What are the Side Effects of CBD Oil?

January 2, 2018

You’re interested in CBD oil, but want to know first how it may make you feel? Read ahead!

You may have heard how adding high-performance CBD products to your routine can augment your training, but are concerned as to whether CBD has any side effects that may hinder your day-to-day. Well, props to you for first looking into the side effects of CBD oil before simply adding it into your regimen.

We know you’re serious about what you put into your body, so here we dive into CBD oil and whether it has side effects.

CBD Oil Won’t Get You High

The most common concern among those new to CBD oil is whether the product could mess up their day’s plans by getting them stoned, so let’s address that one right off the bat.

CBD oil is described as “non-psychoactive.” What does this mean?

CBD oil will not get you high when taken at suggested serving sizes.

This is because CBD oil contains only trace amounts of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, that compound found in marijuana that will get you high. THC binds with these receptors in your brain called CB1, activating them to trigger a euphoric effect.

But CBD oil, derived from hemp, contains only 0.3 percent THC – nearly 33 times less than the least potent marijuana and far too little to be psychoactive.

Instead, hemp-derived CBD oil is abundant in CBD, which doesn’t activate CB1 receptors. In fact, CBD blocks the receptor so that it can’t bind with THC, further shutting down the chance of getting high.

This means that, as opposed to THC, CBD oil will not impair your:

  • Consciousness
  • Reaction time
  • Perception
  • Sensory awareness

In other words, you can take your serving of daily CBD oil anytime — mornings, evenings, before or after your daily training session — and feel comfortable in knowing that it’s not going to lay you out on the couch.

What Effects Does CBD Oil Have?

You may notice certain effects from CBD oil as you begin to incorporate the product into your routine. Once the body absorbs CBD, the compound interacts with the cannabinoid receptors of your body’s endocannabinoid system.

Your endocannabinoid system is responsible for keeping many of your body’s functions in homeostasis, or balance. Your mood, memory, appetite, sleep patterns, metabolism, and pain and immune responses are just some of the functions that are regularly kept in check by the endocannabinoid system. When the outside environment influences these functions and tries to throw them off, the endocannabinoid system goes to work bringing them back to balance.

There’s a reason why more and more athletes are adding CBD oil to their routine. By interacting with the endocannabinoid system’s receptors, cannabinoids like CBD can encourage its efforts so that your body runs at its peak.

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How Does CBD Oil Make You Feel?

While CBD oil is not going to get you high, regular users often say that they feel increased energy and improved sleep patterns from taking CBD oil. Add in the endocannabinoid system’s role in mood and immune system regulation, and CBD oil consumers often experience greater overall performance every day.

Other CBD oil users say the cannabinoid causes a heightened feeling of relaxation or calm. This relaxation feeling shouldn’t be confused with the impairing effects of THC, because CBD oil products are non-psychoactive.

For those who do notice awakening or relaxing effects, how quickly they come about can vary, depending on your CBD serving size, how you use CBD, and your body size.

Dabbing or vaping Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate or sublingually taking Dixie Botanicals® CBD Tinctures will deliver CBD to your systems faster. Swallowing the tinctures, isolate or CBD edible products like Dixie Botanicals® Kicks will eventually deliver CBD to your systems, but they have to go through your digestive system first.

Scientists: CBD is “Safe” and “Well Tolerated”

Researchers looking into the safety of CBD have concluded that it is well tolerated and safe.

Just recently, German scientists examined the available research on CBD and confirmed that CBD has a “favorable safety profile,” concluding that CBD has no adverse effects on:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Body temperature
  • pH levels
  • Potassium and sodium levels

Even at higher doses, CBD has shown to be safe for humans. According to WebMD, “CBD doses of up to 300 mg daily have been used safely for up to 6 months. Higher doses of 1200-1500 mg daily have been used safely for up to 4 weeks.”

Some CBD users, the health information site reports, have said that the compound causes dry mouth, lightheadedness, drowsiness, and low blood pressure.

Learn More About Incorporating CBD Oil into Your Routine

Cannabinoids like CBD can help your body maintain balance for peak performance. You can learn more about CBD oil and how it aligns with your active lifestyle by visiting the Dixie Botanicals® blog, or visit the HempMeds® online shop to get started with CBD oil today.