Can you overdose on CBD?

Can you overdose on CBD?

Can you overdose on CBD?

The technical answer is no, because CBD cannot become toxic in high quantities. However, as the popularity of CBD oil continues to grow, this is a question that many people are asking and it is still important to know how to dose CBD correctly, in order to avoid unwanted side effects.

In this article, we will explore what an overdose is, how much CBD is recommended to take daily and what other potential risks are associated with taking too much CBD.

What is an overdose and how do you know if you've had one?

An overdose occurs when you take more of a substance than your body can safely handle. Symptoms of an overdose can vary depending on the substance involved, but may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and difficulty breathing.

How much CBD is "safe" to take in a day?

There is no definitive answer to this question as everyone's body will react differently to CBD. However, it is generally considered that most people can handle up to 100mg of CBD daily without any side effects.

Higher doses may also be well-tolerated by some people, but it is always best to start with a lower dose and increase gradually as needed.

If you are taking any medications together with CBD, you should first inform your doctor, as there is a potential for interactions. While overdoses have not been recorded, it is possible that some people may have higher sensitivity to CBD and cannabinoids in general. So be sure to start with a low dose and increase gradually as needed. If you do experience any adverse side-effects, lower the dosage you are taking of CBD immediately and consult a healthcare professional.

So, can you overdose on CBD?

To date, no study has reported an overdose on CBD oil. However, it is possible to accidentally take too much CBD than recommended. There haven't been many studies on the toxicity of CBD. That would be hard to test because it would be difficult to find people who would want to take that much CBD. However, a study published in 2011 showed that the "toxic" dose of CBD is around 20,000 mg at once. This means that you would need to swallow 10 bottles of CBD oil, containing 30ml of liquid and 2000 mg per bottle.

What are the risks associated with taking too much CBD?

As we mentioned, CBD is generally considered safe and there are no known serious side effects associated with taking it. However, taking too much CBD could potentially cause some mild side effects such as:

  • nausea
  • dry mouth
  • drowsiness

What is the correct CBD Dosage?

In general, it is always best to start with a low dose of CBD and increase gradually as needed. This will help you to find the optimal dose for your individual needs.

Can you overdose on other cannabinoids, such as THC?

Yes, it is possible to overdose on THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. However, it is very difficult to do so as it would require consuming a large amount of THC-containing products. The symptoms of a THC overdose are typically unpleasant but not dangerous, and may include anxiety, paranoia, and dizziness.

Can You Build a Tolerance to CBD?

Generally speaking, tolerance refers to the body's decreased ability to respond to a drug after repeated exposure. In other words, you need more of the drug to achieve the same effect.

There is evidence by users that it is possible to build a tolerance to CBD. Additionally, it's worth noting that tolerance may vary from person to person. Some users may find that they need to increase their dosage over time to achieve the same effects, while others may.

This means that you may need to take higher doses over time to achieve the same effects. If you find that you are needing to take higher and higher doses of CBD, it may be time to consult a healthcare provider. They can help you determine the cause of your tolerance and whether or not it is safe for you to continue taking CBD.

Final Thoughts

CBD is generally considered safe and there are no known serious side effects associated with taking it. However, as with any substance, it is possible to take too much CBD. If you do experience any adverse effects after taking CBD, you should adjust the dosage accordingly. And if you are taking any medications together with CBD, be sure to inform your doctor about this as there is a potential for interactions.

While overdoses have not been reported, you should still be mindful of the amount of CBD you take on a daily basis. So be sure to start with a low dose and increase gradually as needed. And if you do experience any adverse effects, stop taking CBD and consult a healthcare provider.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.