We are not going to go over the amazing benefits of using CBD as they are endless, but we will cover its potential side effects. If you are considering using CBD in the form of oil then keep on reading.
Most often you will find good reviews, but occasionally someone experiences adverse side effects. The question is: Are these side effects a result of the CBD itself or just the result of user error? The answer isn’t so straightforward.
Before you decide to start to take CBD, do the research and speak with your healthcare practitioner to cover all of your bases. You should look at the benefits, dosing methods and dosage, additives and of course the risks involved with taking CBD.
How to protect yourself
There are many different CBD products on the market, each with different additive, purity, and potency factors. Unfortunately, some companies are only wanting to cash in on the CBD business, by providing low quality products that may have synthetic additives.
The best way to avoid these additives is to look for a company that provides total transparency about their product. Even though CBD is not regulated by the health ministries, legitimate and proffessional CBD producers pay for third-party labtestsand make them public. These tests generally look at the quality of the CBD oil and provide information regarding potency, cannabinoid and terpene profiles, and purity.
When purchasing a CBD product, you should have full access to a list of ingredients and any third-party test results.
CBD Side effects
There is still a lot of research to be done concerning the side effects of CBD. This makes it slightly difficult to give a definitive answer. When you look for online reviews, you will find lots of positive responses about the amazing benefits of CBD. But ever so often, you will find a complaint or warning of side effects. Generally, these side effects are mild and are usually simple to resolve.
To help you make an educated decision, below is a list the most commonly reported side effects related to CBD. These are some of the experiences of other users or taken from relevant studies.
Dry mouth is sometimes present. Luckily, it is easily manageable by consuming plenty of water before, during and after your CBD consumption. In general, it is important to remember to drink enough water daily, so staying hydrated carries a clear advantage for a variety of reasons.
A Drop in Blood Pressure
Some studies have shown that higher doses of CBD have caused a small drop in blood pressure, so for those who are taking medication for low blood pressure, it is important for them to consult with their doctor before consuming CBD. Low blood pressure is often tied with a feeling of lightheaded, which can be uncomfortable for many.
Although CBD is commonly considered a good way to ward off nausea, some people report an upset stomach or feeling nauseous as a side effect. Because our digestive tract is so delicately balanced, there are several reasons this could happen. Too much CBD can easily lead to nausea and results in loss of appetite. Luckily, the fix to this problem is pretty simple. Just take less CBD, smaller doses and less frequently.
CBD effects everyone a bit differently. For some, CBD is giving energy and focus, but for others, it can produce the opposite. In high doses, some people have reported feeling drowsy after taking CBD. If this is how it affects you be sure not to take your dosage when you have to be most active.
One of CBD’s more temporary possible side effects, feeling lightheaded, which is often linked with a drop in blood pressure, can be easily managed by consuming some sort of caffeinated beverage, which will help to regulate your body back to normal, (a cup of tea or coffee works wonders).
Contrary to the previous effects, some users report that CBD makes them feel restless. Of course, extra energy is not necessarily a bad thing, but for people who want to treat insomnia or use CBD to help them sleep, restlessness is frustrating. Sometimes, higher doses are needed to help users get the “sleepy” effects they’re looking for.
Rarely, someone may report having headaches after using CBD oil. Some people chose CBD as an alternative to migraine medications, and many studies have shown that cannabis has the potential to reduce inflammation and pain due to headaches.
It is likely that an increased dose can result in negative effects. Generally, there is no reason to increase your dose if you are already experiencing the desired effects. If you suddenly start experiencing mild side effects after an increased dose, that is a telltale sign that your dose is too high.
Increased Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease
There is significant evidence that CBD oil may help with motor impairment, rigidity, difficulty sleeping, tremors, and other symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. CBD is shown to have neuroprotective effects that help reduce the severity of these symptoms. However, some users report that CBD actually increases tremors due to Parkinson’s disease. There is not much scientific evidence to explain this reaction. It is important to talk with your doctor when using CBD oil for treating chronic illness.
We can not recommend to take CBD if you are on blood thinning medication, read more here.
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UPDATE APRIL 2020 – The CBD world grows every day and new brands come and go. Some CBD products are made at home in the kitchen and sold through a variety of channels, while others are created in production-grade factories and are lab tested. For newbies, it can be very overwhelming to decide where to find suitable products and which ones you can trust.
What CBD product is best for me?
What is actually in that bottle you are willing to pay a small fortune for? Browsing through an endless amount of products with names you can’t even pronounce can get tiresome and make you feel lost, leading you to give a shot in the dark and still feel uncertain about what you are buying or just give up altogether. This article is an overview of what The Real CBD has to offer with guidelines for which product is best suited to you. This should help you on your journey of finding your perfect CBD product. Before we walk you through the full range of CBD products, let’s highlight all the products and their unique properties. The icons on the horizontal axis indicate the product. More information about the products can be found when scrolling down!
