Intake of CBD dosage more than it is required is not lethal, but is certain to produce some temporary and unpleasant side effects. But wait — there’s more! If a person keeps on in-taking high doses of CBD products, their bodies will develop a tolerance against the compound. In other words, you get the same results but without any side effects.
Are you suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, etc.? You’ve tried everything but can’t seem to find an effective cure. For people like you, CBD has emerged as a blessing in disguise. I have personally seen various individuals using these products and praising the remarkable changes they have brought in their lives.
So, in this blog I am going to discuss the side effects of CBD overdose and the appropriate amount you need to take to avoid it.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of CBD Overdose?
As mentioned, CBD is considered well-tolerated and no cases have been reported of its toxicity. But it can produce side effects, and the level of severity depends on the quality and dosage of the product. This is why you need to buy high-quality products.
Potential side effects of CBD include:
- Dry mouth
- Change in appetite
- Lower blood pressure
But you know what else? Most first-time users have mentioned the side effect as mild sedation. But it should not be an issue, especially for those suffering from high anxiety and insomnia. And when it is consumed with alcohol or other sedative medications, it can result in high sedation.
So what’s the problem? CBD-induced drug interactions are something people should know about. Research has shown when it is taken with other medications, the CBD is broken down into the same pathways as other prescription drugs. This results in an altered concentration. This means too much of a drug will produce side effects, and too little of it will not work efficiently. Further, it can also compromise the liver’s ability to function properly. As a result, it is best to consult with a doctor before beginning to use CBD in conjunction with any other supplement.
Moreover, prescription medications that can cause altered concentration include:
- Herbal products to support sleep
- Warfarin and other blood thinners
- Amiodarone (heart medication)
- Levothyroxine (thyroid medication)
- Seizure medications (clobazam, lamotrigine, valproate)
What Quantity of CBD Is Considered Too Much?
Want to know more about CBD overdose? According to a published study of Current Drug Safety conducted in 2011, an intake of around 20,000 mg of CBD taken all at once is considered toxic.
Put it this way, if you consume around 2000mg per bottle of CBD oil, that makes 10 full bottles, then it would be considered toxic. So for the first time users, the doctors’ suggestion is to start low and then increase it somewhat, somewhere between 5-20 mg per day.
In the end, when consumed at the recommended dosage, or slightly above the daily dosage, you don’t have to worry about CBD overdose.
General guidelines on CBD dosage
These are general guidelines that several doctors use when recommending the use of CBD. However, the intake may vary as different issues require different amounts to be consumed to treat them effectively. Also, these guidelines offer an idea of what is considered a normal dose and a high dose.
- A person with a weight of 30 lbs consuming 1 MG-2.5 MG is considered a normal dose, and 7.5 MG is a high dose.
- A person with a weight of 40 lbs consuming 2.5 MG-3.5 MG is considered a normal dose, and 10 MG is a high dose.
- A person with a weight of 50 Lbs consuming 2.5 MG- 5 MG is considered normal dose and 15 MG high dose.
- A person with a weight of 75 lbs consuming 5 MG-7.5 MG is considered a normal dose, and 20 MG is a high dose.
- A person with a weight of 100 Lbs consuming 5 MG-10 MG is considered a normal dose, and 30 MG is a high dose.
- A person with a weight of 125 lbs consuming 5 MG-10 MG is considered a normal dose, and 30-40 MG is a high dose.
But we are not through yet. There are also guidelines made as per different ailments and conditions. It is as follows:
- Anxiety: 300mg–600 mg per day
- Epilepsy: Start with 2.5 milligrams per kilogram twice daily, depending on the person’s body weight.
- Central neuropathic and cancer-related pain: 30 milligrams a day.
- Addiction to opioids: 400 or 800 milligrams per day
- Arthritis: 30 milligrams maximum per day or 250 milligrams topically applied
In the end, the medical industry is still conducting research on the appropriate dose and what makes it work best for them and what makes it toxic. As a result, always begin slowly and steadily to achieve the best results.Also, buy quality products from a reliable company to avoid unwanted effects. If you are a manufacturer of CBD products, contact CBD Boxes for quality custom vape boxes and much more.