13 May 2019
can cbd oil make you feel sick

Can CBD Oil Make You Sick?

CBD, like many other things, effects people differently. While chances are that CBD oil won’t make you sick, it’s important to examine why and how it potentially could. Additionally, knowing the side effects of taking CBD can help you determine if CBD oil will make you feel sick.

Can CBD Oil Make You Sick?

There isn’t anything about CBD that should make you sick. While CBD is safe for human consumption, what it’s mixed with could affect your negative (if you have an allergy) or have an interaction with a medication you take regularly.

For example, if you have a nut allergy or dietary restrictions, knowing what’s in your CBD products is the difference between feeling great and feeling sick.


Most Infinite CBD products contain coconut oil. We use this in our products because it makes CBD more bioavailable, enabling your body to better metabolize and use CBD. On the other hand, if you’re allergic to coconut products, these products could definitely make you feel sick. Before consuming anything, CBD or otherwise, it’s important to check the ingredients.

Interactions with Medications

If you take regular medication, it’s important to talk to your doctor about how CBD might impact or interfere with your treatment plan.

For example, research has found that CBD stimulates the production of Serotonin in the brain. If you have anxiety or depression and take SSRI’s (which inhibit the production of Serotonin), taking CBD can cause a serious condition call Serotonin Syndrome.

Dietary Changes

Say you don’t have an allergy, but you have dietary restrictions. Maybe because you’ve adopted a vegan diet, or have cut dairy out of your routine. Changes in your diet can impact how CBD makes you feel.

Taking CBD on an empty stomach can make you feel sick; as beneficial as CBD can be, it can be harsh on your stomach.

When taking CBD, establishing a routine is the best way to ensure consistent results and no icky feelings!

Common CBD Side Effects

For most people, taking CBD has no side effects. Others might experience a few mild ones when they get started, or occasionally if they change up their dose.

Oftentimes, the most noticeable side effect is drowsiness. You may feel slightly drowsy when you first start taking CBD. If you experience extreme tiredness, cut back on your dose.

Like everything you take to supplement your health, there’s a sweet spot. It’s important to remember that it’s unique for everyone.

Also, if you have a question or concern about how CBD is making you feel, reach out to the company you purchased it from. CBD companies should be as transparent and helpful as possible; asking questions about your CBD is your right as the consumer!

Quality of Life with CBD

So, can CBD oil make you feel sick?

If you have an allergy to ingredients in your CBD products or take a medication that CBD interacts with, CBD oil could make you feel sick.  More often than not, individuals find that CBD helps to increase their quality of life. It’s important to be consumer-aware of ingredients and talk to your doctor before adding new things to your health regimen.


Rachel Noall


  1. I have recently started taking cbd oil but after every time I take it I throw up. Is this normal and will it stop over time??

    1. Hi Laura, If you are experiencing vomiting or nausea, we definitely recommend holding off consuming the product, and talk to your doctor or physician. Some consumers may experience an allergic reaction to the hemp or MCT oil that is used. You doctor would know your body and intolerances best. Feel free to reach out with any further questions you may have!

  2. Question- my husband is just starting this. We bought the 1000mg oil with charlottes web. He has pretty bad knee pain which we think is arthritis. He started with 15 drops this morning and didn’t really feel a noticeable improvement. Should he just take more drops? Or move up to 2500 or 5000 with less drops I assume.?

    1. Hi Sherry, Thank you for reaching out to us today. Everyone absorbs CBD differently so we recommend having him take the Isolate consistently for at least two weeks. By taking it daily, this will perpetuate regular CBD levels in his body. This can lead to an increase in cannabinoid receptors, making the entire endocannabinoid system more receptive and efficient. He can also increase his drops after a couple of days if he isn’t experiencing enough relief. His body will filter out the CBD that isn’t needed or used. Please email us at [email protected] or give us a call at (303) 562-1645 if you have any further questions. Thank you for choosing Infinite CBD!

  3. I find that cbd oil with coconut oil does cause some tummy trouble as well as IBS symptoms. Any ideas on how to get over this? I tried the isolate only & it didn’t help my pain. I also tried using corn oil instead of coconut oil & again no pain relief.

    1. Hi Gail, Thank you for your feedback! We recommend trying our Freezing Point Line or our NANO Enhancer. Our Freezing Point Line comes in a cream or a salve is applied topically to where you are feeling aches and pains. This product will freeze away pain and inflammation while providing a cooling sensation upon application which customers love. Our NANO Enhancer is made with our NANO CBD particles and is not made with coconut oil. These particles will absorb quicker in your body because they are smaller than the size of a red blood cell. We recommend mixing this product into your favorite food or drink as it is water soluble. Please email us at [email protected] or give us a call at (303) 562-1645 if you have any further questions. We appreciate your interest in our articles!


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