Overdosing On CBD: Is It Possible?

CBD Overdose
CBD Overdose
CBD Overdose
CBD Overdose

CBD is touted for its ability to be able to provide relief and help you control a range of health problems. As the popularity of CBD grows, so are the awareness and safety concerns being raised. The reason behind questions relating to the safe limit of CBD dose and as to whether CBD overdose can happen, are valid and needed.

If you are a CBD user, then these questions would have crossed your mind too, at some point in time or the other. A study showed that one would need to down 2 kg of CBD at a time to end up overdosing.

But this doesn’t mean that you can down a bottle of CBD!

Can You Overdose And End Up Taking Too Much Of CBD Oil?

CBD has very few side effects and overall it is not toxic for human use. In the year 2017, the WHO issued a comprehensive report that concluded the safety of cannabidiol and the benefits that humans can reap from it at doses even as high as 1500 mg CBD every day.

What is more, is the fact that there is not one report of a fatal overdose involving CBD products anywhere in the United States and neither the rest of the world.

The trouble however can arise from the reaction that the CBD can have with other medications that the user is consuming. Having an overdose of prescription drugs can tip the balance of the mechanism of the brain functions and that can lead to serious internal damages or even death, this is never the case when it comes to CBD and other cannabinoids like THC.

How Much CBD Is Too Much?

When asked the question of whether can you overdose on CBD, the answer doesn’t have to be a fatal overdose. The meaning could also extend to describe the negative reactions that are credited to high doses of CBD.

While CBD products will under no circumstances get you high or lead to a fatal overdose, it could mean that taking too much CBD can cause negative effects to surface.

CBD is a generally well-tolerated substance and is considered a safe supplement. Most of the unpleasant experiences occur when the products are dominated by THC and not CBD. Some of the potential side effects of having an excess of 1500mg of CBD/ day are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Sedation
  • Dry mouths
  • A temporary drop in blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Change in appetite

The exact ‘overdosage’ will depend on the user’s body chemistry and weight among other body attributes.