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Can You Overdose On CBD?

It’s a valid question, CBD is starting to pop up everywhere and with so many stories about people overdosing on pharmaceuticals, it’s natural to wonder ‘can I overdose on CBD?’

CBD (cannabidiol) is a 100% naturally occurring molecule found in the cannabis plant. Over the counter, CBD supplements like what we offer are made from high-quality legal hemp. We have to use the hemp plant instead of the marijuana plant as hemp contains extremely low amounts of THC. THC is the illegal psychoactive molecule which gets you ‘high’.

CBD has been widely recognised to help a whole host of health conditions. But, as CBD’s popularity continues to grow, so do safety concerns. CBD is starting to appear in everything from food to pillows, it makes you wonder whether you can overdose on CBD.

In short, CBD is safe and non-addictive and has no potential for dependence. There’s no possibility for a dangerous overdose there are some unlikely unpleasant side effects. 

CBD is non-addictive and safe

In 2017 the World Health Organisation deemed CBD to be non-addictive and safe with no effects indicating potential abuse or dependence. As seen on page 5 of this report

Since CBD is a derivative of the cannabis plant, we understand the concern about overdosing on CBD. CBD is one of over 100 already discovered cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Another you’ve probably heard of is THC. 

Is it possible to overdose on CBD oil? 

Nope! No-one has ever died from taking too much CBD, and there are little to no side effects. In clinical studies participants, were given remarkably high doses varying from 200mg-800mg per day! All of which were found to have no severe side effects and no signs of toxicity. These doses are much higher than those of the typical user.

What happens if you take too much CBD?

As CBD is widely tolerated by the majority of people with no possibility of a fatal overdose, it is considered a safe dietary supplement. 

Most of the negative stories you’ve heard regarding cannabis will stem from too much THC, not CBD. However, this being said there some unlikely side-effects of CBD which may differ from person to person:

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea

CBD interacts with everyone uniquely including different amounts of CBD ingested. Many different factors come into play when finding your unique dosage, you can find more about how to find yours here.

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