Can You Take Too Much CBD?

June 19, 2019

Can You Take Too Much CBD?

One of the first things people tend to ask when they initially commit to trying CBD is: Can you take too much CBD? This is a normal concern. After all, pretty much every supplement or medication has those blaring warning labels that give information about what happens if you take too much of something, and some of the repercussions of doing so can be really bad. BUT CBD is definitely not the same as everything else. Here's a look at why. 

Cannabidiol Is Endogenous

CBD is endogenous, which means it is something your body creates already, so it would be illogical to think that something your body already makes on its own would cause you harm if you had too much. Essentially, when you take CBD, your body is getting more of a good thing it should already have at work within the endocannabinoid system

In the body, CBD acts as a sort of balancer. It stabilizes the endocannabinoid system and the extra cannabinoids just get expelled through natural bodily functions. In other words, the body uses what it needs to achieve the balance that is lacking no matter how much CBD you take. 

CBD Dosing Is Different for Everyone

There are no clear-cut rules about CBD dosing, and if you think about this, it is for good reason. People choose to take CBD for different reasons. Some will take CBD for anxiety, some will try CBD to help them relax, and some may even try CBD to help with arthritic pain. All of these people would be trying to achieve a specific improvement by giving their own endocannabinoid system what it needs to help with their ailments, so each of them may require a different dose. 

The majority of those who try CBD for a certain ailment will start with a lower dose and work their way up to a dose that provides what they are looking for. For instance, someone taking CBD oil for anxiety may start out with a small dose in the first few days and increase their dosage over the course of a few weeks until the anxiety-related symptoms get better. 

The Bottom Line On Taking Too Much CBD

Can you take too much CBD? Sure, you can take too much of anything. However, the bottom line is this: Taking too much CBD is probably not going to cause you to experience anything much beyond a little drowsiness, which is far less worrisome than the side effects that can come from taking other things for certain ailments.

The scientific studies that have been published have shown participants in CBD studies sometimes experience things like dry mouth, drowsiness, or maybe mild diarrhea, but even these symptoms are hit or miss and only noted in a few studies. Overall, getting started with a CBD regimen should not really bring about a lot of concerns of overdosing or harming your body by consuming too much. CBD is a good thing, it is natural, and it is something your body already makes. Check out the rest of the FAQs on Mahalo Wellness to find out more. 






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