The Real CBD Product Update October 2019
In October 2019, while updating this blog post, we proudly announce the launch of three new products. Please use the following link to learn more about our CBD Oil for Pain, CBD Appetite Suppressant and the unique and pampering CBD infused clay masks: https://www.therealcbd.com/en/product-update-october-2019/
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The ultimate Real CBD Product guide
So, now we know what CBD products are most common, and which are used to battle a long list of diseases and conditions. Next, we are going to explain the qualities of each product. We differentiate the following categories:
The 3% CBD oil is good for general body maintenance and can improve overall well-being. It is not a very strong oil so it is a good choice, to begin with, a discover if CBD is something for you. As it is a starting oil you cannot expect to see any major changes, but it is great to start off your journey with CBD. Our pure CBD oil guarantees you a high-quality nutritional supplement derived from European Hemp plants, grown in organic soil.
5% CBD Oil (500mg CBD in 10ml dropper bottle)
The 5% pure CBD oil is good when taken for preventive purposes along with maintaining a healthy, general well-being. It is known to help issues such as high blood pressure or minor inflammation. If you suffer from IBS, Crohn’s disease or Celiac disease without symptoms which are too severe, this oil will be perfect for you. Our body relies on the Endocannabinoid system to stay in homeostasis; an internal balance maintained despite the external ups and downs in life. At times, the body doesn’t produce enough cannabinoids to combat these fluctuations. Adding CBD oil to your wellness routine helps to keep the cannabinoid levels in check.
10% CBD Oil (1000mg CBD in 10ml dropper bottle)
The Real CBD’s 10% CBD oil has many benefits. It can help improve your sleep, reduce inflammation and relieve menopausal symptoms. It gives a generally positive influence on your overall well-being and is also useful for reducing pain associated with arthritis. The CBD is produced in an organic and natural way. The harvest is hand-picked and converted into a high-quality CBD product. The flavour of this organic full spectrum product can be described as nutty and herbal.
15% CBD Oil (1500mg CBD in 10ml dropper bottle)
This high-strength oil contains high levels of CBDa, which is the acid form of cannabidiol which has shown positive results in relieving pain associated with arthritis. This active ingredient is often lost during production; however, our product is able to maintain the CBDa perfectly thanks to our production process which avoids excessively high temperatures. This product has also shown many benefits for people in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The 15% pure CBD oilis our best seller because of its wide range of benefits.
CBG/CBD Oil (8%CBG/6%/CBD in 10ml dropper bottle)
CBG oil has helped many with their anxiety and depression. It is showing positive results with Huntington’s Disease and IBS patients. Acceleration of bone growth after breaking a bone has also been a positive result of taking this product, along with helping osteoporosis patients. The fast-moving, competitive society engulfed in social media we live in today is leading many youngsters to suffer from anxiety and depression, and CBG oil has shown outstanding results in helping them. CBG interacts directly with the neurological receptors in the brain and re-connects the “broken circuits”.
15% CBG Oil (in 10ml dropper bottle)
Another special CBG oil for anxiety, stress and depression. This is a formula for more severe cases. For people who maybe have been on mood modifying medication for an extended period of time and would like to try and come off that. Here 15% CBG can help in the transition time. This should of course always be done together with your doctor or healthcare practitioner. The oil has a bitter taste and we have added a little bit of mint to soften the bitterness.
25% CBD Oil (2500mg CBD in 10ml dropper bottle)
Pure 25% CBD oil is used to help chemo and radiation patients restore balance. It helps to relieve pain related to Fibromyalgia and MS and helps blood sugar levels in Diabetes II. It is a very potent oil with many benefits. Parkinson’s patients have seen vast improvements in their daily quality of life on this specific CBD oil.
40% CBD Oil (4000mg CBD in 10ml dropper bottle)
Our new 40% CBD oil with MCT as carrier oil is a super potent product. It is used for severe pain and for cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This CBD oil will create homeostasis and help the body rebalance and fight the disease. It has a nice smooth taste and is easy to dose from the 10ml dropper bottle. You will not find many 40% pure full spectrum CBD oils on the market – this is a very unique product decently priced and available all year around.
60% CBD Paste (6000mg CBD in 10gr syringe)
High concentration CBD/CBDa paste is a very potent CBD product, normally used to help with extreme pain or for cancer patients going through chemo or radiation. As a result of it’s high strength it is extremely useful when it comes to inflammation. MS patients and cancer patients can improve their daily lives and reduce the symptoms of their diseases.
