The most comment side effects of CBD include drowsiness, gastrointestinal issues, dry mouth, reduced appetite, nausea, and interaction with other medications. Those are outlined in detail below.
Also known as “cotton mouth,” CBD can potentially cause your mouth and eyes to feel very dry. Though this side effect is more likely to occur with THC, it can happen with CBD as well.
There are several reasons why someone might want to use CBD. The substance can be found in a multitude of products ranging from pain-relieving creams to edible tinctures to skincare. Research is still underway, but over the last few decades scientists have become more aware of how CBD might be beneficial when applied either topically or ingested.
Figuring out your ideal dosage can be tricky as people respond to CBD differently.
If you’re planning on taking CBD and have an underlying health condition, we recommend speaking with your health care practitioner so that they can provide you with better guidance given your condition, medical history, and medication you may be taking.
How Does CBD Make You More Alert?
Researchers are still looking to understand CBD’s effects and pharmacological pathways fully, but it’s believed that CBD’s interaction in the endocannabinoid system helps to regulate the sleep-wake cycle through its relaxation effect.
Unlike its cannabinoid counterpart, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is not an intoxicant.
CBD May Support Better Sleep Quality
These compounds interact with a system, aptly named after the plant that led to its discovery, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, a fancy word for “balance” in the body.