Does CBD Cause Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS)?
When taking any form of supplement to help improve your general health, it’s always best to be well-informed of exactly what it is you’re taking and what the effects will be. With CBD products, those who have been using them for some time will tell you about the advantages they bring from improvements with sleep and relaxation to help with anxiety or stress. For those who are looking into CBD supplements for the first time, you’ll naturally want to learn more about any side effects or potential risks of doing so. A condition you may have heard of is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), but what exactly is it and does CBD cause Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?
What is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS)?
CHS is a very rare condition that can affect long-term users of THC-rich cannabis and can cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain to sufferers. The term was first used in 2004 after a medical study into chronic cannabis abuse and has since raised questions within the media over concerns. This inevitably meant that anything linked to cannabis such as cannabidiol products would be under scrutiny. However, there is a big difference between cannabis use and CBD use, and that’s because THC is not present in cannabidiol products like ours at Eden’s Gate.
THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is a psychoactive molecule naturally found in cannabis that provides the distinctive ‘high’ sensation for users when inhaled. It is THC when consumed in high doses regularly that can lead to CHS, which is still very rare. As THC is removed during the process of producing CBD products such as oils and tea, the psychoactive element is not present, and the ‘high’ sensation is not experienced. This means those using or looking to use CBD products can do so without worry of CHS developing.
The Safe Use of CBD
At Eden’s Gate, we have developed our products carefully using super-critical CO2 extraction which extracts the cannabinoids through a gas-liquid state. We specifically identify and target the chemicals to be extracted to create 99% pure cannabidiol, meaning THC is left only for waste and the final products we stock are solvent-free. This ensures anyone trying our products for the first time and those who have many times before, enjoy a safe experience that focuses on the many benefits using them can bring.
Both THC and CBD are similar in that they naturally derive from the cannabis plant, but their effects on the body are different, mainly that CBD is non-psychoactive. The extremely low doses that are found in our products mean they can be consumed without the worry of any concerning side effects that are related to THC or cannabis use in general. CBD side effects can vary between individuals much like any supplement, but differ considerably from those experienced with THC.
You can find out more about how our products are made at Eden’s Gate, as well as your endocannabinoid system here, providing further insight into CBD supplement use. Does CBD cause Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome? No, but it does provide continuous help for any pain, inflammation, anxiety, or sleep concerns you may have.
If you have any questions about CBD side effects or our products in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us.