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Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol – A Cannabis Sativa Constituent

Cannabidiol (CBD) Side Effects

What Is Cannabis Sativa Constituent?

When it comes to using cannabis it is important to understand exactly what you are using and for what reason. Constituent refers to a part of the cannabis plant in this case the sativa budding part of the plant. It is basically a type of the cannabis plant. Originally found in Asia it is now widely grown around the world and known as marijuana.

When using marijuana by smoking a joint or ingesting it via a cookie or brownie one is usually getting all of the cannabinoid benefits and side effects associated with it. This means the patient or user intakes both cannabidiol (CBD), Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabinol (CBN).

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These are three of over a hundred cannabinoids that are found within the the cannabis plant and they are currently found to have the most influence both negatively and positively. CBD is known to have many benefits for inflammation. THC is the cannabinoid which gets you high, however it is also known to have positive neurological effects for those with mental disorders.

CBN is the lesser known cannabinoid but it is the result of both THC and CBD working together. This means both the benefits of THC and CBD can be experience with little to no side effects. However, as mention before. Further research will be needed to fully understand their benefits a swell as the hundred other cannabinoids within the cannabis plant.

Side Effects of Cannabidiol

Like any drug or medication there are always potential side effects associated with them. Cannabidiol is widely understood to be safe as most of its side effects are very minor and dose related. This is mostly due to lack of research which doesn’t provide specific dosage guidelines. This means users must self medicate via trial and error.

As result some people use different concentrations and dosages of CBD which can make them tired, hungry, have a dry mouth or low blood pressure and light headed. The best known way albeit anecdotal, is to use a certain concentration with small doses until you find the right dose you can handle and the right dose for your ailment. Sometime this may result in changing concentrations and keeping a suitable dosage.

One thing is clear however, there have not been any fatal cases of natural CBD overdosing. Synthetic CBD, is synthetic and therefore it can have added chemicals which are deadly. Do not get these confused. Synthetic is dangerous and natural is considered safe.

Doctors Advice for Cannabidiol

Like any medication or drug, you should take it via consultation from a doctor or professional medical adviser. Even though there is limited factual evidence and plenty of anecdotal evidence showing the benefits for cannabidiol, there is still the possibility of negative side effects which could have more of an influence on you than others i.e. allergic reactions.

Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly is registered with the British Psychological Society, breaking the taboo on mental health issues is one of the driving forces in his life. His background in biomedicine gives him additional understanding of the factors that work together to influence the human condition.

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