does CBD have side effects?
CBD is often said to have “virtually no side effects”. However, they can be found in the literature. Side effects include fatigue, accelerated bowel movements, change in appetite or weight, nausea and reflux, low blood pressure, dizziness and drowsiness. Practice shows that in some people red, itchy spots develop on the skin. What is often mentioned is that little is known about the long-term effects of CBD.
CAN CBD IN COMBINATION WITH MEDICINE ARE A RISK?
According to several studies, CBD oil in combination with drugs can pose a risk. The body breaks down medicines. CBD can slow down this breakdown. Medications that CBD can affect are: antidepressants, beta-blockers, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, statins, blood thinners, steroids, anti-inflammatories, NSAIDs and antibiotics. Whether and how big this effect is when using CBD oil is not yet known.
* NSAIDs are painkillers with an anti-inflammatory effect. They are good painkillers but they regularly cause unpleasant side effects. The best-known NSAIDs are ibuprofen, diclofenac, and naproxen. They are sometimes sold under a different name (a brand name).*
BEWARE WITH CHEMO
Studies indicate that people undergoing chemotherapy should be extra careful with the use of CBD. Most cytostatics are broken down by the same group of enzymes as CBD. As a result, more chemo will remain in the body than necessary. The capacity of this enzyme system differs per person, so the dose of CBD is also different.
CONSIDERING USING CBD OIL FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES?
Because CBD is becoming more and more known, more and more people are also using CBD for medicinal purposes. It is important to first consult with your doctor. Studies show that CBD can provide relief for a number of conditions, but CBD does NOT cure the condition! However, CBD can change the symptoms of the condition and have an effect on medicines. If you are taking medicines, we recommend that you first consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using CBD oil.