CBD Pet Solution ( in a 10ml dropper bottle)
This CBD oil is specially designed for pets. It helps your pets fight health conditions, anxiety, phobias and improves general quality of life. Dogs and cats have a much faster metabolism so you will see improvements very quickly. You can place the drops in their food or on a treat. We all just want our pets to feel good! This oil can help your furry friend maintain a lustrous, shiny coat while also targeting the digestive system and energy levels. An overall winner for pets! The Pet solution is available in 3 different strengths 2.5% for smaller pets, 5% for medium-sized pets and a 10% CBD oil for the big pets.
Our Athlete oils are specially created with a focus on muscle restoration and anti-inflammation after an intense workout. The carrier oil is MCT oil known for its benefits within the sports world. The 7% oil is developed for people who train 2-3 times a week with moderate intensity.
The 18% Athlete oil is already our best seller and became famous in the sports world. The fact that it can reduce D.O.M.S for athletes and sports professionals who do intense training 4-7 days a week and restore the muscles quickly is a huge welcome in the training society. The reports are that sleep is better and cortisol levels are lowering meaning that intense training is possible without all the negative side effects.
5% CBD Oil with Turmeric & Black Pepper (500mg CBD/200mg Turmeric in 10ml dropper bottle)
This combination is a match made in heaven. The black pepper provides better absorption of turmeric through the body. The potential health benefits of turmeric (curcumin) include better regulation of inflammation. It can be used in the treatment of numerous inflammatory conditions thanks to its fantastic anti-inflammatory effects.
(1000mg CBD/200mg Turmeric in 10ml dropper bottle)
This powerful formula is designed to help support a healthy lifestyle. Turmeric has been used traditionally in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for a myriad of health benefits. The active compounds in Turmeric are called curcuminoids, which includes the notable curcumin, known for its powerful antioxidant activity. Clinical trials have found it to be more effective than a placebo for relieving pain and swelling in people with osteo-and rheumatoid arthritis.
Sleep Solution (500mg CBD/ 200mg Melatonin in 10ml dropper bottle)
The 500mg CBD Sleep Solution is great for better and deeper sleep. 1 drop has 1mg of Melatonin for easy dosage. Together with CBD’s calming and relaxing effect you get a “double” effect. This oil should only be taken before bedtime. You can combine this oil with a daytime oil from our CBD combo pack 1,2 or 3.
100% THC-free CBD Oil (1500mg CBD in 10ml dropper bottle)
An oil created for people who regularly go through drug testing in their work or at the sports club. This oil is made with CBD Isolates and organic olive oil ONLY and is 100% THC free.
Eat Less – Natural Appetite Suppressant
This CBD Distillate oil is especially designed to suppress your appetite. One of the purest forms of CBD you can get. This natural appetite suppressant is a special “recipe” of distilled concentrated cannabinoids including CBD, CBG, CBDV and THCV. Distillate makes it possible to make solutions specifically designed to help special conditions. It is practically tasteless and odourless and can be taken either before or after a meal.
120mg CBD Balm (120mg CBD in 30ml jar)
This balm is a fantastic help for minor skin conditions such as dry patches, redness or smaller wrinkles. It is beeswax based so it gives moisture and provides the skin with vitamins and minerals.
300mg CBD Balm (300mg CBD in 30ml jar)
This balm is great for localized pain, applied to skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or to help sooth your arthritis. This potent balm has shown many good results on acne and problematic skin. The balm comes with a lovely lavender scent and will last you a long time.
CBD Bentonite Clay Skin Mask
Our CBD Bentonite clay skin mask is an absorbent silicate formed from volcanic ash. It has been used for centuries to detoxify and heal the skin and body. Bentonite has the ability to draw out all impurities from your skin. This clay is recommended as a “cure-all” for a vast number of skin ailments.
This bottle gives approx. 200 drops. Vaping CBD is a very affordable, direct and convenient option for your daily CBD intake. We have chosen to make our E-liquid flavourless so you can blend it with your favourite E-liquid flavour.
150mg CBD E-Liquid (150mg CBD in a 10ml bottle)
A slightly stronger E-liquid for people with periodical normal lung and respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, bronchitis or throat infections. CBD E-liquid is considered the most bioavailable way to take Cannabidiol. This is because it enters the bloodstream via the lung capillaries quicker than it would if it’s ingested in food via the stomach with drops.
