Is CBD safe?

Is #CBD safe?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO)‘s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, cannabidiol (CBD) “exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.” “It is generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile. No instances of non-fatal or fatal toxicity have been reported,” and “no public health concerns (such as driving under the influence, comorbidities) have been identified.”

WHO notes that, “reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.” CBD inhibits the activity of cytochrome P450, a group of liver enzymes responsible for breaking down drugs and toxins that enter the body, thereby altering how certain drugs are metabolized. This can affect the amount of medication in your blood, leading to enhanced side effects or lower drug effectiveness.

Grapefruit juice interacts with drugs in the same way that CBD does, so logically, use caution and consult your doctor if considering to use CBD with any medication advised not to be consumed with grapefruit juice. Interference may occur with certain medications relating to high blood pressure, sedatives, and cancer treatment. If prescribed any medications, consult your physician and review this list of common drug interactions before consuming CBD:…/grapefruit-drug-interactions.html