactions and, if adverse reactions occur, the dose should be drastically reduced and a doctor should be consulted.
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