CBD oil is considered generally safe and well tolerated, but it is not without side effects. Therefore, the use of CBD oil should be aware of its adverse effects, who is prone to side effects and what can be done to reduce the risk of side effects.
Side effects of CBD oil
First, it’s important to remember that CBD oil is considered experimental and investigational, and more clinical studies are needed before we can make any definitive conclusions about its alleged benefits. Again, it is an understudied supplement and its safety is relatively unknown.
With the growing popularity of CBD oil, it has been used not only for FDA-approved seizures, but also for arthritis, migraine, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and more.
One advantage of CBD oil is that it is generally considered safer and produces fewer side effects than drugs commonly used to treat these conditions. Chronic doses of up to 1500mg/ day were well tolerated in multiple studies. That said, we should all be aware of some potential side effects of CBD oil.
In a survey about CBD oil, nearly 12 percent of 1,500 people experienced dry mouth, making it one of the most common side effects.
If the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the salivary glands are stimulated, salivary production is reduced, making the mouth feel dry. The well-known cannabis compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) activates these receptors directly. CBD oil increases the levels of naturally occurring activators (cannabinoids) in the body, which can lead to dry mouth.
Both CBD oil supplements and the FDA-approved CBD drug Epidiolex have been reported to cause digestive issues, such as nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, increased or decreased appetite, and weight loss or gain.