Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two of the most prominent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Both cannabis and hemp produce CBD and THC. However, cannabis has a higher concentration of THC and is an intoxicant, while hemp has a higher concentration of CBD and is not.
Still, many individuals might assume CBD causes the same effects as THC because both can be found in the same plant. However, CBD alone is nonintoxicating.
CBD carries other positive health benefits and is said to have the ability to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Studies suggest that CBD can increase feelings of calm, help with muscle relaxation, decrease acute pain, and have anti-inflammatory effects – all of which may help with a better night’s sleep.
Now that we know what CBD is, we can answer the real question ‘How does CBD make you feel?’. Although we would love to provide a brief answer, CBD affects everyone differently and offers varying results. Here is everything you need to know and what to expect from the famous cannabis compound.
How Does CBD Make You Feel?
CBD doesn’t get anyone high, but it provides different results across consumers. That’s because people take CBD for numerous reasons, and the CBD products they purchase might be combined with unalike ingredients. When someone takes CBD with melatonin, they will feel sleepy, but taking CBD alone may not produce the same effects.
How CBD affects you also depends on which product you choose. There are several product types on the market, including:
- Tincture Oils
Tinctures seem to provide the fastest results, and that’s due to sublingual blood vessels allowing the compound to make a shortcut to the bloodstream. However, body chemistry, health conditions, and other factors play a role in how CBD can affect a consumer. Some consumers achieve relaxation after taking CBD, some report feeling more focused, and some feel more balanced.
Softgels and edibles need to go through the digestive system, so their outcomes may be delayed than those from tinctures, but they will provide similar results.
When you apply CBD topicals, for example, your experience will be different from taking CBD orally. Because CBD topicals usually combine beneficial ingredients such as menthol, glycerin, tea tree oil, olive oil aloe, etc., they may help relieve some skin conditions and provide soothing effects.
Your CBD experience will significantly rely on the outcomes you are trying to achieve.
Can you get high from CBD oil?
While THC and CBD have the same molecular structure, slight differences in the arrangement of their atoms impart very different effects on the ECS.
THC is known for producing psychoactive effects in the body through the activation of two receptors in the central nervous system called CB1 and CB2. The activation of these receptors triggers physiological processes across multiple organ systems, most notably the release of neurotransmitters from the central nervous system that impart the psychoactive effects associated with feeling “high”.
Alternatively, CBD binds to CB1 and CB2 at a much slower rate than THC, which results in the activation of similar physiological processes without the psychoactive or “high” effects. These physiologic effects make CBD promising for clinical benefits.
Health uses and effects of CBD
CBD can have several positive effects on the human body. Research suggests CBD is beneficial for relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. It might also ease inflammation and pain by interacting directly with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body, eliminating free radicals, restoring balance, and reducing inflammation.
Some people with a history of epilepsy may find relief from seizures when using CBD.
CBD has also shown promise as a way for doctors to help people with schizophrenia avoid the side effects of antipsychotic medication.
In addition, studies show that CBD gives you a certain calmness that is necessary for a good and relaxing sleep. Providing the body with the rest it needs gives it the time to heal itself in preparation for the next day.
Is it legal to use CBD products?
Many EU countries allow the purchase of CBD products as long as they contain less than 0.2% THC, but there are some exceptions.
For example, Sweden does not comply with the EU limit of 0.2% or less THC. Therefore, if you buy a CBD product in Sweden, make sure it is THC-free. Good thing all of our products contain 0% THC!
A blog post detailing the legal status of CBD in each country is in the works so make sure you stay tuned.
CBD is one of the most misrepresented health supplements on the market due to the miss information spread over the years from its competitors. I hope this article has enlightened you on the many positive benefits of CBD. Most importantly, you should now have an idea of what CBD feels like. To summarise that feeling, it gives you a better sense of calmness and overall well-being, whether you’re an individual with one of the medical conditions mentioned in this article or just a general user of CBD. CBD has a positive use for all in some way or another. Knowing this, trying CBD for a better life may be worthwhile.
So if you’re ready to try CBD for yourself, why not take a look and explore our Natural CBD products.