Is CBD Risky? — What You Should Know About CBD Side Effects


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Considering CBD comes from the cannabis plant, it’s no surprise many customers raise concerns over its safety. Specifically, new customers have serious questions about common reactions related to CBD oil.

Although most healthy adults have nothing to fear with taking CBD extract, there are legitimate side effects worth keeping in mind. Just because CBD is non-intoxicating doesn’t mean you can’t experience a negative reaction. However, if you know what to look out for in a quality hemp extract, you will increase the likelihood of having a pleasant CBD experience.

So, Could CBD Trigger Bad Side Effects? 

Most healthy adults don’t report issues after taking CBD. However, it’s not unheard of for people to experience mild to moderate side effects. Below are a few of the most common reactions related to CBD:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive upset (e.g., diarrhea or constipation)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dry mouth

Most often, people who experience any of these reactions were taking too much CBD in one go. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to say how much CBD is “too much” for each patient. Everyone has a unique metabolism, which means we all absorb CBD differently.

Also, customers should remember that CBD could interact with prescription drugs. Anyone taking doctor-approved medications must speak with their physician before adding CBD oil to their diet.

How Could Customers Avoid CBD Side Effects? 

The easiest way to reduce your risk of side effects is to start with the lowest recommended dose of Tribe CBD oil. The less CBD you take in one session, the lower chance you’ll experience an adverse reaction.

Speaking of dosage, new customers should keep a “hemp journal” to record how many milligrams of CBD they’re taking each day. You should also note any positive or negative effects with each dosage. This information will help you establish your ideal CBD tolerance.

Please only increase your dose of CBD oil by about 10 mg per day. Keep increasing each day until you find the right amount to produce your intended effects.

If you’re afraid to dive straight into Tribe CBD oil, please remember we now offer vegan-friendly CBD gummies. Unlike CBD tinctures, edibles take longer to enter the bloodstream—hence, they have subtler effects. As long as you don’t exceed the recommended dose of CBD gummies, they should have a lower risk of side effects versus tinctures.

Final Tip: Always Double-Check Your CBD’s Ingredients!

In addition to dosage, a CBD oil’s quality plays a significant role in the likelihood of side effects. Often, it’s not the CBD that causes a person to feel “off” after taking hemp extract. Since the FDA doesn’t regulate the hemp industry, there are some “companies” selling fake CBD products with questionable secondary ingredients.

The only way to ensure your hemp manufacturer sells authentic CBD is to review their third-party lab certifications. These Certificates of Analysis will help you verify the hemp you’re consuming is pure.

Tribe CBD always sends our products to state-of-the-art labs for thorough tests before selling them to you. For total transparency, we post all of our latest lab tests online. Please feel free to reach out to our team if you have any concerns regarding our CBD products.