Ever wonder about how CBD can make you feel? Highlighted in this article are a few beneficial effects CBDcan have on your mind and body. Curious about trying CBD for the first time? Learn what it feels like to take CBD by reading this article.
What Does CBD Feel Like? ⼁The ABCs of CBD Effects
The question on everyone’s mind is, what does CBD feel like? You might have heard people talking about the health benefits from using CBD oil but weren’t sure about the taste, sensation, or effects.
If you’re 100% new to the world of cannabis, you’ve come to the right place. Cannabidiol (aka CBD) has dozens of uses for all kinds of ailments, illnesses, and diseases.
Why are people specifically looking to CBD, as opposed to THC? The two compounds found in cannabis each have distinct chemical makeups. For context, just as no two snowflakes look the same, no two cannabis strains are alike.
This is because cannabis extraction involves different techniques to isolate CBD and THC forms such as bud, vapes, lotions, and edibles. Along with producing a multitude of ways to use cannabis, cultivators have experimented with extraction ratios to make CBD legal in almost all 50 states.
At some point or another, we’ve all heard the cautionary tale about “marijuana being a gateway drug.”
But every year researchers dive deeper into understanding the medicinal benefits of cannabis and its effects.
CBD oil from a hemp-derived source contains less than 0.3% THC. At the federal level, CBD checks the boxes because it has less marijuana (aka THC) and is non-intoxicating.
All those stoner depictions of young people zoning out after smoking weed aren’t as accurate as you’d think. CBD oil can be an alternative health and wellness supplement for a range of people, old or young.
People can treat anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, anorexia, cancer, and glaucoma (to name a few) with cannabis therapy. That’s the good news about CBD, but it doesn’t tell you anything about what it really feels like.
In this article, we’ll review the ABC’s of CBD to better explain what CBD feels like. We refer to information from medical findings to clarify certain vocabulary terms, but the bulk of the article draws from CBD users. Keep reading to learn what they say and what CBD products they stand by (spoiler alert: we have two to choose from).
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It Wakes You Up
CBD oil is a useful pick-me-up when you’re feeling sluggish, groggy, or cloudy. A research study published a report on the wake-promoting properties of CBD. Here’s a summary of their findings:
- CBD doesn’t produce a psychoactive reaction like THC (the “high”) because of how it binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain.
- Injecting CBD into the hypothalamus (the hormone-producing brain region) may activate neurons that support wakefulness.
- The use of CBD suggests an increase in dopamine production, which plays a role in attention, learning, and mood enhancement.
This means that CBD activates parts of the brain responsible for alertness. Whether you call yourself a morning person or not, daytime focus is important, like starting the morning with a good breakfast.
There are real advantages to dosing CBD oil during the day. All lecturing aside, you might want to consider CBD oil as an alternative to coffee and energy drinks.
The mood-enhancing properties of CBD can be combined with Coffeeberry™️ extract (a little-known part of the coffee plant with less caffeine). People seem to agree that supplementing their diet with this mixture helps them stay awake.
“More than just an energy boost, I find that this blend helps with brain fog, stamina, and fatigue all without the crash of caffeine alone,” says one CBD user after trying Purpose.
On top of feeling more alert, CBD can make you feel energetic. Let’s talk about why.
It Boosts Energy
An increase in dopamine from CBD helps people manage their moods. However, this doesn’t mean that using CBD gets you from zero to 100 on a bad day. Ever hear about the benefits of foods rich in antioxidants?
The antioxidative properties of CBD improve your immune system and help boost your energy.
When your body reaches homeostasis (or internal balance), you start to feel better as stress and anxiety subside.
Thanks to CBD, the “chill out” effect may help your body produce the restorative molecules it needs to stay healthy.
Ingesting CBD as an energy supplement can also reduce caffeine overdose. Many products promising higher energy often have a “jolt” effect and lead to a mid-afternoon “crash.”
Take it from this CBD user who tried Purpose for more energy: “I don’t get the over jittery feelings I typically do with coffee, and this definitely has more sustainable/longer-lasting energy and a mental boost.”
Purpose by Sovereignty is filled with adaptogens that provide energy, focus, and clarity to your daily life. CBD, CBG, Ashwaganda, Amla, and Neurofactor are just some of the powerful ingredients to this energy supplement.
Now that you have a general idea about what CBD feels like, let’s recap before we reveal another helpful CBD effect (one that everyone needs more of):
- CBD supports daytime focus and helps you feel more awake.
- CBD can boost the immune system and make you feel energized.
OK, what else does CBD do?
Its Calming Effect
While it might seem contradicting that CBD creates both a calming effect and provides energy, the general consensus from users is that CBD induces feelings of calmness. As an alternative to anti-anxiety medication, CBD reduces common anxiety symptoms such as racing thoughts, increased heart rate, and restlessness.
Prescription drugs like Xanax make people feel dizzy and irritable. CBD, on the other hand, gently brings you down from anxiety spikes without the mind-numbing ingredients and effects in other medications.
CBD is a mild sedative, but we use this term loosely since it has non-psychoactive effects. Do you remember our lesson from earlier about the differences between CBD and THC?