500mg CBD E-Liquid (150mg CBD in a 10ml bottle)
Full spectrum CBD e-juice means it is made from the whole cannabis plant. This ensures that as well as Cannabidiol, the source also contains terpenoids, (terpenes) which have their own physiological benefits too from anti-anxiety to anti-inflammatory properties. This product is ideal for all kinds of lung patients, from asthma to chronic bronchitis to COPD. The CBD can dilate the airways, inhibit possible inflammations, and normalize mucus production. It often reduces the coughing stimulus. By inhaling CBD in this way, it goes directly to the spot, and the effect is faster and more effective. Use is not limited to just this group, because CBD has a general analgesic and (muscle) relaxing effect. It can also provide relief in case of headaches.
CBD Pain Patches (8mg CBD in each patch)
We are proud to finally offer the CBD Pain Patch. It is a premium quality transdermal patch with 8mg of CBD, which stays on the skin for 24h. The body heat activates the slow release of the CBD which will enter your bloodstream almost immediately. A superbly developed patch with the finest skin-friendly adhesive on the market together and the highest quality carrying film.
CBD Lollipops (25mg CBD in 40g Lollipop)
Our CBD edibles are extremely popular. Our lollies come in many flavours and are an easy and convenient method to get your daily dosage of CBD, especially if you’re on the move. We have minimized the amount of sugar by using pectin to get the best consistency. As this product still contains sugar, we recommend only to use it when necessary and not as a daily addition to your CBD regime.
Water Soluble CBD Powder 2.8% in Capsules – Full Spectrum
Micro-encapsulated Full Spectrum cannabinoids with 5 times bioavailability to conventional CBD oil.
Free from taste and aroma of hemp and can be mixed in any drink, smoothie, coffee or tea. Simply open the capsules and you can sprinkle it over your food, or use it in your cooking. Adding it to your e-liquids when vaping or even adding it to your pet’s food. Mix it into your face creams or body lotion. You can of course also just take the capsule as it is.
This CBD powder is probably the most versatile cannabidiol product on the market without being GMO or NANO technology. Allowing you to use less for greater benefits.
Products from The Real CBD do not cure but may provide relief from many additional ailments on a patient by patient basis. The body cures itself. These statements have not been evaluated by the (FDA) or any similar agency (EU) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting any new supplement program.
The vast majority of people suffering from sleeping disorders neglect their issues for years. Why is that?
Difficulty getting into sleep, having trouble sleeping? Or waking up early: a large group of people experience problems sleeping, often referred to as sleeping disorders. A good night’s sleep is not only important to function well, but also to prevent health damage. Chronic sleep disorders increase the risk of getting diseases and other health issues. But it also causes reduced energy, concentration and memory problems, and even irritability. On the list of natural remedies that are used to battle sleeping disorders, CBD oil is getting increasingly important.
Most individuals with sleeping problems considered these to have an impact on their daily functioning, with family life most affected in the Western European sample, personal activities in the US sample and professional activities in the Japanese sample.
It is especially the women who have sleep problems. Women generally sleep a little longer than men, but they have more difficulties getting into sleep, and use more sleep medication than men, according to this study.11 percent of women in the age group 41 to 65 years use sleep medication vs. 4.6 percent of the men, in the age group 65+ this is even 17.5 percent of women vs. 6.1 percent of men.
Medication and sleeping disorders
Not everyone is keen to use sleeping pills. They can help you sleep better for one or a few days, but sleeping medication also has many disadvantages. For example, they have side effects such as drowsiness during the day and can cause concentration problems. They increase the risk of falling (elderly people) and therefore increase the risk of fractures. In any case, general practitioners are careful when prescribing these so-called benzodiazepines because you get used/hooked to them quickly. If you use them every day for a week, the effect decreases. So you need more and more sleeping tablets to be able to sleep. In short: within a few weeks, you become addicted and dependent on such a drug. Doctors only recommend them if the need is very high and then only for a few days or temporarily.
Natural resources against sleeping disorders
Natural substances such as melatonin, chamomile, and valerian have been sold for years in the fight against insomnia. Relatively new in this list is cannabidiol or CBD oil as a natural tranquilizer. In the endocannabinoid system in the brain, the brain produces a type of marijuana that is native to the body: endocannabinoid 2-AG (arachidonoylglycerol), a protein-created substance that has the same effect as THC, the active component in marijuana. The brain produces another type of marijuana, anandamide. The exact role of both substances is not clear, but this includes the regulation of appetite, pain sensation, memory and anxiety. And a lack of it can cause complaints such as concentration disorders, insomnia and restlessness.
Although further scientific research is needed into the functioning of the endocannabinoid system, CBD seems to be a natural alternative to prescription sleep aids. CBD generally does not cause any side effects and can be used by almost anyone.
If you have any questions regarding the use of CBD Oil, please visit our CBD FAQ page. Or contact us regarding any questions that you might have. We are happy to assist you, and our team exists of professionals with over 10 years of experience in the natural healing industry.
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