Can You Take Too Much CBD?

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Dose is important when taking any kind of medication or supplements, even though some may be more harmful than others when the dose is not followed. So, what about CBD oil and other CBD products? Of course, dose is still important, but is it dangerous to take too much of these products? Let’s look at some of the evidence behind this and any potential side effects that might come from taking too much CBD.

Can you overdose on CBD oil?

Simply put, you cannot fatally overdose from taking too much CBD oil. A toxic dose of CBD is considered to be almost 20,000mg in a short period of time. To put this into perspective, the full-spectrum CBD oil bottles sold on our website range from 500 to 1,000mg. So, if you quickly down 20 of these bottles, you’re (unsurprisingly) likely to be pretty sick, but even this isn’t considered to be lethal.

The side effects of taking too much CBD oil

So, what is likely to happen if you take too much CBD oil or eat too many CBD gummies? Here are some of the side effects that you might expect:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Dry mouth
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Anxiety

Also, taking lots of CBD frequently is likely to raise your tolerance levels, meaning you will need to take a higher dose in order to enjoy the same benefits.

Figuring out the right dose for you

A study found that frequent users of CBD can easily tolerate up to 1,500mg per day of CBD oil, but it is better to start at a much smaller dose if you are new to the product or if you don’t use it on a regular basis. The product you buy should have some guidelines in terms of how much to take. Start by following these, or even lowering this dose if you feel like it, and monitor how it affects you.

A 20mg dose is a good place to start, allowing you to assess the effectiveness and how it makes you feel. Various factors will affect how much you should take, though, including your body weight and how you are consuming the CBD. As we’ve said, it’s better to start with a small amount until you feel comfortable. You can always take more if you’re not feeling the effects, but you should wait a while before deciding to take more as it may not have been fully absorbed yet.

Take a look at the range of high-quality, full-spectrum CBD oils and other products we have available on our online store at Yadkin Valley Organics.