The Potential Dangers of CBD: What You Need to Know

As a medical expert in the field of CBD, I have witnessed the growing popularity and use of this natural remedy.


, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant that has been praised for its potential health benefits. However, as with any medication or supplement, there are potential negative side effects that must be taken into consideration. One of the main concerns with CBD is its potential interactions with other medications. This is especially important for those taking blood thinners, as CBD can also have a blood-thinning effect.

It is crucial to consult with your doctor before starting any new medication or supplement, including CBD.Another cause for concern is the lack of regulation and standardization in the CBD industry. This means that the purity and dosage of CBD products can vary greatly from one brand to another. As a result, it can be difficult to determine the exact amount of CBD you are consuming, which can lead to unexpected side effects. In clinical research, it has been shown that CBD oil can cause side effects in some individuals. In fact, a study found that 91% of people with seizure disorders who took Epidiolex, a prescription CBD product, experienced side effects due to the medication. The specific side effects and their severity can vary from person to person and from one type of CBD to another.

Some common side effects reported include nausea, fatigue, and irritability. These side effects may be more pronounced in individuals who are sensitive to medications or have underlying health conditions. One potential concern with CBD is its ability to interact with other medications in the body. This is because CBD can compete for the same liver enzymes that break down certain drugs. As a result, it can increase the levels of these medications in the blood, potentially leading to adverse effects. Interestingly, CBD is not the only natural substance that can have this effect.

Grapefruit, for example, has a similar effect on certain medications and is often advised against for those taking certain drugs.

Makayla Orscheln
Makayla Orscheln

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