February 5, 2019

What Happens If You Take Too Much CBD?

what happens if you take too much cbd?

CBD has become the latest craze in health and wellness, with millions of people trying it out to the tune of making it a nearly $1 billion business in 2018. That number is set to grow even higher in the coming years, as the new Hemp Act signed in 2018, part of the Farm Bill, ended an 80-year ban on the growth and distribution of the hemp plant. With these loosened regulations, it is time for CBD to really hit the mainstream.

But just because these products are about to become even more prominent, that doesn’t mean you should go crazy on imbibing on this alternative medicine. Like with any kind of drug, it is important to use it safely.

Can You Take Too Much CBD?

With the new marketplace for legal cannabidiol, that opens the door for a lot more research to be done on these products to find out how much benefit they can provide, as well as determine guidelines for safe usage. As for the question, which is commonly asked, about can you take too much CBD, you shouldn’t fret too much about that. According to early research, it is estimated that more than 20,000 mg need to be ingested in a short period of time in order for it to be toxic to your system.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should just continue scarfing down CBD gummies like these from Every Day Optimal. The best use is by taking the amount that fits your size, your metabolism, and the severity of your issues.

If you are new to taking cannabidiol products, it is recommended that you take it in capsule or softgel form, as opposed to using an oil tincture. These forms, taken much like vitamins, come in pre-portioned amounts so you know exactly how much you are getting with each dose.

When it comes to gummies, I find myself wanting to eat them like candy. They taste so good! However, when they are 10 or 25 or 50 or even 100 mg per gummy, those milligrams can add up quickly!

CBD capsules from Medterra

Capsules like these can help you get just the right amount of CBD.

Granted, you’d have to eat a whole army of gummy bears in order to reach a toxic level, but still, the temptation resides when it comes in such a delicious form. If you want to get just the prescribed amount, pop a capsule or softgel in your mouth to get the exact amount you need – and you won’t really feel any temptation for more like you would with a delicious CBD candy.

Another rule of thumb when starting out with CBD is to start with lower strength and see how it affects you. From there, you can work your way up until you find the perfect dosage for your body, mind, and the severity of your issues. Everybody has their own individual needs, and there is no “one size fits all” CBD product that brings everyone the relief they need. To find the best product for your needs, you can start with my recommended list here.

When it comes to CBD, the best way to go about it is to educate yourself. Know what different kinds of products are out there, know what your issues are and how cannabidiol can benefit them, and find the strength and method that best caters to your individual needs.


T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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