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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.

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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.

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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

 

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CBD oil can be a highly effective and safe supplement. This guide aims to educate pet owners on the benefits of CBD while providing tips on how to purchase a quality product, dosage guidelines and ways to talk to your vet about CBD for your dog

It’s an understatement to say we love our pets. Our furry children are part of our daily lives, hilarious members of the family and emotional support providers when we need it most. We always want to keep them in good health, so with all the buzz around the benefits of CBD products for humans, it comes as no surprise that CBD oil for pets has become a hot topic of discussion among pet owners and vets.

CBD is an all-natural, natural way to help your beloved furry friends overcome a variety of ailments and behavioral issues. All without the side effects that come with traditional prescription medication. Unlike medical marijuana, which can be toxic for animals, CBD oil for pets is typically derived from industrial hemp and contains less than 0.02 % THC — nowhere near enough to cause either psychoactive effects or toxicity in even the smallest animal.

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While research around the benefits of CBD oil for pets is fairly new, there are many anecdotal stories about the efficacy of CBD in pets. What’s even more exciting is that these aren’t isolated incidents. People all over Europe are daily finding that CBD is giving their nervous, temperamental, ailing or elderly dogs an improved and better quality of life.

To learn more about how CBD oil can work for your pet, we’ve covered some important topics below like the types of ailments it can help with, how to choose a quality product, dosage guidelines and ways to talk to your vet about CBD.

Understanding How CBD Oil Works for Pets

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) functions the same way in people as it does in pets. In fact, the ECS exists in all mammals with receptors in the body: in the organs, immune system, glands, connective tissues and the brain. Receptors are involved in a number of physiological processes including pain sensation, memory and appetite. In short, the endocannabinoid system provides an essential bridge between the body and mind.

The ECS in both dogs and humans is part of what maintains the natural balance in the body and is stimulated by endocannabinoids which we all produce internally. However, the ECS can also be stimulated by external cannabinoids. This includes Cannabidiol—commonly known as CBD—the non-psychoactive compound found in the hemp plants. Much like humans, pets can become deficient in endocannabinoids. This is where CBD comes into play for treating a variety of ailments.

If your pet is suffering from ailments like chronic pain, inflammation or anxiety, you might consider giving them a pet-friendly CBD product. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, meaning it won’t make your dog “high.” In fact, CBD oil is known for being well-tolerated, even at large doses.

Benefits of CBD Oil for Pets

Because CBD oil for pets is typically produced from industrial hemp, it doesn’t come with the psychoactive effects present in high doses of THC. And can be used to safely treat or manage a variety of conditions in pets without the side effects associated with many conventional medications. Your pet may benefit from CBD oil if they suffer from:

  • Acute or chronic pain
  • Seizures
  • Arthritis and inflammation
  • Psoriasis or sensitive skin
  • Itching from allergies
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Lack of appetite
  • Glaucoma
  • Separation anxiety
  • Situational anxiety from loud noises, car travel or bad weather
  • Chemotherapy-induced vomiting
  • Motion sickness

By this point, you’re likely interested in incorporating CBD  into their daily regimen. But with so many available products, where do you start? In the next section we offer advice  on how to choose a quality CBD product for your pet and what to look out for.

Choosing a Good CBD Product for Your Pet

Not all CBD products are created equal. With the growing popularity of CBD oil for pets, there are many sellers jumping on the train to get their share of the market. However, not everyone makes a quality product. It’s always important to do your research to get the right CBD product for your furry friend.

