December 17, 2022 4 min read
Studies are looking intothe pros and cons of consuming CBD edibles as it becomes more popular. This article covers the side effects of CBD edibles, including frequently asked questions about CBD edibles.
Marijuana-infused edibles include various foods and drinks. Although it may be legal to purchase in certain jurisdictions, they pose several health hazards. Compared to smoking marijuana, the effects of edibles take a little longer to kick in. THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, is often added to edibles, but CBD-only options exist. Medicinal effects from edibles might last for up to 12 hours. Edibles take longer to be absorbed than smoking marijuana. This lag might lead an unskilled user to overdose on CBD.
While CBD does not provide the "high,"THC gives marijuana its psychedelic effects. Although CBD has several potential benefits, it is also linked to several potential drawbacks. Unlike their THC-containing counterparts, CBD edibles rarely cause hallucinations and typically have milder negative effects. Some CBD-related side effects are listed below.
Avoid using CBD with other drugs due to the lack of research and the possible hazards of low-quality CBD on the market. According to Dos Santos et al. (2020),CBD can have an unfavorable effect when used with various drugs. Some examples of these drugs include those used to treat depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, and pain. The safety of CBD edibles cannot be guaranteed since they lack FDA clearance.
According to White (2019), one of CBD's most prevalent and unwelcome side effects is stomach and bowel problems. Your digestive system may undergo some modifications while your body adjusts to digest CBD, which is the major problem. You can feel sick in your stomach. Hydrate thoroughly. Ensure you eat lighter foods, so you don't have a bloated stomach. Eat something dry and soft, like crackers. You should seek a doctor's opinion if you have any concerns about your health.
In many edibles, the quantity of CBD is hard to quantify and hence unknown. There is a widespread absence of regulations and quality assurance to determine CBD concentration and product labeling, resulting in erroneous dose estimates for many edibles.
According to Spindle et al. (2020), another of CBD's potential negative effects is dry mouth. This happens because of CBD's effect on the endocannabinoid system. CBD affects various physiological processes regulating eating, mood, energy, and sleep. CBD's interaction with the brain and nervous system receptors is linked to its beneficial effects on these processes. Cannabinoid receptors, of which CB1 and CB2 are subtypes, are what CBD binds to have an effect. When CBD is ingested, it attaches to and interacts with cannabinoid receptors, causing a reduction in the receptors' normal activity. One such instance is the concept of hunger. As a result of impaired neuronal communication, CBD may make you feel less hungry. Maybe there are some other things involved. A broad-spectrum CBD oil tincture or CBD oil blended with a carrier oil may help alleviate dry mouth symptoms. The addition of honey to the CBD tincture is also promising.
According to Lachenmeier et al. (2019),some people feel nauseous after using CBD supplements. This is conditional on the individual's sensitivity to CBD and the dosage taken. Different CBD supplement formulations, such as oils, candies, tinctures, and vapors, may result in widely varying absorption rates. All of these factors, plus your unique make-up, will determine the specific CBD side effects you feel.
CBD edibles won't get you high. CBD and THC are often confused with one another, but they are two distinct compounds. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis. It binds specifically to the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. This might cause alterations in eating habits, memory, and other mental processes. However, CBD does not have a high effect. CBD may improve cognition by interacting with receptors, but it does not produce intoxication as THC. CBD products can't include more than 0.3% THC by weight, which is well below the level most individuals report feeling intoxicated.
CBD edibles do not have localized effects as topical. That's why you might anticipate broader effects because the onset of action is delayed in edibles. A tincture of CBD is among the most efficient methods to absorb the compound quickly since it is absorbed under the tongue. digestion must occur first for edibles like gummies to have any impact. The effects of ingesting gummies might persist longer than taking a pill.
The FDA has not yet evaluated CBD for safety; online dosage information may be inaccurate. It's easier to trust the CBD's potency if it comes from a reliable source audited by an independent lab. The CBD should be non-GMO, pesticide- and metal-free, and not derived from a food source that could alter absorption. When used in small doses, CBD rarely causes any adverse effects.
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