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Is It Possible To Be Allergic To CBD Oil?

I’m managing the mailbox this month and to Thomas’s delight; everyone wants to know something about CBD oil. Today, I have a letter from Colin in Chicago and he wants to ask about the possible unforeseen consequences of taking CBD oil.

“Hi, I love your website [thanks Colin – we love you too] and I’ve found it very informative, but I do have a question. Is it possible to be allergic to CBD oil products and if so, how serious could that be?”

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The short answer is, yes. It’s possible to be allergic to just about anything. There are even people who are allergic to water. Yes, the key constituent of human life can make some people very sick – and no, it’s not easy to manage a water allergy.

There is, however, a longer answer. In that, CBD oil hasn’t been studied for very long but there have been no papers or reported cases of allergies to it. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen; it just means it hasn’t been “found in the wild.”

Also, I think it’s possible to reduce the risks of an allergic reaction by choosing the purest possible CBD oil for your pain relief. The more stuff it’s mixed with, the more likely an allergic reaction becomes, though again – no such reaction has been reported so far.

How serious could it be? Allergic reactions can range from small rashes, nausea right the way through to anaphylactic shock. While anywhere on this spectrum is possible, most allergies tend to display minor symptoms (at least at first, think hay fever rather than peanut allergies here).

So, even if you do develop an allergy to CBD oil, the odds are pretty good that it would only be a minor irritant rather than a big deal. I hope that helps Colin and others in their decision-making process.

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One comment

  1. I am allergic to CVS oil. I have anaphylactic shock from it. it’s been recorded when I was put in the hospital both times. whether they reported it or not, I can’t such. Just an FYI. Thanks for letting people know it can happen.

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