A really common question we get asked is can you overdose on CBD, and it is perfectly understandable why this would be a concern to many. For many it is still considered a drug and therefore the concern is that there are health implications that come with it. To all those just getting involved with CBD oil or anyone thinking about using it for the first time, worry not, we will put your mind at rest.
Firstly we dislike the word “overdose.” Overdosing is something typically associated with illegal drug use or prescription narcotics. It very obviously has a negative connotation because the outcome of overdosing is often a bad one. It implies that you are taking too much of something that isn’t good for you.
CBD oil on the other hand is an amazing natural health supplement. It is not a drug. It does not require a prescription. It is now legal in many parts America and in many countries around the world. It doesn’t have to be purchased from a street dealer either as there are numerous high street shops and online stores stocking it.
But most importantly it has taken the world by storm based on studies showing that it is a potent remedy that has many therapeutic effects. Based on this, we hate to associate “overdosing” with CBD oil. Realistically, even children can safely take CBD oil (subject to medical advice first of course).
Back to the original question, the beauty of CBD is that you cannot fatally overdose on it. CBD has very few negative side effects and it doesn’t negatively interact with the parts of the brain responsible for breathing and heart rate.
However, with that being said, it is entirely possible to take too much CBD.
For some people taking too high a dose of CBD can lead to drowsiness and lethargy. Other possible negative side effects include upset stomach and diarrhoea.
Fortunately, these cases are rare and it’s very easy to avoid too high a dose of CBD by starting off on a low dose and seeing how your own system interacts with it. Once you know you are fine with it just gradually increase the dose or strength of the product you are using.
Either way the excess CBD will naturally leave your system in its own time.