CBD oil is causing a huge frenzy in the health world, especially when it comes to wellness.
It’s growing in popularity in Ireland with stars like Roz Purcell raving about it.
There are many misconceptions about it because it comes from the same plant as marijauna.
But people shouldn’t be worried because it doesn’t have THC, which is what makes people “high.”
While there are a host of benefits of CBD oil, there are some dangers people need to be aware of.
Some people have reported an unpleasant, dry feeling in their mouth after taking CBD oil. This effect seems to be caused by the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the inhibition of saliva secretion.
A study published by Argentinian researchers back in 2006 showed that cannabinoid receptors (type 1 and 2) are present in the submandibular glands which are responsible for producing saliva.
The activation of these receptors alters the salivary production, leading to mouth dryness (also referred to as â€ścotton-mouthâ€ť). But dry mouth is nothing to be feared, it will just make you thirsty.
Early studies of CBD oil have shown that high doses of may worsen tremor and muscle movement in Parkinson’s disease sufferers.
However, there are also studies that say CBD is safe and well-tolerated by those with the disease.
If this occurs, reducing the dose should reduce this potential side effect. Parkinsonâ€™s disease sufferers should consult their doctor before taking CBD and also begin any regimen by taking smaller doses.
Taking larger doses of CBD oil can cause a small drop in blood pressure, usually within the first few moments of the CBD entering your system.
This drop in blood pressure is often associated with a feeling of lightheadedness.
If you are taking medication for blood pressure, you should consult your doctor before taking CBD oil.
This can be caused by the drop in blood pressure that can affect those using higher doses.
This side effect of CBD is temporary and can often be resolved by drinking a cup of coffee or tea.
In higher doses, CBD can cause drowsiness. If you are affected this way, you should not operate machinery or drive a vehicle. In most cases however, CBD is a wake-inducing agent , decreasing slow wave sleep and REM sleep
Some of the other risks that may come with taking CBD oil include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and bloating.