Because CBD supplements come in so many different forms—such as oils, gummies, tinctures, and vapors—the amount that’s actually absorbed can vary drastically. This, combined with each person, will ultimately affect which (if any) CBD side effects you might experience.
CBD is technically an unregulated substance in the United States and therefore it ought to be used with caution. This is especially important for those taking additional medications and/or those with ongoing medical issues. That said, preliminary research on CBD and its benefits are promising in relation to helping with mild to moderate health concerns and it is generally considered a safe substance. Health professionals do not consider CBD a cure-all for serious medical issues, including cancer.
Can Interact With Other Medications
CBD—the abbreviation for cannabidiol, a substance that's generally derived from the hemp plant—has skyrocketed in popularity over the last five years. In fact, according to research, "CBD" as a Google search term remained stable from 2004 to 2014 but has since ballooned by up to 605%.
Karen Cilli is a fact-checker for Verywell Mind. She has an extensive background in research, with 33 years of experience as a reference librarian and educator.
CBD Is Still an Unregulated Substance
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.
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What’s impressive – and perplexing – is CBD’s versatility. To better understand this, let’s have to look at CBD’s potential adaptogenic properties.
CBD Edibles and CBD Softgels
Unlike many natural remedies, CBD does have an effect that on yourself that you will feel. When you take CBD, it takes about 15-45 minutes to feel an effect. Keep in mind that CBD is not like THC, where you feel “high,” but you feel a subtle effect of calm and relaxation.
CBD works by activating the Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, indirectly by a channel of receptors within our central and peripheral nervous system located in our brain, spinal cord, organs, and immune system.
How Long Does it Take to Feel the Effects of CBD?
If you want to know more about how long it takes CBD to work, check out our article about it here .
However, CBD is known to have side effects , which will intensify as you increase the dose. We’ll get to that in a minute.