Are There Any CBD Side Effects?

The CBD is known for its potential to treat a wide range of ailments. This cannabinoid is not toxic, but are there really any CBD side effects?

CBD is a natural chemical substance derived from the cannabis plant. This compound belongs to a classification known as cannabinoids, which are found in both cannabis (phytocannabinoids) and the human body (endocannabinoids). CBD has become very popular in recent years for its ability to help in the treatment of the symptoms of a large number of diseases and health problems.

It should be noted the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antiemetic properties of the compound. CBD is a more powerful neuroprotective antioxidant than vitamin C and vitamin E. Research has also shown its capacity in the treatment of cancer cells in vitro. It is noted that the highest doses of cannabinoids are therapeutic for various psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and dementia. Research in the field of diabetes and nausea has also shown its potential.


Cannabis is known to be a safe and natural medicine, with virtually zero deaths associated with its consumption. Research has classified grass as the least dangerous substance compared to others such as alcohol and nicotine in terms of toxicity. The known risks associated with cannabis occur in the field of mental illness. THC, the psychoactive component of the plant, has been linked to the origin of certain mental problems in some people.

However, CBD is usually taken in the form of extract and isolate, derived from industrial hemp or low-THC varieties. CBD is not psychoactive and has actually been shown to be antipsychotic.

The CBD, in general terms, is considered safe. It exerts its effects on the body through a broad spectrum of pathways, acting on the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system indirectly. It also interacts with the serotonin, vanilloid, GPR55 and PPAR receptors.

Like any other substance that you can administer to your body, CBD has side effects. Although they are not necessarily serious, it is worth knowing them if you are going to consume this cannabinoid or plan to do so in the future.

CBD Side Effects

A 2017 article, published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, documents the safety and side effects of CBD. This article discusses the use of CBD in numerous clinical studies, most of them related to epilepsy and psychotic disorders. The most common side effects of CBD are fatigue, diarrhoea, and changes in both weight and appetite.

Generally, these CBD side effects are minor. The authors of this report assure that the CBD has a better profile of side effects compared to other drugs used in the treatment of medical conditions that we mentioned earlier.

Another report, on this occasion published in the journal Current Drug Safety, showed that CBD has no adverse effects on physiological parameters, such as heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, psychological and psychomotor functions, gastrointestinal transit and the food intake.

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