May 13


Can CBD Gummies Cause Nausea? Yes, Here’s Why

By Great Canadian Herb

May 13, 2021

CBD gummies are a popular way to get your daily dose of CBD, but many people are wondering, “Can CBD gummies cause nausea?”

You can find these oral CBD supplements in many different forms, such as tinctures and capsules, but the most common is probably the CBD gummy bear.

They can come with or without THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis) and have become popular because they don’t taste like marijuana.

There are some side effects associated with CBD use: nausea being one of them. This article will explore what causes nausea when taking CBD gummies, how it’s possible to avoid it, and if you should continue using these products if you’re already dealing with nausea after eating them.

What are CBD Gummies?

CBD is a cannabinoid extracted from the cannabis plant to produce either CBD oil or a tincture. It can also take other forms, such as edibles like CBD gummies.

CBD is said to have many health benefits: it treats chronic pain and anxiety, depression, has anti-cancer properties, and can help with seizures in people with epilepsy.

This is only scratching the surface of what CBD is capable of, as there are many disorders that people use CBD to treat.

CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, meaning it can’t get you high, unlike THC.

CBD gummies are sweet, CBD-infused treats that come in bite-sized gummy form, have a preset amount of CBD in them, and are a convenient way to get your daily dose of CBD in.

Many people prefer to use CBD gummies vs CBD oil because you can take them easily, there is no messing around with oil droppers and bottles, and they taste great.

What are the Side Effects of CBD Gummies?

There is a question about how safe it is to eat CBD gummies because some people have reported feeling nauseous after eating them.

Some side effects that may occur when taking any CBD product include digestive issues (for example, diarrhea), anxiety, dizziness, fatigue, and headaches.

The effects of taking CBD gummies depend on how much you take and what your tolerance for CBD might be. Some people report feeling relaxed, while others say they feel energized or enthusiastic after consuming CBD gummies.

How are CBD Gummies made?

CBD gummies are made by mixing CBD extract with gelatin (vegan or not), sugar, and flavorings, among other ingredients.

Most CBD gummies are made with CBD Isolate , but there are some that are made with other types of cannabis oils.

You can purchase CBD gummies in Full Spectrum or THC-free, and some dispensaries offer CBD gummies and other edibles that are higher in THC for those looking for psychoactive effects.

What do people use CBD gummies for?

CBD gummies are being used by millions of people in Canada and around the world daily.

Some of the most common reasons people use CBD gummies are to relieve pain from conditions like arthritis, improve anxiety and depression symptoms, and manage symptoms of inflammation.

CBD gummies can really help with various health issues- but it’s important to remember that not everyone will have the same experience while taking them.

Can CBD gummies cause nausea?

Yes, CBD gummies can cause nausea. Nausea is one of the side effects of taking CBD, but the ingredients that are in CBD gummies can also cause nausea.

Many CBD gummies are made with gelatin, which has been known to cause digestive upset.

Many companies will use MCT oil in their gummies as well, which is famously known for its ability to cause nausea. Different flavorings that are used in CBD gummies may cause stomach upset too.

There are also plenty of scammers in the Canadian CBD market to be aware of – these types of companies may put unsafe ingredients in them that you need to watch out for; these types of CBD gummies can make you sick.

If you’re experiencing nausea and other side effects from CBD gummies, it’s a good idea to discontinue use of them for the time being until your symptoms have gone away. This is a good time to look into the reason that the symptoms are being caused.

What to look for in CBD gummies

When you’re looking to buy CBD gummies in Canada, it’s important to look out for lab testing and THC levels. Canada has strict regulations on CBD products ever since they legalized cannabis and CBD, but that doesn’t prevent some sellers from making up claims about their products.

Here is a checklist of what to look for in CBD gummies and other CBD products, and the company you are purchasing them from:

  • Third-party lab testing
  • Made from organically grown hemp
  • Organic ingredients
  • Made without the use of harmful chemicals or preservatives
  • Brand transparency and reputation
  • Amount of THC (0.3% or less)

Without this information, you have no idea of what is actually going into your CBD gummies. If the company you’re looking to buy from doesn’t hit all of these checkpoints, look elsewhere.

How to prevent nausea when eating CBD gummies

You can prevent any sort of side effects like nausea when taking CBD gummies by following these simple steps:

  • Consult your doctor before starting a CBD regimen, as CBD has some known medication interactions
  • Avoid taking more than the recommended dose of gummies each day
  • Don’t eat CBD gummies on an empty stomach
  • Start with a low dose and gradually increase it over time

Feeling sick after taking CBD gummies? Try these tips

Here are some tips to help reduce nausea if you’re experiencing it after taking CBD gummies:

  • Try drinking peppermint or ginger tea, both known to help with nausea
  • Take gravol or another anti-nauseant
  • Sip on ice-cold water
  • Stop taking the gummies until you feel better, then gradually reintroduce them
  • Lie down and try to rest, sleep it off if possible

If you continue to feel nauseous every time you eat CBD gummies, your best bet is to try taking another form of CBD.

Final thoughts on CBD gummies and nausea

For some people, CBD gummies can make them feel sick. If you’ve experienced this before, don’t worry – it isn’t just you!

This is because of the ingredients in these types of products that cause side effects like nausea and diarrhea for many people. The good news is there are plenty of other options, like CBD oils, to choose from if CBD gummies aren’t your thing.

You’ll want to talk with a doctor or pharmacist about what type may be best suited for you and try starting out taking low doses until your body adjusts.

What has been your experience with them? Have CBD gummies ever made you sick before? Let us know in the comments!

About the author

As consumers ourselves, we know how important it is to know exactly what it is we are putting in our bodies. Here at Great Canadian Herb you'll find cannabis and CBD education, reviews, buying advice, and much more. As cannabis enthusiasts, we have dedicated our time and resources to relay accurate, easy to understand information on everything in the Canadian cannabis industry.

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