Can You Take Too Much CBD?

By | June 2, 2022

You may be interested in CBD, whether you consider it the latest health trend, are considering taking it yourself or have relied on it for a while. We will find out. The simple answer is, “yes” as with almost all substances. But, unlike other substances or supplements, the “buts” that follow this answer may surprise you. Areyo Dadar, CBD Central, explains.

First, What Dose Is Too Much?

Disclaimer: There haven’t been many studies on CBD’s toxic effects. This would be difficult to justify ethically. According to Current Drug Safety’s 2011 study, CBD is considered “toxic” when taken in large quantities. It is important to remember that the recommended starting dose for most conditions, which includes asthma and other conditions, is between 5-20 mg daily. Although studies have shown that tinctures can be taken at a dose of around 1500 mg daily, the majority contain 100 to 1500 mg per bottle. This means that a person would need to consume between 13 and 200 whole bottles of CBD tincture at once depending on the CBD content. This is a lot to think about. Simply stated, CBD users don’t need to be concerned about overdosing if they take the recommended doses or even more than recommended daily dosages.

Is CBD Too High?

This question may surprise you. The toxic dose of CBD (20,000 mg) is not considered to be fatal, unlike other substances. This may be possible, as in Current Drug Safety’s study, lethal doses were reached in monkeys. However, it would be unprofessional to do this in humans. Experts and the WHO agree that CBD can cause severe side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and disorientation.

The WHO also presented other interesting findings based on a 2011 study:

  • CBD can cause tumour cells to grow in large quantities, but it has very little effect on non-tumour cells.
  • Research has shown that embryonic development is not affected by any limited research.
  • Although CBD could cause hormonal changes in some cases, the findings are not conclusive.
  • CBD is “insignificantly effective in reducing the effects of a wide variety of biochemical and physiological parameters, as well as significant behavioral changes in animals if administered in extremely high doses… more than 150 mg/kg IV in acute dose or 30 mg/kg orally every day for 90 days.”
  • Although CBD could be linked to drug interactions, this is still not clear.

CBD is also one of the few substances that the WHO has deemed to have no significant side effects or potential for dependence.However, this does not mean that CBD users should be “testing” toxic levels. It does give reassurance that CBD users have the option to experiment with different doses in order to find the one that works best for them.

CBD Vs. THC

It is well-known CBD differs greatly from THC, its counterpart cannabinoid. THC is the main cannabinoid that gives you the traditional marijuana “high”. It has toxic and potentially fatal side effects, unlike CBD.

A 2019 study discovered that THC ingestion and inhalation can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Hypotension
  • Panic/anxiety
  • Muscle spasms
  • Distress and respiratory depression
  • Memory function reduced
  • Delirium
  • Ataxia
  • Increased risk for heart attack
  • Lethargy
  • Hyperkinesis

Although there is no official study that has shown a lethal dose, severe symptoms can occur if THC is inhaled by adults at higher levels than 7.5 mg/m2 and oralized by children at 5-300 mg.

Warning!

The truth is that pure CBD can only be obtained from reliable suppliers who are able to show evidence of growing conditions and harvesting practices, along with independent test results. THC has a less established track record. There is no standard against which a product must be tested before it can be sold or distributed, just like other health supplements. It could pose a danger to your health if CBD has a higher THC content than is advertised. It is crucial to do your research and purchase CBD from reliable sources. Ask the company you choose to send you a Certificate of Analysis (COA). This document is created by a third party testing facility and can be used to verify the product’s components, concentration, and provide peace of mind during purchase.

Enjoy CBD Now With Ease

CBD is safe even when taken in high amounts. As with all substances, CBD can have side effects if taken in excess. However, these side effects are small compared to other cannabinoids.

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