Cannabidiol is one of the safest natural compounds offered by Mother Nature
Cannabidiol (CBD) is still a relatively new development that has been receiving mixed public reactions. Those who automatically, and erroneously, equate CBD to marijuana continue their fallacious attempts to keep the cannabis compound from gaining support, which leads to the spread of misinformation. On the other hand, there are those who are stepping forward, working to set the record straight and allow CBD to be recognized for all of its natural talents. Because of this major amount of mixed signals, it’s easy to see how some would be confused and may not be willing to try CBD, but the record needs to be set straight.
When determining what dose of CBD to use, there’s no need to be overly rigid. Each individual body is different – different heights, different weights, different body mass indexes – and these come into play when determining how much CBD is enough. However, there really is no such thing as “too much” CBD.
According to a study published in the Current Drug Safety journal in 2011, it would take a dosage of almost 20,000 milligrams administered over a short period of time for CBD to be toxic to the body. Given that many products – edibles, vaporizers, sublinguals – provide less than 100mg, this limit is almost impossible to reach. The journal adds, “Several studies suggest that CBD is well-tolerated and safe in humans at high doses and with chronic use.”
Another study, conducted two years ago, supported those results. There were some limited side effects – such as changes in appetite, lethargy and diarrhea – but these are also side effects associated with alcohol and a number of prescription medicines. Most of the prescription medicines have side effects that are seriously worse than the desire to want to sleep.
When getting started with CBD, start small. Use a capsule or softgel, which often contain controlled dosages, and monitor the results. If the desired effect isn’t felt within a few hours, try again with a slightly higher dose. This can be repeated until you find your target amount but, as a beginner, start slow to see how the body reacts.