Is CBD Oil Safe And Will It Make You High?

CBD oil is one of the safest methods for pain and anxiety relief, but some skeptics, especially cannabis skeptics, are considered about its efficacy.

We understand. Not all health trends are actually good for you. But CBD isn’t one of those passing fads. Our modern CBD has actually been around since 1940, and studies are proving that it could unlock new routes into the future of medicine.

Regardless, you always want to make sure you’re asking the right questions when adding something new to your diet or regimen. Is CBD oil safe and effective? Will it actually show results? Are there any health risks associated with it?

We’re going to break it down for you in this article so you can start to determine if CBD oil is right for you. We’ll give you some safety facts about CBD oil and the potential side effects, including the answer to “will CBD oil make me high?”

 

Is CBD oil safe?

Yes! Hemp was recently legalized on a federal level, meaning hemp-derived CBD oil is legal in all 50 states. While the FDA has thus far only approved CBD oil for treatment of a certain kind of seizure, a number of studies and reviews are showing that it’s a safe, effective treatment for a number of health concerns. It may help:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Manage pain
  • Minimize seizures and epilepsy
  • Enhance sleep quality
  • Lessen symptoms of cancer and cancer treatments
  • Improve skin conditions and acne
  • Protect the brain
  • Boost heart health

Several studies and reviews have proven the safety profile of CBD. They’ve looked at CBD oil for pain and anxiety, as well as at the impacts on epilepsy and psychotic disorders. A number of experts have claimed that CBD is one of the most effective treatments without serious side effects for a number of health concerns.

A study in 2001 especially proved that there are no levels of toxicity related to CBD oil. They proved CBD does not:

  • Cause changes in food intake or appetite,
  • Induce catalepsy (trance, seizure, and loss of consciousness),
  • Affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature),
  • Influence the GI tract, or
  • Alter psychomotor or psychological functions.

In fact, there haven’t been any studies that conclusively prove CBD oil has any serious negative impacts.

Plus, CBD oil is non-toxic. There have never been reports of fatal overdose levels. You shouldn’t take more than the maximum 1,500 mg per day, but there haven’t been any reported accidental or purposeful overdoses associated with CBD.  

So yes, CBD is considered safe for most people. (But always chat with a doctor first in case you’re a special case.)

What are the ingredients in CBD oil?

High quality CBD oil won’t have a lot of ingredients. When you look on the bottle, you should see CBD oil or hemp extract along with a carrier oil to make the product safer for consumption. The healthiest carrier oils include MCT oil, hemp oil, grapeseed oil, and coconut oil. There may be a few ingredients for flavoring, like 7PN offers peppermint and pumpkin spice flavors. Some CBD oil contains vegetable glycerin, which is a thinning agent that is proven not to have any harmful effects.

If your CBD oil has a lot of extra ingredients in there, especially if you can’t pronounce those ingredients, it’s likely not a high-quality oil. The more “whole” and natural the ingredients, the better the CBD oil!

 

What are the side effects of CBD oil?

As with anything, CBD oil isn’t always safe for everyone. It’s like coffee; it’s not unhealthy, and coffee can actually be healthy in moderation, but still some people see bad reactions. It’s the same with CBD oil. Each person’s chemistry is different, which means you could see different reactions with CBD oil.

Some noted side effects include fatigue or tiredness, diarrhea, low blood pressure, dry mouth, or changes in appetite. (CBD oil has actually been shown to help improve weight loss efforts, so it may make you less hungry. That’s great for weight loss efforts, but not eating enough nutrients can become problematic over time.)

CBD oil may also interact with some prescription medications and supplements. For example, it isn’t recommended for individuals who are taking blood thinners. (But people on blood thinners also shouldn’t eat kale because of its high concentration of vitamin K, so this doesn’t really prove that CBD is unsafe.)

CBD oil is also not recommended for those currently taking anti-psychosis drugs, since CBD has proven impacts on receptors in the brain (that’s what makes it help reduce anxiety).  

Make sure you talk to your doctor before trying CBD oil, especially if you are on medication or have any health conditions.

Still, these side effects are minimal compared to those you find with modern day drugs for anxiety, psychosis, sleep, cancer treatment, and pain management… CBD oil is quite possibly the safest option for health and wellness treatment!

Regardless, it’s important to find the right CBD oil. A study looked at 84 CBD products and found that only 31% contained the amount of CBD on the label, and some of the products contained THC. There currently aren’t a lot of regulations when it comes to the CBD oil business, so you have to be highly aware of the products you’re buying.

Our 7 Points Naturals founder wanted to ensure that you were always getting the highest quality product. So we’ve created our own standards and regulations to bring you the best CBD oil with the most natural, whole ingredients. We hire a third party to test for quality assurance, ensuring you’ve got the best bottle in your hands.

Note: We recommend chatting with a physician before adding CBD oil to your diet or supplemental regimen.

 

Will CBD oil make you high?

No! CBD oil won’t make you high. Cannabidiol oil can be extracted from the marijuana plant, and we all know that marijuana can cause a high.

That “Mary Jane high” actually comes from the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana. THC activates the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor, which is thought to be the brain receptor that produces intoxication.

But the cannabis plant contains 104 cannabinoids that each cause different reactions in the body—and not all of them make you high. Cannabidiol, the second most abundant cannabinoid compound in marijuana and where CBD comes from, functions differently than THC.

CBD is not psychoactive in that it will activate the intoxication or reward receptors in the brain. In fact, CBD may actually block the CB1 receptor, thwarting intoxication altogether. (Interestingly, when THC and CBD are taken together, the CBD may mellow out the reaction from the THC, creating a more relaxed high with fewer side effects.)

But CBD oil itself has no intoxication properties. This cannabinoid will impact your brain and endocannabinoid system, but only in beneficial ways.

Some CBD oils come from plants that are specifically bred for CBD, called hemp plants. Hemp only has trace amounts of THC (around 0.3% concentration). So when you see “hemp oil,” there’s an incredibly low risk that you’ll even have exposure to the high-inducing THC at all.

7 Points Naturals currently uses hemp CBD oil in our products to offer our customers a strong concentration of CBD without any potential for intoxication effects.

 

Should I take CBD oil?

CBD oil has a spectrum of proven benefits to enhance your health and wellness. There are countless studies verifying its safety and efficacy, with next to none that have valid reasons against it (unless you have a known condition or medication that interacts with CBD).

If you’re looking to manage pain, improve mood, enhance sleep quality, and enhance your overall vitality, CBD oil is a nontoxic solution that shows real results. Chat with a doctor about putting 7 Points Naturals CBD hemp oil in your routine!