Does CBD Oil Cause Excessive Sweating? (Here’s 4 Reasons Why)
Have you started taking CBD recently and noticed you have been perspiring more?
Maybe you are interested in taking CBD but heard it can cause excessive sweating?
Have you taken CBD before but all of a sudden something has made you sweat?
There are a number of reasons as to why this might be the case.
Let’s take a look below and see what the reasons might be.
Does CBD Oil Cause Excessive Sweating?
There is no scientific proof that CBD oil does cause excessive sweating. It could be down to a few reasons. One reason could be that you have a case of hyperhidrosis. This is where the body breaks out in excessive sweating for no apparent reason. If sweating is completely out the blue for you and it won’t stop, then it might be worth booking an appointment to see a dermatologist. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) may also play a role in the sweating you are experiencing. The ECS is an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine and immune tissues, as well as the secretion of hormones related to reproductive functions and response to stress. Other things to consider are your health, age, lifestyle and let’s not forget to look at the product that has been purchased if you have all of a sudden started to perspire after taking CBD oil.
1. Could It Be The Product?
With CBD oil not being regulated at the moment, there’s nothing stopping manufacturers adding certain additives to the product.
When purchasing a CBD product always check to see how the product is made, where it is made, the strength and look for third party laboratory testing with batch counts. Lets take a look at these below.
Where and how is the product made?
With any CBD product you buy, its worth researching where it is manufactured. It is less likely to be contaminated if it’s grown in places like America that has tighter regulations, as oppose to some places in Europe. Check to see how the CBD oil is made, there are a few methods of doing so, but the most common method for extracting CBD is CO2 extraction.
This method uses a closed-loop extractor, this is the same system for extracting essential oils for perfumes and creating food additives. The hemp is placed in a chamber which is then filled with carbon dioxide.
Check for third party testing.
It goes without saying here, if the manufacturer you are buying from doesn’t have these to hand on the website or shop, then consider giving the brand a miss.
All reputable CBD companies offer third party testing to authenticate the quality of the product and there will also be batch counts to ensure the quality too.
The amount of brands that don’t offer this with their products still today is shocking. Always look out for them.
Checking the strain of CBD too, is something that most people don’t think about.
Is it an indica or Sativa hemp relative? Does it have terpenes in it?
Indica is generally relaxing, whilst Sativa is uplifting. Terpenes will also steer the effect (both for THC and CBD), therefore terpenes that are uplifting will energise you and terpenes that are relaxing will calm you down.
It’s important to check the source material and terpene content of your product.
Take a look at the strength of the CBD oil to see if the dosage is too high for you. A mid strength Oil is around 1000mg per bottle.
Some products require you to take the entire tincture/dropper, while others take between 2 – 6 drops only. Always consider the potency of the product if you think this could be the reason for your problem.
Change the dosage and experiment with reducing the amount you take. Keep track of this and see if that has an effect on things.
One thing that is quite obvious but is worth doing, is to stop using the product you have and try a different one. Most CBD companies offer a 30 day money back guarantee. So make use of that if you think it could be the product itself.
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2. Could It Be A Case Of Hyperhidrosis?
Excessive sweating is common and can affect the entire body or just certain areas. Sometimes it gets better with age but there are things you can do and treatments that can help.
It’s normal to perspire if you get hot or do exercise, but you may be sweating excessively if you’re sweating when your body does not need to cool down.
Excessive sweating can happen for no obvious reason, because of another condition you may have or as a side effect of a medicine you’re taking.
Things you can do to help with the issue are:
- wear loose-fitting clothes to minimise signs of sweating
- wear socks that absorb moisture and change your socks at least twice a day if possible
- wear leather shoes and try to wear different shoes day to day
Things you should try to avoid are:
- do not wear tight clothes or synthetic fabrics – for example, nylon
- do not wear enclosed boots or sports shoes that may cause your feet to sweat more
- do not do things that might make your sweating worse, like drinking alcohol or eating spicy food
You can see a pharmacist about the problem. You can buy things without a prescription, such as:
- stronger antiperspirants instead of deodorant
- armpit or sweat shields to protect your clothing
- foot powders for sweaty feet
- soap substitutes that are more gentle on your skin
Go visit your doctor if the following happens:
- things you can do yourself are not helping
- it’s lasted for at least 6 months
- it stops you from getting on with your daily activities
- it happens at least once a week
- it happens at night (you’re having night sweats)
- you have a family history of excessive sweating
- you’re taking medicine for another condition
The doctor may refer you for tests if they think another condition may be causing your sweating.
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3. You, Your Age And Health?
If you have found that you have started sweating recently, could it be down to the fact something else has changed within yourself? Are you taking care of yourself and being sensible with your food and exercise?
Being overweight can cause problems with perspiration. You have to physically exert yourself more to perform daily activities and are more likely to get overheated.
You also have low surface area related to your weight, so the body has to work harder to cool itself down, leading to more sweating.
If you are on medication for anything else, this could be a side effect to them. Speak to your doctor if this is the case. Its always worth getting checked for peace of mind.
If you are in the more mature bracket, hypertension could be a factor for the excess sweating? Theres also the menopause to consider also.
Do you eat hot and spicy foods? I love hot food, but I know to it when I have eaten something too spicy, it can take its toll on me internally, as well as when I would eat too much meat.
I would get “meat sweats” as I struggled to process and digest all that meat after a BBQ.
There might be certain ingredients that don’t agree with you, if you have changed your diet recently consider changing your meal options.
4. The Endocannabinoid System
The full extent of the ECS is still unknown, however it is believed to regulate a range of functions such as sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction and fertility.
The ECS has three core components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.
Endocannabinoids are molecules made by your body.
While the receptors are found throughout your body. Endocannabinoids bind to them in order to signal that the ECS needs to get involved.
There are two main endocannabinoid receptors:
- CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system
- CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells
Endocannabinoids can bind to either receptor. The effects that result depend on where the receptor is located and which endocannabinoid it binds to.
Enzymes are responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids once they’ve carried out their function.
The ECS is linked to the following processes:
- appetite and digestion
- chronic pain
- inflammation and other immune system responses
- learning and memory
- motor control
- cardiovascular system function
- muscle formation
- bone remodeling and growth
- liver function
- reproductive system function
- skin and nerve function
These functions all contribute to the stability of your internal environment. If an outside force, such as pain from an injury or a fever, throws off your body out of whack, your ECS kicks in to help your body return to its ideal operation.
Experts believe that maintaining this balance is the primary role of the ECS.
Based on the information above, its hard to determine and pinpoint exactly the reason as to why you are sweating after taking CBD oil?
It could be down to one of the points mentioned above, but in most cases it would be down to the product itself and not necessarily the individual with an issue.
With little to no regulation for CBD at the moment, it’s still the Wild West for this herbal remedy in terms of a standard to which people can work from.
Hopefully some of the tips above will help you make a more educated purchase next time you are looking to buy. Not that the tips are everything, they are just a guide.
CBD has been known to help reduce sweating for some people that have been suffering with it, as ever with CBD there are exceptions to the rule and more research needs to be done.
If you enjoy sport and use CBD to help with your recovery in between gruelling workouts, then your are in the right place. Here at Sport CBDs, we train hard and recover the best we can, we have regular workouts (check out the YouTube channel), CBD news and CBD products to help you gain that edge!
If you wanted to check out the reputable CBD we have on offer here at the site, then please head to the Sport CBDs Store. We also do fitness clothing and yoga accessories too.
Until next time, all the best…
Lee – Sport CBDs