What Are the Side Effects of CBD Oil with CBDA?

Posted on April 19th, 2023

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is skyrocketing in terms of its popularity. In fact, online CBD searches increased by 160.4% in 2018. By April 2019, 6.4 million were searching for CBD information on Google. Why this sudden increase in interest? Well, there are a few different reasons. 

First of all, scientists are finally studying this hemp-plant extract and discovering its many potential effects. This research is still new because, prior to 2018, CBD was a controlled substance and scientists shied away from its study. But, in the last few years alone, Tanasi has employed 10 teams of University-based scientists, with expertise in Chemistry and Biology, in order to further study CBD. Already, their research has formed the basis for the patent-pending, 1:1 CBD to CBDa formulation that we infuse into all our hemp extracts. And we’re not done! Our team is also looking into our formulations’ effects on autophagy, and we can’t wait to see what they discover. 

Of course, research wasn’t the only thing allowed after 2018. So, the second reason why CBD is very popular right now is that the 2018 Farm Bill also legalized hemp production, making CBD use legal at the federal level. In other words, the more we learn about CBD, the more popular its use becomes. In fact, as of this writing, a whopping one in seven Americans say they personally use CBD products. And that number is only expected to rise! 

Naturally, with more widespread use, newcomers to our CBD + CBDa products will have questions. And one of the most common questions we hear is: “What are the side effects of using CBD oil with CBDa?” Below, we’ll give you a full low-down on using our products: how you take them, dosing guidelines, and what, if any, CBDa + CBD side effects you need to look out for. 

What Is CBD Oil with CBDa?

The cannabis plant is packed with 113 different compounds, known as cannabinoids; CBD is the second most prominent of these. And CBDa is its acidic precursor, also present naturally in the plant, but in lower concentrations, since it converts to CBD with exposure to light or heat.

On the other hand, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is also a cannabinoid–in fact, it’s the cannabis compound responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects. Now, because they’re both cannabinoids, people tend to confuse CBD and THC. Therefore, many assume that CBD also has psychoactive components. But this just isn’t true. Also, while THC carries some addictive properties; there are no signs to indicate that CBD is addictive. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about becoming dependent on CBD, making it a legal alternative to THC use. 

CBDa and CBD Uses 

People use hemp-extracted supplements for a wide variety of reasons. And everyone has a different goal, and different effects after taking their supplements. But here’s one thing we can tell you about the effects of CBDa and CBD. When you take them in combination, infused in a Tanasi product that contains our patent-pending, 1:1 formulation, you will experience 2X the effects of a product that contains only CBD, even in combination with other cannabinoids.

Is CBD Safe – What Are the Side Effects?

CBDa and CBD cause few serious side effects. However, some users do experience unwanted effects. These are some purported side effects of CBD oil, with or without CBDa: 

  1. Feely sleepy
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Changes in Appetite and Weight
  4. Irritability
  5. Dry Mouth
  6. Lightheadedness

As you can see, these CBD oil side effects aren’t serious. Plus, they only tend to develop when you take larger-than-recommended doses. Now, how much CBD is too much, you may ask? Well,]it’s actually very difficult to overdose on CBD. That being said, however, if you want to enjoy your CBD + CBDa experience, without any fear of side effects, you should proceed with caution when choosing your dose. Start with a very low daily intake, then gradually increase your daily dose, if needed, until you achieve your desired effects. 

One more note on CBD side effects: cannabidiol may affect your body’s ability to process other medications, so always talk to your healthcare provider before starting this or any new supplement. And don’t use CBD products if you are pregnant or breastfeeding since we still don’t know if or how the cannabinoid affects fetal and infant development. 

Potential Medicine Interactions:

Blood Thinners

If you are taking a blood thinner medication like Coumadin, don’t use CBD products. CBD use can increase the concentration of blood thinner medication in your body in much the same way that drinking grapefruit juice does.

There are plenty of other medicine interactions that can result from CBD use. Some are mild, some are more serious. For that reason, we can’t stress enough how important it is to discuss taking CBD products with your licensed health practitioner. That way, you’ll receive personalized advice as to the safety of starting a CBD regimen. 

Knowing Your CBDa + CBD Source Is Crucial for Safety

Before you purchase cannabidiol, you must understand that the CBD marketplace is not currently FDA regulated, which means no governing body verifies the purity of available products. As a result, it’s very much a buyer-beware kind of market. 

We know that sounds scary, but you can protect yourself by purchasing CBD from reputable retailers. And, in the absence of federal regulations, here’s how to spot a legitimate CBD producer: transparency. Any reliable CBD brand can provide ingredient lists, as well as third-party lab tests and information about product sourcing. Without these three elements of proof, manufacturers could sell you anything, call it CBD, and hope you don’t get sick or sue. 

One more note on CBD products: they come in a variety of forms, from full-spectrum to CBD isolate. These terms refer to the ingredients manufacturers include in their CBD products. With a full-spectrum CBD product, manufacturers include additional cannabinoids and terpenes, which are additional compounds naturally found within the cannabis plant. These additional compounds work synergistically to give users the entourage effect, which can maximize your cannabidiol experience. Broad-spectrum products contain additional cannabinoids and terpenes, without any traces of THC. And CBD isolates only contain CBD which can limit the effectiveness of these products.

At Tanasi, we value your safety. We are committed to producing the highest quality, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD + CBDa products on the market. We manufacture our products using a patent-pending formula, created by university-based scientists. Plus, we offer full transparency about the contents of our products, as well as their concentrations, so you know you’re purchasing a safe and effective supplement. We invite you to explore our many forms of CBD oil with CBDa and reach out with any questions you may have about the exciting world of cannabidiol.

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