Posts

Common CBD side effects

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.

Intro

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 labtests and 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.

MCT oil 18% lab test

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

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.

Nausea

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.

Drowsiness

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.

Feeling lightheaded

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).

Restlessness

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.

Headaches

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.

Want to learn more about CBD?

The Real CBD is actively blogging and sharing knowledge about CBD products, the way to take CBD, its side effects and all. other relevant topics. Please find more useful articles below:

The Real CBDultimate Product Guide

Does CBD oil have THC?

Different ways to take CBD Oil

 

CBD oil for ADHD?

Facts about this natural approach! Could CBD oil help ADHD?

CBD oil is a natural option which has been tried for everything from chronic pain to cancer.  Many parents with children with ADD and ADHD prefer a drop of the natural option the hemp plant has to offer, then turning to the hard drug treatments like Ritalin (Methylphenidate), which can cause dependency and have a lot of side-effects.

What is ADD and ADHD?

ADHD affects functioning skills which include important functions such as attention, concentration, learning from mistakes, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization memory, motivation, and effort, and social skills. It’s actually an umbrella term for three different types:

  •  ADD is where the child or adult has trouble paying attention.
  • Hyperactive is where the child is frequently wild and out of control. They can be very talkative and super excited.
  • Combined is precisely what it sounds like, a combination of both of the two previous types of ADHD.

No matter what type of ADHD a person suffers from, it all results from signalling issues in the brain.

How can CBD oil help ADHD?

When you consume CBD oil, the plant compounds engage with two receptors in your body. These receptors, known as CB1 and CB2, have a direct effect on specific parts of your body.

brain receptoresCB1 is more present in the brain and is directly related to behaviour and mood. CB2 is more abundant in the immune system. It’s connected to pain and inflammation.

CBD oil for ADHD has been reported to block the activity of gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA). This allows the body to increase dopamine levels naturally which results in calmer and more relaxed behaviour.

Using CBD oil for ADHD is something to discuss with your doctor, but the benefits are showing up in multiple studies around the world.

Can CBD Oil treat ADHD? What Science says:

There is no scientific basis from which CBD could be recommended by a doctor for use as a treatment for ADHD, nor is there any data that could speak to which product or dose would be appropriate however……

Use of cannabis and CBD have been shown clinically to help in the management of troublesome behaviors which occur in ADHD.  A study was done in Germany (2015)* showed that many adults with ADHD prefer cannabis or CBD over pharmaceutical drugs treatment.  They feel the treatment is more natural, has milder side effects, and is more effective.

Another study** show the effect of CBD in children with ADHD. As an all-natural product derived from hemp, it has none of the unwanted side effects found in prescription medication, meaning it may be useful as a long-term replacement.

*http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=461#6

**https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24332802

 

5% pure CBD oil could help!

5% CBD Oil

Pure 5% CBD oil is a good starting point. Our recommendation is to start low and go slow! More is not always better. Put a drop or two under the tongue and keep it in you mouth for at least a minute. If you child don’t like the taste you can mix it on a teaspoon of honey and let that mixture “melt” in the mouth. Do this morning and evening. If you don’t see any changed after a couple of days you can increase the dosage to 3 drops twice a day.

Pure CBD oil 5%

(500mg CBD/10ml Bottle

2.5mg CBD/drop

200 drops/bottle

 

Learn more about all our Organic Full Spectrum CBD Products, read our Ultimate CBD Product Guide.  Or read previous blogs by The Real CBD.

CBD Oil and Drug Tests

Can CBD Oil cure Cancer?

Can CBD Oil help you sleep better?

 

 

 

NEW – The CBD pain Patch to relieve you from your pain!

We love it when CBD and creativity join forces. It’s the result of our hard work and finally, we can offer some truly unique pain patches!

Advantages using the CBD Pain Patch

CBD patches for pain deliver the power and pain relieving CBD (Cannabidiol) into your bloodstream. This by absorbing through multiple layers of your skin. Other delivery methods like vaping CBD or taking edibles can reduce the bioavailability (amount of CBD going into your body). As the CBD compounds need to go through the respiratory or digestive system, before reaching your bloodstream. For example, if you take an 8 mg CBD orally, you will have less of the beneficial value than if you used an 8 mg CBD transdermal patch.

CBD Pain Patch dosage

Another major advantage that the patch is able to offer is you never have to remember when to take your next dosage oil. The patch goes to work automatically while you get on with your day, even if you travel a lot, works different shifts, sleeps late or is busy night and day raising a family. The ingredients are released into the skin over a timed release through absorption.

Additional benefit of using patches is that the CBD is supplied gradually and constantly, rather than in a large, single dose. Patches utilize the skin’s natural barrier properties in order to achieve a constant delivery cannabidiol and achieve steadier blood levels as compared to oils, vaping or edibles.

