CBD Oil Side Effects

CBD Oil Side Effects

Are you thinking about trying CBD oil treatment? This natural, plant-based therapy is growing in popularity as a beneficial treatment for a variety of health conditions. A common question we receive is whether there are potential CBD oil side effects.

The good news is that CBD is a relatively safe therapy, but as with all treatments, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. These can vary from person to person, which is why it’s important to get tailored advice from a medicinal cannabis specialist. 

To learn more about CBD oil treatment and whether it’s right for you, begin your virtual consultation here.

What are the side effects of CBD?

CBD is generally regarded as having a good tolerability and safety profile. However, just like any medication that alters physiological function, CBD oil may elicit side effects in some people. Commonly experienced side effects of CBD oil include; drowsiness, dry mouth, and gastrointestinal discomfort. For more information regarding potential side effects please visit the TGA’s website here.

Potential drug and alcohol interactions

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is broken down and metabolised in the liver. CYP enzymes play a big role in this metabolic activity. CBD and other cannabinoids can influence CYP enzymes, in some cases inhibiting or promoting their activity.  As a result, CBD can sometimes inhibit or promote their activity, and certain medications or other drugs may not be metabolised as quickly, or are diverted elsewhere. This is why CBD alongside other medications, drugs or alcohol can pose certain risks.

Find out if CBD oil is safe for you

There are many potential benefits of using CBD as a complementary, plant-based therapy. While it has a relatively good safety profile, it’s important to consider the side effects and whether CBD will interact adversely with other medications or drugs you use. To determine if CBD is right for you, start your free virtual consultation here.

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