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Research is time well spent when choosing a CBD product
  • Always buy a CBD product made for pets, not for humans—Remember that CBD products are very different for humans and dogs. There are potency and dosage measurements that correspond with each and are important to follow.
  • Buy Organic—Hemp can easily pick up contaminants from the soil it’s grown in, which you don’t want transferred to your pet. So make sure the CBD products you buy is grown on organic soil.
  • Ask for a certificate of analysis—Serious companies will provide a certificate of analysis showing their product has been lab tested.
  • Choose a product with a CO2 extraction method—This system uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and low temperatures to assure the purity of the product and to keep most of the cannabinoids intact.
  • Choose a healthy carrier oil—For maximum absorb-ability, look for a CBD product that has an organic carrier oil. It should also be free of alcohol.
  • Beware of products that contain essential oils—It’s easy to confuse natural with safe. Essential oils are potent substances that can pose serious risks for pets. While great for humans, essential oils can cause skin irritation in dogs and some are even toxic.
  • If you can find reviews ­-  If you can find reviews of the company’s products or of their service you can determine yourself if you feel comfortable dealing with them. Maybe they have a chat online where you can ask your questions and feel the customer service.

CBD Oil for Pets vs. Other Products

With the growing popularity of CBD, new products are entering the market every day—some are more effective than others. The three most popular CBD products for dogs are oils, capsules and treats.

  • Tincture (oil)—This is the most common and effective method, providing the fastest relief from symptoms. CBD oils are always administered in drops. While the exact amount of drops needed for a dose can vary from one product to another, 2-4 drops taken 2-4 times a day is generally suggested.
  • CapsulesCBD capsules are clean and come with easy measurements. Each capsule typically contains between 5-20 mg of CBD. Again, the exact number of capsules needed for a dose can vary from one product to another. But 1 tablet taken 1-2 times per day is typically suggested.
  • Treats—Treats are great for sensitive pups and picky eaters. If you find you’re having trouble with oil or capsules, this might be the best method for your pet. Keep in mind that, unlike oil and capsules, CBD dog treats can contain varying concentrations of CBD per treat and can be less effective. Dosage is also known to vary by brand, so it’s best to follow the specific product guidelines.

How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Pet?

Understanding the correct CBD dosage for your pet can be confusing. Many companies will show the amount of CBD per serving, the amount of CBD per milliliter and the amount of CBD per bottle. Always read the instructions and seek out more information on a product’s website if necessary.

As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to follow this formula for the appropriate dosage: 0.50 mg x 1 kg of bodyweight.

Administer CBD oil orally, or if your pet is picky, it might be easier to mix with their food. Next, you’ll want to closely monitor their behavior, as it can take up to an hour to kick in. Always remember to start with the minimum dosage and increase if needed. Now that you have an understanding of dosage guidelines by weight, you’ll want to evaluate the type and severity of your dog’s ailments.

How to Talk to Your Vet About CBD Oil for Pets

Many pet owners prefer their vet’s advice on new supplements, medicine or food, so bringing up the topic of CBD oil can be uncomfortable, because of “the worlds” relationship to cannabis. Here are some suggestions on how to best approach the topic of CBD oil for your pet with your vet.

Be Open and Honest

First, keep in mind that while your vet may not be up to date on the latest research around CBD oil, it’s unlikely they will be surprised by your inquiry. With more pet parents curious about the benefits of CBD oil for dogs, they’ve likely already been approached about it.

You might mention that another pet-owner friend, who uses CBD oil, has noticed benefits for their dog or cat. You can also bring up news stories or articles about the benefits of CBD oil that are relevant to your dog’s situation. Don’t be hesitant to state why you are curious about CBD oil. And remember, that your vet has your pet’s best interests in mind.

Ask Questions

Your vet sees many pets every day, so they may be able to share what other dog owners have found to be helpful. Here are a few questions you can ask your vet to start the conversation about CBD.

  • In your practice, have you seen CBD oil benefit other pets?
  • Are you familiar with any research or studies on CBD oil?
  • What’s your personal opinion about CBD oil?
  • Would you support my decision to give my pet CBD oil?

Potential Side Effects of CBD Oil for Pets

As you know by now, CBD is a non-psychoactive and non-toxic substance that will not cause an overdose in your dog. Unlike products that contain THC. THC is toxic for cats and dogs. However, as with anything new you give your pet, there can be some trial and error. It’s common for them to appear sleepy 30 minutes to an hour after giving CBD oil. However, there are some symptoms you should look out for.

