Is anyone allergic to CBD oil?

July 21, 2023

We get asked this question fairly regularly, so we thought about the time we dived into it in detail. While you might be expecting Londonderry’s leading natural CBD supplier to say that no one will ever have an allergic or adverse reaction, but of course that’s not the case. Let’s take a closer look and see what’s really going on here. 

With any medical cannabis oil, or any other supplement for that matter, there is always the chance of an adverse reaction. Everyone has a different gut microbiome and different balance of biochemicals, meaning that different reactions are always a distinct possibility. There’s also the fact that there are approximately 10,000 substances in the body, and the virtually infinite numbers of ways and combinations in which these can react with one another, that has to be factored in. Do the math for yourself and you’ll soon be in no doubt at all that there really is a wide variety of different options you need to consider. 

The first point we want to get clear, now that we’ve opened the floor for this discussion, is that CBD is not, in and of itself, inherently dangerous. We’re not talking about the acute reactions a small number of people have to wasp stings, peanuts or giant hogweed here folks. What we’re talking about is a rare number of mild reactions, typically in the form of a pain-free rash which fades quickly after the CBD is fully out of your system. 

One of the areas in which medical cannabis UK law is well-defined is in the quality of the substances you put into your body in the first place. If you want to be able to sleep with the peace of mind that comes from knowing precisely what you want to put into your body, brands like ours here in Londonderry, NI are exactly where you want to be looking. 

What causes reactions?

So, what’s causing the adverse reactions and appearance of allergic symptoms in a small selection of CBD users? A tiny minority of people are unable to effectively process certain terpenes, most commonly D-limonene, which can cause mild symptoms. These include a low-level headache, general lethargy and very rarely a mild form of rash or skin irritation. Why does this happen? Biochemistry is complex, but the short explanation is that we’re all unique and can react in different ways for a wide variety of different reasons. 

The point we’re making here is not that CBD is dangerous, nor that it is the perfect supplement that will never cause anyone an ounce of discomfort. What we want to do is give you an insight into our scientific, evidence-based and open-minded approach that shows you exactly how we became the trusted brand we are today. 

There’s no harm in identifying the shortcomings of the products you’re selling, and in the health and wellness space we actually think you have a moral obligation to do so. As Derry’s trusted CBD supplier, we take pride in finding the right balance on every possible level. It’s the only way to ensure you can take our products with the peace of mind that really does make all the difference. Once you see the difference this makes, we know you’ll never approach your health and wellness any other way. 

We also want to make it clear that the human body is a complex and highly sophisticated system. It’s safe to say that what we don’t yet know as a species about the wonders and miracles that occur within the confines of our own bodies far outweighs what we’ve learned in hundreds of years of scientific discovery and exploration. Is this a shortcoming on our part? Only if we become arrogant and close-minded to the potential for growth, optimisation and change that exists within each and every one of us. 

Taking supplements is not an instant cure all, regardless of how much we really wish it could be. The reasons for this are many, and the shortcomings that a one-size-fits-all approach will result in are even more numerous. By keeping all of this in mind, following the science, and listening to our bodies, we can all get the maximum possible out of our supplementation routines. It’s about giving our bodies the chance to be heard so that we can take the steps which allow us to continually grow and thrive on every possible level. Closing our minds to the fact that, in a small number of cases, CBD will cause an unwanted minor allergic reaction, is certainly not the way to do this. 

What we want you to really take away from this peace is a feeling of being at one and in tune with your body on a cellular level. If this sounds a little too much like something spiritual or alternative for your liking, please just give us two minutes to explain while you work your way to the end of this article. 

Of course you can’t actually get to know and listen to every single cell in your body, but do interact with each and every one of them continually throughout your life. After all, they are what makes you who you are, so finding ways to help the cells in your body perform and function at their optimum really is important in the grand scheme of things. 

If you want to be able to look in the mirror and know that you’re someone who will be able to go out into the world and achieve the things you’ve set out to do, fuelling and supplementing the intake of each cell is essential. We like to think of evidence-based CBD consumption as a major part of that process, and not just because we’re a major Northern Irish supplier of CBD products. 

Our real gut instinct, if you will, for the power of CBD comes from the way in which we’ve seen it change our own lives for the better in such a wide variety of ways. If you want to be someone who can learn to listen to your body and find a way to constantly improve your wellbeing, our approach is exactly the type of strategy you’ll want to embrace. 

Finding new ways to figure out what you need to look and feel your best is what we specialise in. If you want to boost your energy, thinking about the iron in your diet is a smart way to get started. If you have a cold, finding a way to get more vitamin C into your diet is a smart approach. And if you want to soothe chronic aches and pain and manage social anxiety, CBD is the way to get started. 

CBD isn’t a magic cure

We’re never going to claim that everything we have to offer is an instant cure, that just wouldn’t be right. But what we will claim, without any shadow of a doubt, is that the more you learn to listen to your body, the more progress you’ll make in less time. 

Take it from us, while there’s no overnight cure, the more you focus on yourself, the more progress you’ll be able to make. We know you can do it. 

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