Is CBD Safe and Are There Any Side Effects of Using CBD?

You may have wandered onto our website looking for the best CBD oil for sale in the UK but have never tried CBD before. Or maybe you’ve learned about it recently and are curious if CBD is safe to use. In this article, we’ll answer this question and ease any worries you might have about using CBD products.

The question of safety has many layers, but in simple terms, the answer is unequivocally yes — CBD is entirely safe to use. This is backed up by the World Health Organisation’s report on CBD. While we’ll summarise this report for you, we encourage everyone concerned about whether CBD is safe to read it themselves.

This report is an unbiased WHO review of CBD, which confirms the benefits of what we at CBD Hemporium, in many ways, believe to be a miraculous plant compound (which can be further enhanced through whole plant full-spectrum extract). The important takeaways from this report include:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is well tolerated with a good safety profile and any adverse reactions are likely due to drug interactions. 
  • To date, there is no evidence of recreational use or any public health-related problems with the use of pure CBD. 
  • CBD has low levels of toxicity. A recent study backed this up, stating that even a very high dose of 1,500 mg per day is well tolerated. 
  • Building up a tolerance to CBD is thus far not observed in those who use it regularly, so there is limited potential for abuse.

Let’s ponder these bullet points for a moment. Contrast the above points with the vast majority of other substances and medications available to us from our health authorities. Can we say any of them meet all, if any, of these summarised points? We think not, but we’ll let you decide. Also contained within the WHO article — and a growing body of well researched published articles — are the potential applications of CBD for a multitude of wellness benefits.

If you’ve been worried that CBD products might make you feel high or disoriented, keep in mind that our CBD is extracted from organic hemp plants and contains less than 0.2% of THC (the compound that gets you high). If you are curious about the difference between CBD and THC, reading more about the subject will help ease your mind. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, so there are no harmful side effects when taking our CBD oil products.

One point in the WHO report discusses the potential for CBD to be converted into THC. However, it’s important to know that this is only possible in a laboratory test tube. This does not happen when you consume CBD oil or CBD oil-based products, as it is biologically impossible.

This is all good news for a fledgling industry in its infancy. Unfortunately, there are no set standards that all CBD companies are working toward, which makes it imperative that you buy CBD oil from a reputable company that adopts clearly stated high standards — not all CBD products are created equal.

At CBD Hemporium, we take quality control seriously and set extremely high standards in everything we do. All our CBD products have been manufactured from USDA-certified organic hemp, which is an essential consideration when looking at the safety of the CBD products you buy. On top of this, all our CBD products are independently lab tested, not only for potency so that you can be certain of how much CBD is in each of our products but also to test the distillate we use in manufacture for terpene profile and contaminants (heavy metals and pesticides). We want to make sure we are selling the best organic CBD oil for sale so that you can be confident when purchasing from us.

Our customers have 100% confidence in the quality, safety and efficacy of each of our products. That is our commitment to you. You can also find out what makes the best CBD oil by learning how CBD is made and how to identify a quality product, ask the correct questions of your supplier and know you are paying for a great product.

Unfortunately, many companies are looking to capitalise on people’s misfortune and have no standards — nevermind quality control processes — in place. Whether the CBD product you buy is safe or not depends on which company you buy from. Not all companies have the exact high standards and quality control processes in place as we do at CBD Hemporium.

If you are ready to start your CBD journey, you can be rest assured it is safe to use — as the WHO article outlines, along with many other scientific studies and research — although we encourage you to read up on CBD and drug interactions if you’re taking prescribed medication and to speak to your doctor before trying CBD.

Looking to start your CBD journey? At CBD Hemporium, you’ll find the highest quality, organic and lab-tested CBD oil products, along with the best customer service. Browse our products today.