Side Effects of CBD Oil

With so much controversial and contradictory information about CBD out there, it’s only natural to be concerned with who’s telling the truth and who’s not.

There are many consumers that are nervous about trying CBD products because of the lack of transparency many companies and brands have. Well, we’re here to clear things up because consumer health and safety is one of our top priorities at shopcbd.  

It’s normal to be nervous about trying something new, especially when it may have a direct impact on the quality of our health.


Consumers that are taking the time to do the research about CBD are not overthinking it, they’re simply being smart.

Although we wish it wasn’t the case, and although it may be rare, it is possible to experience side from using CBD products.

What are the possible side effects and what would cause someone to experience them? Continue reading to find out.  

What is CBD?

Before we talk about side effects it's important that we understand what CBD is.

CBD is a type of phytocannabinoid that is found in both hemp and marijuana plants. For those who have a fear of getting high, there’s no need to worry because CBD does not produce a high effect.

Before becoming CBD, its precursor known as CBDA must undergo a process known as decarboxylation. As complicated as this word may sound, it’s a very simple process.

CBDA, which is a cannabinoid acid, must be exposed to heat over an extended period of time before it converts into CBD. This process can happen naturally through warm weather exposure or it can happen in a growing facility.

Where is CBD located?

CBD, and all other cannabinoids, are located primarily in the leaves and flowers of hemp or marijuana plants inside something known as trichomes. These little mushroom-shaped trichomes, which are simply resin glands, are something the plants developed as a way of protecting themselves. Without them, we wouldn’t have all the amazing CBD products we know and love.

Why Hemp?

We here at shopcbd have chosen to only work with CBD products made from hemp. The reason why is quite simple; they contain a maximum of 0.3% THC. This makes it virtually impossible to get high from using them.

Extract type

For those who can’t have any THC in their system due to regular drug testing, CBD isolate products are the best choice. CBD isolate oils and tinctures contain 99% or more CBD, 0.0% THC and only trace amounts of other cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, and more.

Side Effects

Now that we’ve gone over the basics, it’s time to talk about side effects.

Although experiencing side effects is rare, it’s still possible when a consumer has taken too much for their body.

The main side effects that have been reported from taking too much CBD include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness and fatigue
  • Dry Mouth
  • Low Blood pressure
  • Changes in the metabolization of medications

Typically, a consumer would need to take a very large amount of CBD to experience these side effects, but some people’s bodies seem to be more sensitive to CBD than others. There still isn’t enough data to explain why this is, but hopefully, with time we’ll find out.

The best way to avoid experiencing side effects is by starting with a low serving size and increasing it gradually. For consumers that are interested in knowing the best CBD dosage for their particular needs, our CBD dosage calculator may be able to provide some guidance.

After about a week or so of using CBD, consumers can increase the amount of CBD that they’re taking but it’s important to do so gradually. 

If a consumer experiences side effects they can simply lower their serving size until they no longer experience them. If a consumer continues to experience negative side effects, CBD may simply not be the right choice for them.

Although we here at shopCBD are big fans of CBD, we always want our consumers to be safe while using it. If someone doesn’t feel well, then they need to listen to their body and stop using it.

It’s important for consumers that take medication(s) to speak with a physician before trying CBD. The reason why it’s important to speak with a doctor is because CBD may affect the way the body metabolizes medications.

This simply means that it may either increase or decrease the efficacy of the medication that a consumer is using. There hasn’t been nearly enough research to know how CBD interacts with every medication and so it’s best to proceed with caution.

Key Takeaways

When it comes to side effects it’s always best for consumers to listen to their bodies.

Although side effects are rare the most common side effects experienced from taking too much CBD include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness and fatigue
  • Dry Mouth
  • Low Blood pressure
  • Changes in the metabolization of medications

If a consumer experiences any of these side effects, they can simply lower the amount they’re taking until the side effects subside.

For further details about any of the information provided in this article please feel free to contact our team of wellness experts by chat, email, or phone.

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