Why Does CBD Oil Make Me Angry? (Here’s Some Reasons Why)
CBD is known for having many wonderful benefits, but what happens when for some reason you can’t put your finger on, its having the opposite effect?
With CBD still being unregulated, it can be a potential minefield when it comes to choosing the right one for you.
While for most people CBD helps them relax, chill and unwind… for others it can have quite a different reaction.
There could be a number of reasons which could make you angry after taking CBD, so let’s look at the reasons this might be.
Why Does CBD Oil Make Me Angry?
There isn’t much evidence to suggest CBD oil can make you angry, but that doesn’t mean it can’t. Everyone reacts in many different ways to CBD and there’s no “one size fits all” solution. As CBD regulation still doesn’t exist, manufacturers are able to do as they please regarding the production process. The most obvious reason as to why CBD is making you angry, would be down to the quality of the product you are using. However, there are many factors to consider if you are feeling irritated after taking CBD oil. What type of CBD are you taking, is it full spectrum, broad spectrum or isolate? What is the strength of the product and when are you taking the CBD? It can have a different effect depending on when you take it and if you have the CBD on an empty stomach or not. Not to mention how the CBD oil was manufactured and does it contain any THC? Let’s look more in depth at the some of the reasons mentioned here.
For the majority of users, CBD is taken and no side effects are noticed. For a smaller number of people, CBD can and has caused problems which they can’t fathom.
With the human body being such a complex system, its no wonder people have such a varied reaction to all types of substances, food and drink etc.
CBD making you angry is not a common side effect but is something people have to deal with. Why is that though?
Theres no simple answer here, as when you look closer into the CBD you are taking, it really is a can of worms!
What type of CBD do you have?
CBD is a chemical compound found in the marijuana plant. Unlike Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce that “high feeling” after use.
Companies that manufacture CBD products use different methods to extract the compound from the plant. The varying diffusions result in a range of CBD types (more on this later).
There are three types of CBD, that contain different concentrations and compounds:
- Full-spectrum: Includes all parts of the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum products contain less than 0.3% THC.
- Broad-spectrum: This contains most of the cannabis plant compounds. Unlike full-spectrum, broad-spectrum products contain trace amounts of THC.
- Isolates: Only contain CBD, with no other cannabinoids or THC. Products that contain isolate CBD may not produce any notable effects.
It has been widely reported that several CBD products make misleading claims about the use of their products. People should use caution before ordering any type of CBD.
A person should look for independently tested products. Some companies provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA), which shows what is in the supplements.
Some safety elements a lab can test for and report on a COA include:
- Exactly amount of each cannabinoid (The majority of labs only test for up to 11 of the 113 known cannabinoids).
- Terpene and flavonoid profile.
- Heavy metals.
Certain particular attributes of the CBD formula that you ingest, including: additives, brand, contaminants, potency, purity, sourcing, etc – may determine whether you experience side effects.
Administering a CBD formula containing additives (THC) or contaminants (pesticides) may increase risk of severe side effects and/or adverse reactions.
Furthermore, using CBD from one brand might be of different purity and/or potency than CBD from another – even if dosages are listed as being the same (listings aren’t always accurate).
If you’re using pure CBD with little additives, you’ll probably experience fewer side effects than if you’re using a CBD formula with added substances.
There are many companies selling CBD online, not all of them produce a high-quality CBD product. Certain companies conduct minimal to zero quality control and simply cannot be trusted. Purchasing CBD from a reputable company should reduce the risk of side effects compared to purchasing CBD from a company with an unknown or questionable reputation.
Ordering cheaper CBD from countries outside of the United States may increase your risk of receiving a contaminated product. Contaminants such as pesticides and/or moulds may be present in low-quality CBD products and cause side effects and/or adverse reactions as a result of toxicity.
The potency and purity of your CBD can influence whether or not you experience side effects. Utilizing a very potent CBD formula with high purity may increase risk of side effects due to the CBD exerting a more substantial effect upon physiology – than a less potent or lower purity CBD product.
The sourcing of your CBD could also determine whether you’ll be at risk of experiencing side effects following its ingestion. You can always contact the company from where you purchased the CBD to determine how their cannabis is cultivated, CBD is extracted, and whether there are any potential problems with their sourcing.
The specifics related with when you take your CBD use could influence the number and/or severity of side effects that you experience.
Specifics you may want to consider include – whether you took CBD on an empty or full stomach, how was CBD taken? (e.g. sublingual) and timing (e.g. mid-afternoon).
Someone who takes CBD sublingually (under the tongue) on an empty stomach at night might have completely different side effects than if they had taken it transdermally (used as a cream/lotion) on a full stomach in the early afternoon.
Certain individuals may experience a greater number of side effects and/or more severe side effects when taking CBD on an empty stomach.
Yet others might report experiencing more total side effects when they use CBD on a full stomach.
Nevertheless, your degree of fullness might impact the CBD side effects that you experience.
There are many different ways in which CBD can be taken/used. The way in which CBD is administered can affect its bioavailability, metabolism and ultimately influence the side effects that users experience.
Taking CBD transdermally may minimise gastrointestinal side effects (e.g. diarrhea) because most of the CBD is absorbed locally (rubbed on area of skin). Consider that you might experience side effects with one variation of CBD compared to another.
The time at which you have your CBD may influence your side effects or awareness of them.
It is known that there’s often a circadian rhythm interaction with substances. If you use CBD at night, you may find that it synergizes with your circadian rhythm to increase drowsiness to a greater extent than it would if administered in the morning.
Understand that the time at which you use CBD may determine the side effects that you experience.
How Are Things With You?
You can’t overlook the fact that we are all different in many ways.
From our lifestyles with what we choose to eat and exercise etc, to any pre existing medical conditions and even an individuals genetics have a huge bearing on things too.
It is thought that having certain genes or expressing certain epigenetic signatures may influence the side effects that you experience on CBD.
Genes that are involved with metabolism may influence how quickly you metabolise CBD – as well as its side effects. Genetic variants in enzyme expression might increase (or decrease) your risk of CBD side effects.
Furthermore, differences in genes that encode for cannabinoid receptor densities may determine CBD side effect risk.
Your lifestyle choices such as: diet, hydration, sleep quality and stress levels could influence the number and/or severities of CBD side effects.
Someone who eats a poor diet, lacks proper sleep, and/or is under high stress – may experience unwanted side effects (partly down to poor lifestyle choices).
Where as someone who eats a balanced diet, maintains a low stress levels and gets adequate sleep – may find it easier to cope with CBD side effects.
Having certain medical conditions could increase your risk of side effects while taking/using CBD.
Medical conditions like hypotension, cerebral conditions and mental/emotional disorders may increase risk of adverse reactions from CBD.
Always consider that your medical diagnoses and medical history could increase your risk of CBD side effects.
Final Thoughts Based On The Above…
The obvious thing to do if CBD is making you angry, would be to stop taking the product you are using straight away. Look at the ingredients and see how it measures up to all the suggestions above in this post.
Theres nothing to say that what may work for one person, will work for another. As this post has outlined, there are a number of key factors you should look at in order to get to the bottom of your CBD problem.
The biggest one though is the product itself and its composition, you have to kind of become a detective to figure it out, but hopefully some of the suggestions here will help you.
If CBD has ever made you angry and you got to the bottom of why it did, please let me know below.
Disclaimer: Always speak to a doctor if you are thinking of taking CBD and have any pre existing health issues or you looking to make any changes in your diet.