  • Hyperactivity
  • Vomiting
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Disorientation
  • Excessive Sedation
CBD oil for Pets
CBD oil for Pets

Stop treatment immediately if your dog displays any of these side effects. After they are feeling better, try resuming treatment at a lower dose. If the conditions persist, fully stop treatment and contact your vet.

CBD oil for Pets

It never hurts to do some digging of your own. To date, there have only been a few studies published on CBD for animals. Which limits the amount of true scientific data. However, there is a wealth of anecdotal evidence to help you make an educated decision. Here is an example:

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fvets.2018.00165/full

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In this article, we continue to provide answers on the most frequently asked questions about cbd, and cbd oil products. Today, we take a closer look at how much cbd you should take in certain situations and occasions!

How much cbd oil should I take in general?

Begin with 1 drop 3 times a day. For more specifics please head over to our “Which cbd dose should I take” page. Important to know is, before we continue, that the dosage of cbd differs for each person, it is best to start small and gradually increase until you experience the desired result.

How much cbd should I give my dog?

There are many cbd products available for our pet, in many convenient forms. Extracts can be given from a dropper bottle directly into the mouth, added to food, dropped on a treat, rubbed into the bare skin or inside the ears, or dropped on an animal’s paw so they will lick it off. But to stick with the question. for animals, the cbd dosage can vary due to many different factors. It may be necessary to experiment a little to find the right amount, and how often to give. As a Spain based cbd company, we deal with this a lot. Spain is a country that is known for having a close relation with pets. The typical suggested starting cbd dose we recommend is 1 mg – 5 mg CBD per 5kg (10 lbs) of your animals body weight. For more information, download our free flyer:

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How much cbd should I take for anxiety?

Many people don’t realise how stressed out they are or what is exactly causing anxiety, or the attacks related to this. In order to explain more about the dose that is recommended, we advice you to continue reading this following article about the potential positive effects cbd can have in relation to stress and anxiety.

 

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How much cbd should I take against depression?

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How much cbd should I take for pain?

In times of more physical or mental strain, a dose that would normally be sufficient might not be enough, due to the higher demand for cannabinoids by the body. In case of severe pain, we recommend following these guidelines: Chronic pain and inflammation: 2.5-30 mg/day CBD for an average of 25 days.

How much cbd should I take to improve sleep?

Many of our customers use our cbd products to improve the quality of their sleep. After all, a good night’s rest can make all the difference during the day. It improves our quality of work, our creativity and let’s not forget our mood!

We recommend the following dosage cbd for a better quality sleep: 6-10mg cbd 1 hour before bedtime. Some people feel energised by cbd and can not take it before bedtime. In this case take your cbd oil morning, midday and the last dose 4 hours before bed.

In order to ​help treat sleep disorders: 40-160 mg of CBD daily
 
 

How much cbd should I take as an athlete?

Cbd products in the world of sports are currently gaining a lot of momentum. As a supplement for athletes there is, however, still lots of ground to cover in terms of use and ideal dosage. Not to mention that there are many different types of sports and every single is unique with regards to skillset, intensity level etc. Therefore, we recommend to use the regular dosage when you are a athlete new to cbd products. To learn more about the benefits of cbd for athletes, please download our free CBD Athletes flyer with a quick overview of potential benefits.

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The so-called ‘regular’ medicines often have a strict dosage. This is to prevent poisoning or aggravation of side effects. Too much is never good with medication. A too high dose of Tramadol (heavy painkiller) for example is just life-threatening. At valium, they even give the warning that it is extremely addictive.  What about the dosage of pure CBD oil?

Before going over to the contents of this article, we just wanted to clarify that this blog post is an extension to: Which CBD dosage should I take?

