We all have heard – and seen – the outstanding benefits of CBD Oil. So, why are so many still afraid of it? Well, we were all raised on the notion that pills and the Doctor know best. That’s not necessarily true.
A 2001 NCBI study concluded that CBD “does not induce changes on food intake, does not induce catalepsy, does not affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature), does not affect gastrointestinal transit and does not alter psychomotor or psychological functions.” Compare that with many medications that we take on a daily basis. CBD is much, much safer. CBD does not have the same psychoactive properties that THC does. THC and CBD are the two most prevalent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant – and both do different things.
But Wait – Are There Side Effects?
Well, of course. Every single medicinal remedy has a side effects.
Drowsiness: Many people describe the effect of CBD as a ‘wave of relief’ or a ‘calming sensation.’ It’s worth noting that these feelings can manifest as drowsiness in high doses.
Dry Mouth: Recently, scientists confirmed that there are in fact cannabinoid receptors in the salivary glands of humans. CBD interacts with these cannabinoid receptors and inhibits the secretion of saliva – which can cause ‘cotton mouth’.
Low Blood Pressure: Very high doses of CBD can induce a slight drop in blood pressure that is often associated with mild lightheadedness.
Lightheadedness: As described above, some consumers experience mild feelings of lightheadedness as a result of the slight drop in blood pressure.
Are the benefits worth it? For most, they are.