How does it work?How does it work?

Our skin is the largest organ we have. It covers and protects the body, regenerates when needed, and provides limited but essential penetration. The skin has three layers.

  1. The first layer is called the epidermis. The epidermis is the skin’s outermost layer. This is the layer that contains the primary barrier of the skin to the entry of foreign substances. The epidermis is the layer upon which a transdermal patch is placed.
  2. The second layer of the skin is called the dermis. It lies beneath the epidermis and contains connective tissue that gives the skin structure and strength. The dermis also contains sweat glands and hair follicles. This layer of skin transmits the CBD from the patch into the deepest layer.
  3. The deepest and third layer of skin is called the hypodermis. It is deeper tissue and is made of fat and more connective tissue. This layer contains blood vessels which also reach into the dermis and epidermis. These blood vessels are important in the transmission of CBD from the patch to the bloodstream.

CBD Pain Patch Product Description

You will get 2 sheets of 15 patches in a small handy resealable envelope. This is sufficient for 30 days of pain-relieving daily life. Each patch is 3.2 cm x 3.2 cm skin coloured and very discreet. Every 24 hours you must place the patch anywhere on the body that is hair free, non-greasy from creams and body lotions and covered by clothing. Each patch has 8mg of CBD, which is equivalent to 1 drop of or 15% CBD oil.

More from our blog:

Pure CBD Oil for runners

What is the difference between CBD and CBG

CBD oil for ADHD?

CBD Oil and Cancer

Cannabis is the Latin name for hemp, a plant that enjoys special interest because of the psychological and physical effects. Ever since ancient times, it has been a popular herbal remedy for calming, analgesic, antidepressant, sleep-inducing, nausea-suppressing, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and appetite-inducing properties. The best-known cannabis products are marijuana (weed) and hash, but CBD (Cannabidiol) is gaining popularity and people are slowly opening up towards the medicinal properties of hemp.

The active ingredient of Cannabis

The active ingredients of cannabis are the so-called cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. THC is the psychoactive ingredient that makes users high or stoned. CBD mitigates the effects of THC, has an antipsychotic effect and seems to protect against addiction. The ratio between THC and CBD determines the effects and side effects of cannabis.

Medicinal cannabis

According to the Dutch Office for Medicinal Cannabis (the government organization responsible for the production of cannabis for medicinal purposes), there are sufficient scientific data that shows that cannabis can be effective to help:

  • Pain caused by cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic bowel inflammation
  • Nausea, loss of appetite, weakening in treatment of cancer and AIDS
  • Nausea and vomiting due to medication or radiation in cancer,
  • Muscle cramps and muscle twitches in multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury
  • Prolonged nerve pain, ex. due to damage to a neural pathway, phantom pain, facial pain or chronic pain that persists after healing of shingles
  • Tics in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
  • Therapy-resistant glaucoma

Can CBD oil cure cancer?

CBD alone can not cure cancer. The active cannabinoids in the cannabis plant are like your internal endocannabinosystemid  (ECS). Your body’s endocannabinoids are responsible for keeping your body in balance. When your body is out of balance and in a state of stress, your endocannabinoids work, over time, to correct this imbalance. The endocannabinoids in the cannabis plant enable your body to restore this balance, which is one of the reasons why cannabis works so well for you if you have cancer.

The whole plant is needed when helping to treat cancer, and this includes THC. THC encapsulates the cancer cells and makes them “commit suicide” which then keeps them from mutating and grow. Not every cancer patient want to feel high or stoned for weeks, which is where CBD comes into action. CBD counteracts the feeling of being high or stones so that the patient can actually function in everyday life.

Side Effects of Cannabis for Cancer

As all cancers are different, some can be treated quickly, whereas others take time and cause a lot of discomfort and pain. Cancer not only affects you as an individual but it also your family and friends. It’s crucial to have the best quality of life you possibly can while you’re fighting the disease. Gentle and effective treatments, like cannabis, can contribute to a better quality of life.

The Real CBD have a 60% CBD/CBDa paste available for exactly this purpose. It is available in an easy to dose syringe with a lid. Best stored in the refrigerator for the exact dosage.

60% CBD paste

Reviews from Trustpilot

Tina 5

Excellent quality and fast service!
Excellent and fast service with super quality! Highly recommend therealcbd!


Flemming Jensen

Flemming Jensen Skovbakkealle 25. Danmark.

Man får en god betjening hos The Real CBD (You get really good service at The Real CBD)


Ms Jill m

Happy Customer

This is such an easy website to use Safe and totally reliable Hanne helped me with my order last time and everything was delivered within days and no problem I Will certainly be using again


Yolanda Quintana Triviño

Recomendable

Atención muy buena. Producto genial.


