You know what they say about too much of a good thing. When trying any new supplement, medication, or herbal remedy, it is important to understand the proper dosage and know how much may end up doing more harm than good. With the growing popularity of CBD, many people are wondering, “can too much CBD kill you?” 

What Is Toxicity?

With any substance, even water, there is a level of toxicity. Toxicity is the degree to which a substance can cause harm. FDA-approved medications use a measurement called LD50, aka “lethal dose,” which is the quantity or dose of a particular substance that would cause death in 50% of people. Not all FDA-approved medications disclose the dose that will create a high level of toxicity, but the data exists. 

Consult Your Doctor

If you aren’t sure what the appropriate dosage of CBD is for you, reach out to your doctor and talk with them about the question, “can too much CBD oil kill you.” More and more doctors today are educated about CBD and understand how it works in the body. Because your doctor knows your health history, what medications you are currently taking, along with your height and weight, they can make a recommendation for what dose of CBD is best for you. They may provide you with a dosage range and suggest starting with the lowest amount to see how you feel and work your way up until you feel the effects you are wanting or you reach the highest recommended dose. 

Read Labels Carefully

When you purchase a CBD product, it is essential to read the label and understand how much CBD it contains. CBD is available in capsules, tinctures, gummies, drinks, and many other options and not all of these items will have the same amount of CBD. Capsules may be the easiest way to measure how much CBD you are consuming, so if you’re concerned about taking too much, these may be your best option. CBD tinctures are great if you are wanting to experiment with taking more or less CBD, but again, read the label carefully and be sure you understand how much CBD is in each drop or full dropper before you ingest it. Food and drink containing CBD may taste so good that you want to have an extra serving, so keep in mind how much CBD you will be ingesting before you decide to have a second helping. 

Buy CBD From Trusted Companies

CBD is everywhere: gas stations, online, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and more. Purchasing CBD from a trusted company is one of the best ways to ensure you are getting pure, high-quality CBD and ease your mind about whether or not can too much CBD kill you. A few things to look for when vetting a CBD brand include:

  • Do they clearly label their CBD products with a full list of ingredients and amounts?
  • Do they provide COAs for their products?
  • Do they disclose where the CBD is grown, processed, and manufactured?
  • Do they provide educational information about their products and how to use them? 

Explore CBD Products from Color Up

It’s no secret that Color Up has among the highest quality standards in the CBD market. There is a 3rd party COA for every batch of  Pure CBD or Full Spectrum CBD we utilize. In order to confirm that the results of the 3rd party tests are accurate, our laboratory does randomized 4th party verifications. Check out our Lab Tests to learn more about our testing procedures and to see the Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for each of our items. 

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