Can you take too much CBD?

As cannabidiol (CBD) becomes more popular, there are more and more questions surrounding that pop-up. This is understandable, as it is a relatively new product for many people. One of the major questions that come up is how much CBD is too much? We here at Panacea Life Sciences are such firm believers in a proper education and understanding about our products, we want to be sure that you know exactly how to use CBD safely. So, let’s talk about how much is too much and how to find the right amount of CBD for you.  

What is CBD, and what does it do?  

CBD is a chemical compound found in cannabis plants, like marijuana and hemp for example. It’s a member of a particular class of chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. There are many cannabinoids. So far, scientists have found over 113 different cannabinoids, and it is likely that they will find more in the future. There is another cannabinoid that is likely more memorable for most people. That cannabinoid would be tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But THC is famous for reasons that are not exactly the best.  

THC’s fame is derived from what it does to those who use it. It is a psychoactive cannabinoid. That means that it makes an inebriating high. It is the prominent cannabinoid responsible for creating the high that is so commonly associated with marijuana. This leads many to suppose that because CBD is also a cannabinoid, it is also psychoactive. However, CBD is not psychoactive in any way. It does not make its users inebriated or high at all.   

When CBD companies make their products than more often than not, use hemp rather than marijuana. One of the main reasons is that hemp is rich in CBD. On top of that, it only contains a THC content that is never more than 0.3%, which is such a minimal amount that it cannot create any sort of high. These concentrations make the hemp ideal for extracting CBD. Marijuana is nearly the opposite of hemp. It has very high concentrations of THC, and its CBD levels vary from plant to plant. This preference is also helped by the fact that hemp is legal throughout most of the United States (there are some states where it is still illegal). Marijuana is only permitted in a handful of states with some significant restrictions.  

We are still learning much about what CBD has to offer its users, but so far, studies have shown some promising results about the benefits of CBD. Several studies have looked at CBD’s effect on one’s state of mind. Many have found that CBD could be useful in reducing nervousness. Other studies have focused on how CBD may support joint health, and the results have been encouraging. Some other studies have suggested that CBD could be a good aid for those struggling with acne. These studies are just a handful of examples of the many studies that have started to appear over the last couple of decades. We will likely see more studies and learn more about this cannabinoid in the future.  

Is there such a thing as too much CBD?  

The short answer to this is yes. There is such a thing as too much CBD. After all, we should be taking all the good things in moderation. While CBD is considered safe, it is possible to experience some negative side effects if you take too much of the cannabinoid. These side effects often include things like fatigue, nausea, and gastrointestinal upset. Clearly, these are not the most life-threatening side effects, but that does not mean that they should not be avoided. The problem is, there is no one set amount of CBD that everyone should take. Everyone reacts to CBD a little bit differently. Some are more sensitive to it than others. So, how do you figure out how much is enough for you?  

Well, you do it very carefully. Start out taking the smallest amount of CBD possible. Wait a little while and see how it sits with you. Remember that some CBD products take longer to take effect than others. If you are not experiencing any negative effects, but are not getting the positive ones either, then you can try increasing the amount by a little bit. Once you find the lowest amount that gives you good effects and no bad ones, you know that you have found the right amount of CBD.  

It should be known and remembered that CBD does not mix with certain medications. Some medications stop working or do not work as well when used with CBD. So, if you are interested in taking CBD, it is a good idea to discuss it with your healthcare provider first, as they should know if CBD will sit well with your medications.  

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. So, when using CBD, especially when you are new to it, be sure to take it easy at first. Start with a low amount and see how it sits with you. Taking a lot of it at once can create a rather unpleasant experience, and no one wants that.  

Hopefully, this article has helped answer any questions you may have had about CBD. But if you still have any questions, comments, or concerns, let us know. You can reach a member of the Panacea Life Sciences team by emailing us at [email protected] or visiting our contact page. If you feel like you are ready to give CBD a shot, check out our shop page. We have a wide range of high-quality CBD products for just about everyone (including pets)! All of our CBD products are made with organically grown, locally sourced hemp, and is tested to be sure that we are giving our customers the best quality CBD products possible.