 

CBD oil dosage, start carefully! Table of Contents

 

    1. Follow this procedure if you are just starting with CBD oil

    2. CBD Oil: Ways to take

    3. For the ideal CBD dosage…Listen

 

CBD oil dosage

 

Although it says on the bottle that you should not exceed the daily recommended amount, the question here is whether there is an overdose that is bad for you. Let your body get used to it. It is absolutely important to get your body used to the CBD. If you use CBD oil for too short a period, the question is whether the effect is noticeable. To say after a week that it does not work does not make any sense. Your body has to get used to the oil.

The endocannabinoid system in your body responds to the CBD oil that supports that system. It probably took years that you have developed all sorts of complaints, so give your body time to support the CBD through the endocannabinoid system your body.

 

The best procedure

 

Every person is different. No one will respond the same to the CBD oil. No one will respond the same to a certain standard dose. Although there is a recommended dosage on the bottle, this dosage differs per brand.

CBD oil dosage

 

Follow this procedure if you are just starting with CBD oil

 

Start with 1 or 2 drops, 3 times a day. Increase the dosage for 3-4 weeks

Divide the dose over 3 intake moments per day:

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Increase the dosage until you experience the desired results. Do you have the idea that it really does not work, then rebuild. It is a dosing experiment where you have to take the time. For more specific information and guidelines on CBD dosage, please open the following link: https://www.therealcbd.com/en/cbd-dosage-guidelines/

 

CBD Oil: Ways to take

 

The best way to take CBD oil is to drip under the tongue. The active cannabinoids are then directly absorbed by the mucous membrane. This is a very efficient way of CBD dosing. When you swallow it, only 15% of the total active substance will remain and the effect will be less. When ingested, it enters your digestive system and through the liver in your blood. A large part of the active substances will then be broken down by your body before it has an effect. Keep that in mind. CBD is also available in capsules and, for example, in suppositories. With a suppository, it comes faster in your blood than with a capsule. Inhaling via an e-cigarette is also a possibility. See what is the best way for you. The method of intake is a preference that differs per person. Again under the tongue is the best way, because the oil is quickly absorbed through small blood vessels under the tongue. So then the active substance is very quickly in your blood where it can do its job.

 

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For the ideal CBD dosage…Listen

 

Overdose is not possible with CBD oil. The amount of active substance will be greater, but that has no effect on its effect or the effect in your body and it is certainly not fatal. Always listen carefully to your body. Maintaining a list of your symptoms, in the beginning, can be a good way to gain insight, but also in the course after taking CBD oil. If you feel that it does not work, ask for advice from an expert. On the internet, there are all kinds of forums CBD, where a lot of knowledge can be found and where you can ask your question too.

Hi there! Welcome to The Real CBD blog. In this article, we elaborate on some of the frequent questions we get about CBD in general and our CBD products. Therefore, 5 facts of CBD Oil you must know before you make your purchase!

CBD (or cannabidiol) is rapidly causing changes in the debate about the use of marijuana as a medicine. Most people have heard about the chemical THC, which is the cannabis ingredient that makes users high. But recently the attention has shifted to another substance called CBD. This CBD can also be found in marijuana and hemp and for good reasons, we are happy about it. Doctors often don’t look into certain effects because of THC, but CBD does not bring that problem at all. In addition, the evidence of the medical benefits of CBD continues to grow, although it is usually obtained by testing on animals and not yet on humans. Therefore, we share five facts that you should know about cannabidiol.

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Buy CBD oil: 5 facts you must know before purchasing!

1.CBD is an important ingredient in, among other things, cannabis

CBD is one of more than 100 substances found in cannabis and belongs to a category of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these substances, CDB and THC are naturally present in the largest amount. That is why these substances are recognized and studied by scientists the most. The CBD and THC content tend to vary between different varieties. Marijuana that is grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD. However, by using selective breeding techniques, hemp growers have succeeded in creating variants that have a high CBD content but hardly contain THC. These strains are rare but have become increasingly popular in recent years.

