If taking CBD oil has become part of your daily routine and you enjoy the benefits, it’s only natural to consider taking more. But what are the possible side effects from increased CBD oil consumption? Can you take too much?

Luckily, any CBD oil side effects are mild and rarely prevent people from taking it as desired. However, we always recommend consulting with your physician and doing research on your own before adding CBD into your daily routine.

Does CBD Have Any Side Effects?

However, CBD can cause a reaction with certain medications in a manner that is similar to grapefruit. Certain grapefruit compounds interact with common pharmaceutical drugs by inhibiting cytochrome P450 enzymes, a family of liver enzymes that metabolizes these drugs. When consumed at high enough servings, CBD can inhibit these enzymes.

If you have received any advice related to grapefruit from a medical professional, the same protocol should be followed with CBD products.

Can You Take Too Much CBD?

No fatal levels from CBD consumption have ever been reported. A 2011 study, published in the journal Drug Safety Review, showed that study participants who consumed as much as 1,500 milligrams of CBD per day did not report any side effects. The World Health Organization also noted in their preliminary report last year that “to date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

You should always purchase CBD products that contain information on the label about the manufacturer or ingredients.

Lazarus Naturals includes ingredient information for all our products. Every batch we bring to market undergoes a strenuous testing process to ensure quality and safety. We post the results for each round of testing under the “Test Results” tab of each product page.

How Much CBD Should I Take?

We cannot recommend specific serving sizes because this is largely dependent on factors including your individual metabolism, body weight and body chemistry. What might be an adequate daily amount for one person may not be enough for another.

We suggest using a small amount to start out and adjusting as needed until you achieve the desired effects.

*FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.

8 replies
  1. Prudence Moore says:

    I just received your high potency 3000mg CBD oil. Is it full spectrum? Is there any difference in the flavored high potency?

    • Michael Freund says:

      If you look at the ingredients and see “hemp extract” then it is a full spectrum tincture. We have isolate based and full spectrum tinctures in both flavored and flavorless varieties.

  2. Robert Evans says:

    I’ve done countless hours of reading, reviewing others findings, watching Videos etc., regarding CBD. Insofar as the Grapefruit warning, unless a person is taking high quanities of CBD it’s not a factor. 15% of a persons body weight is the minimum recommendation. IE: 150 pounds 22.5mg- 200 pounds 30mg and so on.

  3. Sherry says:

    Is there any CBD tincture out there, anywhere that contains enough THC to show up on a urine test?
    My girlfriends husband started using it and low and behold had a submit to a random unine test and tested positive!!!!! Now he could use his job~~~~

    • McCarton Ackerman says:

      Hi Sherry. Although hemp-derived CBD products like ours must comply with the federally mandated THC limit of less than 0.3% THC by dry weight, this does mean a positive test is possible. Drug tests are not uniform and the THC threshold that would yield a positive result is stricter in some tests than others. We highly recommend not using CBD products if this is a concern to you.


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