The Truth About CBD: Understanding Safety and Risks

As an expert in the field of cannabidiol (CBD), I have witnessed the surge in popularity of this compound and the numerous claims surrounding its potential health benefits. However, as with any supplement or medication, it is crucial to understand the potential risks and side effects. One common question that arises is whether consuming too much CBD can be harmful. While there is still much research to be done on tolerance and dosage guidelines, current evidence suggests that individuals can safely tolerate doses of up to 1,500 mg per day. In fact, there is very little evidence of CBD overdoses.

However, this does not mean that it is completely risk-free. It is essential for individuals to use CBD products properly and responsibly. This includes ensuring that cannabidiol is the right choice for their needs and purchasing high-quality CBD oil from a reputable source to minimize the chances of experiencing any adverse effects. In a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, my colleagues and I discovered that individuals who used CBD were nearly six times more likely to have elevated liver enzymes (OR = 5.85; 95% CI, 3.84-8.9) and almost five times more likely to develop drug-induced liver injury (OR = 4.82; 95% CI, 2.46-9.4) compared to those who received a placebo. This raises concerns about the potential for liver damage from CBD use. While further research is needed to fully understand the link between CBD and liver function, it is important for individuals to be aware of this potential risk. It is also worth noting that most CBD products contain less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. This means that CBD is non-intoxicating and does not produce a "high" like THC does.

Makayla Orscheln
Makayla Orscheln

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