Are there any side effects to CBD oil?

There are many benefits to taking CBD oil, but of course many people interested in trying it do wonder if there are any side effects to CBD oil, which is a sensible question to ask.

You should always know exactly what you are putting in your body and therefore need information in order to make an informed decision on whether CBD is good for you.



There are a few side effects to CBD oil that we will detail in this article. The most common, although not overly common, side effects to CBD oil are very simple:

Changes in gut health

As your body first adapts to CBD oil, it has been documented that some people experience some nausea and possible diarrhoea. These can disappear with smaller doses or as your body acclimatises.


Again you may feel tired as your body adapts to the CBD. If it continues, it may be worth speaking to a doctor or adjusting your dose.

Changes in appetite and weight

You may feel more or less hungry when taking CBD oil and this can in turn affect your weight. Again, if this affects you negatively, then lower your dose.


When you first disrupt mood and hormones, you can sometimes experience feelings of irritability. As with the above, this should go away as your body adjusts.



Another side effect to CBD oil is that it can increase the level in your blood of the blood thinner Coumadin, which in turn can affect the body in a variety of ways.

CBD oil also comes with what many call the ‘grapefruit warning’, as it can interfere with some medications or supplements and the way that your body metabolises them, in the same way that grapefruit does. Check any medication you are taking and if they have the grapefruit warning on them, take note that CBD can behave in the same way.

In summary, to answer the question “Are there any side effects to CBD oil?” The short answer is that it is generally considered safe but you may experience some temporary, adverse reactions in gut health and energy levels. However, these tend to stabilise themselves, and indeed disappear, as your CBD dose levels stabilise.

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