Because CBD contains less than 0.3% THC, the calming effect is soothing, almost like a warm tingle. This is perfect for people who have trouble falling asleep because CBD relaxes the mind and body.
“Each night, I feel as though my sleep gets deeper and fuller. I am also feeling more refreshed throughout the day,” another CBD user shared about his experience.
The trifecta of CBD—feeling more awake, energized, and calmer—is easier to find than you might realize.
We’d love for you to try our products and tell us what CBD feels like for you.
For alertness and energy, Purpose by Sovereignty awakens your metabolism with a low dose of coffee fruit caffeine extract. Dream by Sovereignty soothes your nerves and can regulate your sleep cycle.
CBD Isn’t the Only Cannabinoid That’s Beneficial
There are currently 113 different cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. Most haven’t been studied yet but a select few are popping up and showing promising results. Here at Sovereignty, we have put our focus on 3 specific cannabinoids: CBD, CBG, and CBN. These cannabinoids have clinical research behind them and we can say with confidence that they have amazing benefits.
If you’re interested in learning more about the cannabinoids we use in our supplements, check out this article. A straightforward Cannabinoid Chart with Simple Explanations.
What Does CBD Feel Like?
One of many powerful compounds found in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant, cannabidiol (CBD) has been known to support the body and mind in various ways. Among the many benefits that our users experience, some of the main ones are a sense of calm for focus, relief from everyday stresses, help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation, and more. *
But what does CBD feel like when you take it? How will you know when or how you’re actually realizing the effects of CBD?
We’ll get into some examples of what to look for below, but for now, the most accurate answer to those questions is, “It depends.” Specifically, it depends on what your body needs.
How Does CBD Work Within the Body
Everyone’s body is different, so when it comes to CBD, everybody is likely to experience a slightly different response. As you’ll come to learn, CBD works with your body’s Endocannabinoid System, which helps maintain homeostasis – or stability and overall wellness in your systems. So any effects that you feel will be personalized based on what you have going on internally. Results from CBD vary based on how much and how often you take it.
In the meantime, here are some things you should be aware of with CBD:
Plant compounds work better together. CBD is just one of over 100 cannabinoids that can be extracted from hemp. What scientists have found is that these plant compounds tend to have a better effect on the body when they work together rather than alone.
This is known as the Entourage Effect, and it’s a large part of why we choose to make our products “full spectrum.” Since the research shows that using the entire plant maximizes benefits delivered throughout the body, we make sure to give you as much of Mother Nature’s goodness as we can.
Does CBD Oil Get You High?
CBD is non-intoxicating. THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana, is both a psychoactive compound and an intoxicating cannabinoid that leaves its users feeling “high.” CBD, on the other hand, is a different cannabinoid found in Cannabis sativa and while it is technically psychoactive, it is non-intoxicating, meaning CBD products, like CBD oil and gummies, will not get you “high.”
As CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, a classification of the Cannabis sativa plant, and it can legally contain no more than 0.3% THC which is far less than the amount you would need to consume to get “high.” Learn more by reading our blog post that asks Does CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?
How Does CBD Oil Make You Feel?
Now that you have a better understanding of what CBD is and how it works with the body (at least at a high level), it’s time to dig a little deeper into what our customers have been saying.
A long-time user, Lisa, has said, “I have been consistently using this product for 10 months now and have noticed the significant impact it has on my overall well-being.” Other users have described CBD’s effects as promoting “an overall relaxed feeling”—one that “cascades into all other daily activities.”
While we recommend following the directions for use, because everyone is different, you might find some variations that work best for you. Patrick, a home inspector, said, “I take 6 to 8 drops almost every night. My clients tell me that I appear very calm.” By comparison, Larry has said, “I only use 2-3 drops and I feel the effects right away.”
How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD?
In terms of how long it takes, Susie said, “I’m not sure if my experience is unique but it seems to kick in slightly within a half hour. Then, about 2 hours in, my thought process begins to change (for the better).”
For each one of these customers, CBD has had a positive impact on their daily routines. For others, however, CBD remains somewhat of a mystery. One customer, John, said, “I have used your CBD oil and feel no discernable difference. I don’t get it.” This is not terribly uncommon unfortunately and may be due in part to the regularity of taking it. The best way to feel the best effects, CBD must be taken on a regular basis, at the same time every day. Learn more about the CBD routine here.
To these users, we offer guidance on how to expand their relationships with CBD. In fact, we’ve pulled together some of our best tips on how to take CBD.
The bottom line is this: CBD affects everyone a little differently. You have to be patient and know that dietary supplements like Charlotte’s Web are crafted to work with your body naturally. Results come by way of steady improvement, making your CBD wellness more sustainable each step of the way.
So, to sum it all up, what does CBD feel like? The short answer really is, “It depends.” It depends on what you have going on internally as well as the concentration of your CBD.
We provide serving details on our packaging and in the product details on our website. If you’re starting out with our 17 mg CBD/1mL strength, take the recommended serving as indicated on the package for 4 to 6 weeks. After then, if you’re still not where you want to be, we suggest moving up to the next concentration.
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