2. CBD is not psychoactive

Unlike THC, CBD does not ensure that the user gets high. Although this feature makes it a bad choice for recreational users, it does give the substance a significant advantage as a medicine. Doctors prefer means with limited or no side effects. CBD is not psychoactive because it is not effective on the same pathways as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-expanding effects of THC. A 2011 study published in “Current Drug Safety” concluded that CBD “does not affect various psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors added that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe,” even when high doses.

3. CBD offers many different medical benefits

Although CBD and THC are active through different pathways in the body, they seem to have many of the same medical benefits. According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have shown that CBD possesses the following medical properties:

  • Anti-emetic – Reduces nausea and vomiting
  • Anticonvulsant – Suppresses epileptic activity
  • Anti-psychotic – Combats psychosis disorders
  • Anti-inflammatory – Combats inflammatory disorders Antioxidant – combats neurodegenerative disorders
  • Antitumoral / Anti-cancer – Combats tumor and cancer cells Anxiolytics/antidepressant – combats anxiety and depression disorders

* Unfortunately, most of this evidence comes from animal testing since very few clinical studies have been conducted with human patients. But recently a pharmaceutical version of CDB has been developed by a pharmaceutical company based in the United Kingdom. The company named GW Pharmaceuticals is now funding clinical trials with CBD as a treatment method for schizophrenia and certain forms of epilepsy. In addition, a team of researchers from the California Pacific Medical Center, led by Dr. Sean McAllister announced that they hope to start researching CBD as a treatment method for breast and brain cancer.

4. CBD reduces the negative effects of THC

CDB seems to provide a natural protection against the high that can cause marijuana. Numerous studies suggest that CBD reduces the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory loss and paranoia. CBD also seems to counter the sleep-inducing effects of THC, which may explain why some strains of cannabis are known to increase alertness. Both CBD and THC do not pose a risk for fatal overdose. But to reduce the possible side effects, it may be better for medical users to use cannabis with higher levels of CBD.

5. CBD oil is not addictive

CBD oil is then extracted from (industrial) hemp, which falls under the cannabis family, but it does not contain THC. THC is the dust that makes you high or stoned. You cannot get stoned from CBD oil. In addition, CBD has no addictive effect. You can not become addicted spiritually because it does not work psychoactive. You will also not get withdrawal symptoms if you stop using it, so there is no question of physical addiction either. It is safe for daily use, but some also use it only when they suffer more from physical complaints. 

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Extra 1: Is the use of CBD products beneficial if I am healthy?  

Each individual is unique and has different goals with regard to his or her well-being, which he or she may want to address through the consumption and application of our products. The feedback we have received from a wide variety of consumers and professionals in the healthcare industry is extremely positive. We recommend that you discuss CBD with your doctor or healthcare provider if you have a specific health-related question or problems. There are also many independent studies on CBD available on the internet.

Extra 2: Is CBD Illegal?

Is CBD illegal? The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), the European agency responsible for regulating all that has to do with food (among other things, food supplements) has issued a statement regarding the legality of CBD. According to EFSA, until the European Union regulates CBD, it is illegal to use it as a food supplement.

Many CBD products that are sold on various websites are considered and/or registered food supplements. CBD products remain food supplements until clinical trials by third parties have been completed and regulatory approval has been received. Nevertheless, all products of The Real CBD are registered as a herbal solution. As a result, none of our CBD containing products are illegal in Spain.

About The Real CBD

The Real CBD is a CBD provider and with distributors located in Marbella on the Costa del Sol. We are educating people to appreciate the cannabis plant in a sea of products and suppliers. People should not feel scared and understand there is no possibility of addiction. We are, therefore, very active on social media, blogging websites and our own CBD blog, to help people understand the potential power of CBD for your wellbeing, and that of your favorite pet. If you have any questions that we have not addressed, please feel free to contact us via the ways indicated in the footer or contact page.