Experts advise caution after woman hospitalised following excessive consumption of CBD and CBG

Experts advise caution after woman hospitalised following excessive consumption of CBD and CBG
Cannabis Health News

Experts have warned of the importance of following dosing recommendations, after a rare case in the US saw a woman hospitalised following daily over-consumption of CBD and CBG. A 56-year-old woman in the US was reported to have been hospitalised after prolonged over-consumption of what was described as hemp oil, containing the cannabinoids CBD and CBG, according to a new case study appearing in Heart Rhythm Case Reports. The woman was admitted to A&E after experiencing unexplained dizziness and fainting. Apart from low blood pressure, the her physical examination and blood work were normal, but she was later diagnosed with a “life-threatening” cardiac arrhythmia, an abnormality of the heart’s rhythm, after an ECG showed a markedly prolonged QT interval – which means the heart’s electrical system takes longer than normal to recharge between beats. Doctors associated the health scare with consuming hemp oil containing CBD and CBG, along with berberine supplements. She had started a regimen of taking daily hemp oil four months earlier, consuming six times the dosing recommendation and recently added berberine to the mix. After stopping her use of supplements during her hospital stay, doctors saw a gradual decrease of her QT interval which normalised after five days. At her three-month follow-up, she reported no new episodes of dizziness or fainting, and her ECG remained within the normal range. With no other causative factors, her return to normal “strongly validated” that the supplements were linked to her case of arrhythmia, the authors concluded. Cases like these are rare among those who take hemp supplements but it highlights that there is still risk associated with over-the-counter products containing CBD. Despite hemp’s widespread use and status as a natural supplement, scientists say that people should still exercise caution and always follow the recommended dosage. “More and more people are…

Excerpt only …
READ MORE BELOW
Source : Experts advise caution after woman hospitalised following excessive consumption of CBD and CBG

reposted by Cannabis News World

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.