Does CBD have side effects?

CBD, Fibromyalgia, Pain Management, Stress

Does CBD have Side Effects?

You’ve heard a lot about CBD. It’s all the rage when it comes to skincare, and it’s making waves in the medical world where conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia and migraines are concerned. You want to give it a go to help you manage your chronic pain condition, but you have questions.

And rightly so!

When considering a new therapy or supplement, it’s so important to collect as much information as you can so that you can make the best possible choice for you and your body. And, of course, perhaps one of the biggest questions that may be playing on your mind – does CBD have side effects?

As with any medication or supplement, CBD oils, gummies and creams may produce adverse reactions in some individuals. But don’t panic! You’re not about to grow an extra ear or start speaking in tongue!

The identified side effects relating to CBD are mild and usually go away with consistent use. Let’s explore them a little further…

Side Effects of CBD 

According to research, some side effects you may experience when using CBD oil include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dry mouth

Now, because CBD doesn’t contain THC, you don’t have to worry about any long-term addiction potential and, as you can see, the side effects of CBD are minor and usually short-lived – if at all.

When deciding whether CBD is the right choice for helping you manage your chronic pain, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons. Do the benefits outweigh the minimal side effects?

The Benefits of CBD 

While CBD may cause a few side effects for a short time, its benefits are becoming clearer as research progresses:

  • CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system to stabilise homeostasis and improve overall health and wellbeing
  • CBD interferes with inflammation and pain receptors, reducing pain symptoms in people with conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • CBD can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety
  • CBD can decrease symptoms of insomnia

As you’ll know, chronic pain conditions can interfere with all of the above. If you’ve found yourself struggling with them, CBD might be the right choice for you, despite any minor side effects.

Final Considerations 

As with any new supplement you want to try, it’s important to have all the facts straight and consider the risks and benefits to make an informed decision. When considering CBD, it’s important to remember that:

  • CBD is considered safe and effective by medical professionals
  • CBD is not a cure or a replacement for your regular medications
  • CBD may interact with some medications, meaning its vital to do your research before you give it a go
  • When trying any new supplement, always consult your doctor first

CBD Support with Rolling with The Glen 

Trying something new to help manage your chronic pain condition can make you feel a bit nervous. Hopefully, I’ve given you all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether CBD is right for you.

If you’d like more info, just a chat, or are ready to give CBD oils a go, please do not hesitate to get in touch

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