CBD oil side effects

More and more people are curious about cannabidiol (CBD). CBD oil could mean a lot for many physical and mental complaints, while it would have virtually no side effects. That almost seems too good to be true! In reality, there are certainly known side effects of CBD oil. However, these side effects are in any case mild, with exceptions, while the use of medication often plays a role. In this article we go into more detail about this. In this article we talk about the side effects of CBD oil, but it relates to CBD in general.

CBD oil side effects

Most common side effects of CBD oil

CBD oil CBD is one of over 120 different cannabinoids found in cannabis. It works in our body in a very different way than the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. Unlike THC, CBD oil will certainly not give you a high effect, nor will it cause red eyes, a laughing and eating kick, or paranoia. However, some people experience one or more side effects after using CBD oil. The most common side effects of CBD oil are: dizziness, nausea, fatigue and diarrhea. Also, some people experience dry mouth, decreased blood pressure, and changes in appetite and weight. The quality of a CBD product plays an important role in this.

Quality CBD oil

That one CBD oil is the other is not, was shown in a sample of 46 bottles of CBD oil. Less CBD was found in some than stated on the label. Other bottles even contain no CBD at all, while they did contain THC (the substance that makes you high). It is therefore certainly important to use a CBD oil that has been properly tested for ingredients. At kraatje.eu, that is something you can be sure of: all our CBD products have been extensively tested in an independent laboratory and provided with a batch number, which provides a link to the laboratory report. This way you can in any case rule out side effects due to THC, this substance is not present in our products.

Side effects of CBD oil and drug use

Did you know that cannabinoids like CBD are broken down by the same enzymes (proteins that can break down or convert substances in the body) as about 80-90% of all medication? These enzymes belong to the group 'Cytochrome P450' and are called 'CYPS'. These cyps occur in our liver, intestines and lungs. When CBD oil enters our body, it does its job there and is then broken down and removed from our body. This breakdown is done by enzymes. The same happens when we take medication. If we take both substances at the same time, our body may not be able to make enough enzymes quickly enough to break down both substances in time. This allows a drug to remain in the body longer than necessary, which may also increase any side effects of that drug.

Detoxifying side effect

CBD oil presses many different buttons in the body, as it were. It helps to restore the natural balance, which you can think of blood sugar, body weight, appetite and sleep. Because processes in the body are more efficient, a detoxification process can occur. This can be experienced as a very unpleasant side effect.

Dosage CBD oil important

In research it has been seen that CBD was well tolerated by people even in extremely high doses of 1500 mg per day. It is unlikely that you would administer such a dose. Converted to a bottle of Kraatje CBD oil, you would have to consume no less than 3 bottles (!) of 5% in one go. When you start using CBD oil, it is recommended to start with a low dose and build up from there. In this way you can experience in peace what CBD oil does for you. What a low dose is, varies from person to person. Broadly speaking, we can divide the dosage as follows:

  • Microdose (< 50 mg/day)
  • Average dosage (50-100 mg/day)
  • Macro dose (100-160 mg/day)

Your ideal dosage also largely has to do with what you want to use CBD oil for. If it is a more general use, for overall support of your health, a microdose will suffice. If you have a serious condition, you will probably benefit from a higher dose. It is also interesting to know that CBD oil in a low dose has a more activating effect, while a higher dose will relax you more quickly.

In the Netherlands, people usually speak of percentages rather than the number of milligrams. However, you should also be able to read how many milligrams of CBD it is on the product label.

At Kraatje.eu you will find CBD oil of 5% and CBD oil of 10%, with respectively 500 mg and 1000 mg CBD in the bottle. A 10 ml bottle contains approximately 250 drops, which means that with the 5% CBD oil you will receive approximately 2 mg of CBD per drop, and 4 mg with the 10% CBD oil.

Maximum Recommended Dosage

In the Netherlands, a maximum recommended dose of 160 mg CBD per day is used. This has everything to do with legislation. From this amount, our government has identified a medicinal effect. This means that CBD oil should no longer be sold as a commodity, but as a medicine.