Why Does CBD Burn My Throat (Here’s 5 Reasons Why)
Have you ever wondered “why does CBD burn your throat” after you take it?
Its strange isn’t it.
You have been using CBD for some time, then all of a sudden this happens!
When you have done nothing different and you can feel the burning begin.
Why is this happening to you?
Are you new to CBD?
Have you changed the brand you normally use recently?
One of the most asked questions with CBD users.
So what is going on here?
Why Does CBD Burn My Throat?
It is more than likely due to a particular ingredient in the product. Unfortunately not all CBD oils have the same level of purity, ingredients and quality. In general the pure ‘Gold – standard’ CBD products usually have a pleasant taste and are subtle. However, in contrast, the ‘raw/natural’ extracts have a green and earthy taste. If you are taking CBD via the sublingual method (under the tongue), the best practice is to keep it there for approx 60 seconds before swallowing.
1. You May Be Allergic To CBD?
This is very much possible. CBD, as you perhaps already know, affects everyone differently in many different ways. There is a lot of people who are allergic. Or if not, your body might not be a fan of some other ingredient in your product.
Terpenes can cause this also – These are the natural compounds in the flower or bud of the cannabis plant. Terpenoids, meanwhile, are terpenes that have been chemically altered. The process of drying and curing a cannabis flower leads to the formation of terpenes in the CBD.
Not all blends include terpenes though. Terpenes can give you a dry mouth. They are volatile aromatics that are beneficial to the body.
One method is to do the following: Once you’ve allowed the oil to sit under the tongue for between thirty seconds to one minute… Immediately take a sip of water and swish around mouth, allow the oil to dilute, then swallow. Follow with a bit more water and it should help.
A common terpene is called Caryophyllene, which is abundant in black pepper.
It is also a sesquiterpene, meaning it will still be around after decarbing. So, If your oil tastes peppery/spicy, it’s more than likely going to be caryophyllene.
2. It Could Be A Low Quality Product
If you are researching CBD, you certainly are aware of the fact that CBD is not approved by the FDA yet. What this means is that there are no regulations when it comes to the quality of the products available in the market.
With this in mind, there is a chance that the product that you are using is of low quality. With so many brands boasting large amounts of CBD for next to nothing, you would be hard pressed to find anything cheap with high dosage of CBD. The likely hood of the product is that it’s not authentic.
One thing for you to check when purchasing any type of CBD is that there should be laboratory results for the batch in question that you are purchasing.
All CBD manufacturers should have those to hand when you are deciding which product to go for. If they haven’t…stay clear, as you can’t guarantee the quality, quantity and ingredients of the product in question.
3. Could It Be One Of The Side Effects?
Some people may get diarrhoea or liver problems (when using CBD). This is dependent on the individual and their medical history, so monitoring is important.
Other side effects when using CBD can include drowsiness and sedation. This is considered to be a benefit by some, but the effects might be too strong if you’re also taking CBD with other sedating medications.
Getting a dry mouth, which is also known as “cotton mouth,” CBD can potentially cause your mouth and eyes to feel very dry. Though this side effect is more likely to occur with THC, it can happen with CBD, as well.
CBD might interfere with the other medications you are taking. It’s always important to talk to your doctor about whether CBD may affect your existing prescriptions or any other potential side effects based upon your medical history.
In some cases, those who ingest CBD supplements might experience nausea. This depends on how sensitive the person is to CBD, as well as the amount they ingest.
Due to the fact CBD supplements come in so many different forms such:
- Creams & Lotions
The amount that’s actually absorbed can vary drastically. This, combined with each person, will ultimately affect which (if any) CBD side effects you might experience.
A sore throat could be a symptom of local irritation, pharyngitis or laryngitis. The inhaled form, regardless of the method, could result in vocal swelling and irritation of the local mucous.
Some inhaled methods, such as a vaporizer, result in a lesser degree of laryngitis than others such as unfiltered joints.
CBD oil taken under a tongue may cause irritation and soreness. However, occasionally it can be a mild hypersensitivity of the area due to the product. If this is the case you can try and mix your oil with food and swallow it, or you can try and alternative product such as CBD pills or capsules.
CBD has many side effects and a burning sensation in your throat and stomach is one of them, as per much anecdotal evidence. So, it is quite possible that you could be experiencing this side effect too.
Related – CBD A Beginners Guide
4. It May Be Certain Ingredients In The Product
You may get a sore throat due to a particular ingredient. Not all CBD products have the same level of ingredients, quality and purity.
In general the pure, ‘Gold standard’ CBD products usually have a pleasant taste and are subtle. In contrast, the ‘raw/natural’ extracts can have a green and earthy taste.
If you are taking CBD via the sublingual method (under the tongue), best practice is to keep the oil under your tongue for approx 60 seconds before swallowing. This will allow adequate time for the CBD (Cannabidiol) to be absorbed by the sublingual gland.
As you are aware, some CBD products have a harsh taste which may encourage you to practice the washing down of liquid when taking. With this scenario be aware though, this will bypass the sublingual gland and the CBD will pass through the digestive tract instead. This will result in a slightly lower rate of bioavailability.
I wouldn’t use this method, for the reason it states above, however simply changing the CBD for another product isn’t always an option for many due to the cost of the CBD they have purchased. If you have bought from a reputable company, you should be able to return the product within 30 days, no questions asked. So you always have that option.
5. From My Research, The Three Most Common Reasons Are…
I would say the three most common reasons for CBD burning your throat after taking would be firstly, a certain ingredient in the product. I have taken many types of CBD over the past two years and I can relate to this issue, as its happened to me also. I thought I had become allergic to it after using for months.
This just coincided with the opening of a new product by a different manufacturer to the one I had been using previously.
Once I had gone on to a different CBD I had no throat issue and haven’t since.
I have used the same brand again (due to it being on offer, I wonder why?) however, the sensation of “throat burn” wasn’t present, which also leaves me to believe the quality of the batch in the previous CBD with the same company was compromised or they had since “tweaked” the manufacturing method.
You can never assume everyone is going to have the same reaction to something as you. This is the reason why I think side effects and allergies could be a contributing factor in your throat burning after taking CBD.
The human body is so complex and unique, which means when one thing is off, it can throw the rest of the body out of whack and CBD is no exception. I know it can be difficult when checking labels on products, as you don’t really know what you are looking for, also what is harmful and what isn’t.
A good rule of thumb is to look for as little ingredients as possible. Some of the purest CBD has only minimal compounds listed. When you start throwing extra ingredients in the mix, you are asking for trouble…
Especially if the ingredients are words you can’t even read or pronounce!
If any of you feel this sensation while taking CBD or any other supplement, you should stop taking the product and always consult your doctor if it’s something that has caused you serious harm.
As mentioned above, you can get refunded on most CBD products within 30 days of purchase, so take advantage of that and if it doesn’t agree with you, send it back.
Always check to look for laboratory results when buying and also do some research yourself, as one thing may work for you, but not on someone else.
If you are taking medication already, I would advise against taking CBD without the consent of your doctor, as side effects or the CBD could compromise the medication you are taking.
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Until next time, all the best…
Lee – Sport CBDs