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Does CBD Cause Diarrhea?

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Though CBD helps reduce acid reflux and heal ulcers, it is not uncommon to experience some gastrointestinal distress and diarrhea from ingesting CBD. This is usually not caused by the CBD itself, but its carrier.

Another potential side effect, one that, anecdotally, appears frequently, relative to the others, is diarrhea.

This may be surprising, as CBD binds with the CB1 receptor, which reduces gastric acid, prevent reflux, and improves the flow of blood to the stomach lining. In other words, research shows CBD helps reduce acid reflux and heal ulcers.

Yet, it’s not uncommon for those using CBD to experience some gastrointestinal distress which results in diarrhea. Most likely this is not caused by the CBD itself but by its carrier. As previously discussed, CBD is fat-soluble, meaning oils is typically the vehicle that gets it into your digestive system. However, many people have sensitivities to specific oils that are commonly used with CBD, such as coconut, grapeseed, or hempseed.

If you’re experiencing stomach issues when ingesting CBD, it may be best to stop for a day to better isolate the specific cause. You can try also reducing the CBD dosage or skipping ingestion and switching to a topical cream. If all else fails, you can also experiment with different brands.

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