Terry

Excellent product

Excellent product. Excellent customer service.


Eileen

Really works for me not had to take any…

Really works for me not had to take any pain killers since I started cbd oil in October Thank you so much


Helen Harvey

Good contact with company with regards…

Good contact with company with regards to my order. Would not hesitate to order from them again.


CBD Spain

Our latest CBD articles!


Hans Moller

Dont go to the pharmacy anymore

What can I say, had the friggin Cancer 2.5 years ago with alot of chemo, and ended up being totally burnt out. Started with The Real CBD oil, and honestly, my aches and pains from the chemo is like gone, I am coming back to the old me again, but feeling younger. All I can say is, I dont think we will have pharmacys in 10 years time, and dont forget, you dont have to be sick or in pain to take the oil. It prevents and helps you not to be sick!!!! I want to buy shares!!!!!! Its the future of medicine ……… Lots of love and F… Cancer and all the other illnesses, aches and pains.


Tamsin Dowse Tours

Excellent service and product!

Excellent service and product! Has helped me out immensely. Customer service is great and they are very helpful. I recommend it to everyone.


Nicky Segal

This is a wonder product …

This is a wonder product …. has helped me sleeping, my children’s excema and my old dog of 15 years is like a young puppy again. I have recommended it to friends, who have diabetes and others with arthritis and they have all seen amazing results. If you have an ailement you should try this, if you don’t have one … it is great as a preventative.


Marina

Always very helpful

Always very helpful, quick service and excellent products


Rosa Ella Nygaard

Okay

God behandling og hætten er tæt ❤️ (Good service and the tops don’t leak)


Patrycja Wiśniewska

Very Good

Very Good, fast shipping


Miss Deborah Hill

Excellent products

Excellent products, excellent customer service and quick delivery. Can highly recommend


Patrick

Excellent product and Service.

Excellent product and Service. this is my first experience with CBD oil. i am still trialling dosage and effectiveness. Will repost findings/results. later.


John Blower

Great product

Great product and great customer servive, received my order 3 days of ordering


Sue Spelling

Fantastic product and service

Fantastic product and service, highly recommend


Kevin Lynskey

The Real Thing

Quality products


Muro

I finally found my CBG

I finally found my CBG, and tried it for 1 month. It really helped lift my spirits and my focus was noticeable. I think personally that this is the best product for anxiety and getting rid of meds. Makes me sleep better as well. The real cbd are very responsive and generous with information and aftersales. I highly recommend trying their products.


Susan Davies

TheRealCBD are a pleasure to deal with

TheRealCBD are a pleasure to deal with. The response time to any query I’ve had has been extremely quick and my questions answered fully. Friendly, positive, informative, Hanne and Kristian are amazing! My old Rottie has been on their 5% for a while now and I’m seeing a lot of differences in her. Perky, alert, more active on her walks, I’m so pleased that my old lady is clearly happier now on the cpd oil from therealcbd. Thank you so much for a wonderful service and product.


Allison

I’ve been using CBD oil for some time…

I’ve been using CBD oil for some time now, I’m very happy with the real cbd quality. Fabulous service and delivery options. Thanks guys for all your help and patience with my many questions 🙂


Max Kjaer

Helped fix my anxiety and insomnia!!

Helped fix my anxiety and insomnia!!! You guys rock


Matthew McMillan

Great customer service

Great customer service, took the time to explain the different products they offer and helped me pick the one that was right for me and even my doggy too!! fast and great delivery, tracked too! Will certainty be using them again!


Nicky Segal

Excellent product for humans and pets

Excellent product for humans and pets


Kenneth Klever

We have great experiences with the CBD…

We have great experiences with the CBD products of The Real CBD. We use the special pet oil solution for our dog (3 years old). After just a week, we noticed a big difference. Our dog was more relaxed, did show less signs of fear and without any unwanted side effects!


Website Testimonials

Sonia – Esher, UK

Oh my gosh! I am sleeping so much better. 2 nights ago I forgot to take it in the evening and I was back to tossing and turning also the inflammation in my facet joint in my lower back is not as painful. I am totally converted!

Phillip – Costa del Sol, Spain

I’m sleeping so much better and I feel alert and full of energy. I even started CrossFit again. I’ve been recommending it to all my friends!

Anne Mette -Cobham

Ever since I started taking CBD oil I’ve not only been sleeping better but in general I have just had so much more energy. For someone who hits a lot of low energies during the day this has changed my life…making me a happier person.

