Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the hemp plant, is found to provide a large number of health benefits to humans. But as this compound is not approved by the FDA, the safety of CBD has become an important concern among people. Even though there are a large number of studies conducted by different private laboratories for finding out the effects created by CBD on the human body, they are still in their infancy. Also, there is not enough authentic evidence to show the effects created by this hemp-derived compound on the human body.
Many studies suggest that CBD might result in negative effects on the human body. However, more studies and research are needed in this field for finding if CBD creates any harmful effects. So we are listing some of the possible side effects that can be created by CBD in your body.
Can CBD Result In Liver Damage?
A study conducted for finding out the effects created by different doses of CBD indicates that higher doses of CBD might cause liver damage. This study used a group of 8-week-old mice as subjects. Even though the subjects largely tolerated the CBD, it is found that when given the highest doses (a human equivalent of 200mg), this compound had resulted in liver toxicity.
Also, repeated doses of small amounts of CBD (a human equivalent of 50mg), caused problems like liver damage, swelling, etc.
Even though a dose of 200mg is usually not applicable to most real-life scenarios, this study provides some crucial information about the consequences created by the overdosing of CBD. So more studies are needed for getting more information on CBD and liver damage.
What The Experts Say
The experts suggest that there is no need for CBD users to worry yet. This study used higher doses of CBD, which is greater than the amount that is typically used by humans. But it does not mean that this compound is always safe. Therefore, you have to seek the help of a doctor for knowing whether you can use it or not.
CBD And Drug Interaction
It is found that CBD will react with certain drugs thereby resulting in liver toxicity. CBD may inhibit or stimulate the drugs and may interfere with the processing of these drugs by the liver. Therefore, it can result in liver toxicity thereby damaging the liver.
In addition to this, because of the drug interaction created by CBD, you may not get the intended results from the drugs. Therefore, you have to be careful when taking CBD along with other drugs. It is better to ask the opinion of a doctor before you take CBD together with other medicines.