Aileen

Thank you for introducing me to The Real CBD! I have had a great response to the drops with reduced inflammation in my knees. I can now play tennis without worrying about having to have recovery days and taking ibuprofen to ease the pain! I also used the ointment on some potential skin cancer spots I had been treating with special cream and I believe it helped the spots heal faster. I am sleeping better too- it is wonderful! Thank you & best of luck! A very happy customer

Allison Marbella – Spain

“After struggling to find a genuine CBD product, a friend introduced me to The Real CBD. I am so happy and use it every day just like a vitamin supplement. A great prevention and cure for so many ailments. Even my skin, hair and nails are stronger! Thanks guys”

“I researched many company’s for CBD before arriving at TheRealCBD’s door.  Their expertise and commitment to quality and organic products are impressive! My traumatised rescue dog is now playing with other dogs in the park – the first time in the two years of having her!  Just 3 drops of CBD a day had immediate impact. CBD has  been a game changer for me too and I can’t recommend The Real CBD highly enough. Thank you Hanne and your team for giving me a new lease of life.”

M and my furry friend – Surrey – UK

Thank you so much for the oil, I am overwhelmed with the positive effect is has had on my health and well being.

Overall my energy level is higher and more stable throughout the day, which has helped me reduce the sugar cravings!

  • I am sleeping so well.
  • I definitely feel much calmer.
  • I used to suffer from headaches from tension in my neck and shoulders.  Using the oil has completely reduced the tension and I rarely suffer from headaches these days plus it is saving me a fortune on massages!

Pippa – Costa del Sol

I am one of what I believe to be many of your success stories. I thought it important to share this so people who are not sure, can know of my great joy. I have been using the CBD Oil for 4 months now. I have had incredible results with the inflammation in my hands and feet due to arthritis. For some time my hands were quite painful and swollen and I was unable to use them as normal. The pain in my feet made walking difficult. I was unable to sew, knit or crochet which I missed. This has all changed and I am once again happily making projects, walking with more comfort and no longer having the terrible pain and inflammation. I know it has helped many of my friends and would recommend it highly for those who have not found any other results for similar problems. Your web site is very informative and your on-line chats of great help. Thank you for producing this great product. I am a very happy customer. Kindest regards, Nancy Louer

Nancy Louer

It’s really working! I’ve been on steroids and antibiotics for 5 years for my chronic sinus issues which caused swelling in my nose.  The steroids I was taking helped stop the swelling but with 15mg CBD I could breathe normally and my hands are much less swollen after just 4 nights without steroids. This might be my cure!

What is the difference between CBD oil and CBG oil?

CBD oil has made its rise in the world of nutritional supplements in recent years. THC oil is also being used by more and more people. Still, there are many more cannabinoids in the cannabis plant that people do not know much about. One such cannabinoid is CBG. Did you know, for example, that most cannabis plants contain less than 1% concentration of MEB? This is one of the reasons that this cannabinoid has not received much attention so far. But in 2019, the health-conscious consumer will certainly get to know the effect of CBG oil. In this article we will discuss the difference between CBD oil and CBG oil.

What is CBG oil? 

CBG oil consists of cannabigerol (is a phytocannabinoid) which is diluted with hemp seed oil or olive oil. Our human endocannabinoid system (ECS) produces endocannabinoids. The cannabis plant produces phytocannabinoids. These two types of cannabinoids are very similar. Because most cannabis plants contain less than 1% concentration of CBG, it took some time before the effects of CBG were valued. So far, therefore, it is usually labeled as a “less important” cannabinoid.  During the growth period of the cannabis plant larger concentrations of CBG-A (cannabigerol acid) can be found. As a result, MEB also mentions the “stem cell” of the cannabis plant. However, at a later stage of the growth of the cannabis plant, CBG-A (cannabigerol acid) enzymes are broken down. As with (CBD-A / THC-A), CBG-A is converted into CBG by drying, heating or UV light. We call the latter acid-free cannabinoids. The cannabis plants that are currently available are bred because they contain a lot of THC and / or CBD. As a result, these strains usually have a low CBG content. Nowadays, producers are still experimenting with crossings so that strains are formed with a higher CBG concentration.

What are the effects of CBG?

Because CBG has so far usually been labeled as a “less important” cannabinoid, little research has been carried out into the effects of CBG. We expect that this will change in the short term because more and more people are beginning to realize that the functioning of CBG should not be underestimated.

10% CBD oilCBG oil

What is the difference between CBD oil and CBG oil?

In order to understand the difference between CBD oil and CBG oil, it is important that we realize that CBD and CBG are two completely different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. They differ both in the chemical structure and in the concentrations. Because CBG is mainly present in the growth phase of the cannabis plant, the scientific community thinks that CBG is one of the most important cannabinoids. This is because CBG provides the compounds (cannabinoids) that form later in the plant. However, it is certain that CBG can have a strengthening effect on CBD. Precisely this is a reason we combine CBD oil with CBG oil.

More about CBG

Why CBG Oil is increasingly popular

What are the side effects of cannabidoil?