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How does CBD oil make you feel?
CBD oil, unlike THC is a non-psychoactive ingredient of the marajuana plant. Contrary to THC, CBD does not have the euphoric feeling of being “high”, and most certainly will not have you rolling around laughing like a hyena in the classic “dazed and confused” manner. So, if you’re lookin’ for that kind of a good time, contact your local dispensary, you’ve come to the wrong place.
However, if you’re looking for relaxation, soothing of pain, and anxiety symptoms, you’ve surely come to the right place. CBD oil consumers often report feeling calming sensations, as well asa reduced inflammation, and I’m sure you’ve heard of the many other potential benefits of adding CBD oil to your regimen. The exact effects and physiological response that your body will have to CBD oil and other CBD products is dependent on a number of things.
To fully understand how CBD oil makes you feel, first let’s review exactly how CBD oil works in your body.
CBD works within your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), a cell signaling system that each and every one of us has. In your ECS lives your endocannabinoid receptors, said receptors are key actors in your brain function, central nervous system, and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells. They receive signals, mostly chemical ones, from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, as well as calming and anti-anxiety responses in your body that help with pain management, stress management, and an all around healthier body and mind.
How CBD oil makes you feel from there really depends on the desired effects you’re looking for, and your method of using the product. For example, if you choose to use CBD oil topically for the relief of pain and inflammation in your joints or muscles, the response will be a targeted anti-inflammatory sensation in the area of application. Taking CBD orally or sublingually, as a supplement to your daily regimen will supply your full body with anti-inflammatory and calming sensations. Oral CBD takes the same amount of time to “work” as it takes for your body to metabolize medications or foods. For instant relief and said sensations, you may consider vaping. Vaping CBD oil is the fastest way for the cannabinoids to enter your bloodstream and is perhaps the most accessible for while you’re on the go.
Additionally, you want to be weary of what type of CBD oil you’re using. There are three main types of CBD oil. Full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. Full spectrum CBD oil DOES contain THC-- so that type of CBD oil will most definitely impact your body’s response and how it makes you feel. Broad spectrum CBD oil may contain trace amounts of THC so you’ll want to confirm with your seller whether or not there is THC and what level of THC to expect. Lastly, CBD isolate does not contain any THC at all, but it also does not contain any of the other medicinal properties found in the other cannabinoids that are in the marajuana plant.
Here’s a quick bit in more detail about those different types of CBD oil:
Full Spectrum CBD Oil - Contains all 113 cannabinoids within the marijuana plant, including THC (the only psychoactive cannabinoid). Full spectrum is easier to manufacture, because it can be emulsified, dissolved, and homogenized much more effectively - compared with an isolate. Since the isolate are difficult to dissolve in water containing media during manufacturing or consumption, they pose a risk of inconsistent delivery of active for consumers and patients alike.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil - Contains only a few cannabinoids within the hemp or marijuana plant. This form is exponentially more beneficial than an isolate. CBD in the presence of other plant constituents improves the dose-response in a standardized hemp extract, showing it is more potent and efficacious than pure CBD isolate. Various research groups have studied a range of physiological parameters, such as analgesic (pain relieving) effects, and have concluded that the higher efficiency of plant extract can be explained by additive or synergistic interaction between CBD, terpenes, and the minor phytocannabinoids in the extracts. This is because other phytocannabinoids, including Tetrahydrocannabivarin, Cannabigerol, and Cannabichromene exert additional effects of therapeutic interest and the therapeutic synergy observed with plant extracts results in the requirement for a lower amount of active components.
CBD Isolate - Contains only 1 cannabinoid within the plant - CBD. CBD isolate has been used for various Investigational New Drug applications. GW Pharmaceuticals has an approval pending with Food and Drug administration for a drug with CBD as the active ingredient. Historically, the active ingredients in their purified form are not allowed in any consumer or drug product upon FDA-approval. Therefore, designing a product with purified CBD, will present a challenge for manufacturers, as it will soon be illegal to use. However, designing consumer products or supplements with full-spectrum hemp oil with up to 80% CBD and no THC provides a solution to those who would want a viable and legal supply of CBD raw material in the form of a botanical extract.
Broad Spectrum 0.0%THC - That's what we use here at Fleur d’Henri. We utilize the entire marijuana plant, and remove ALL traces of THC. This means that we are utilizing all of the cannabinoids within the marijuana plant, except for THC. We’ve found this to be the most beneficial way to get all of the desired medicinal benefits of the marajuana plant without the “high” and undesired psychoactive effects of THC.
All and all CBD oil is an incredibly powerful and medicinal tool for an all around healthier and happier body. Ourselves, and numerous other studies, cultures, and happy customers have fallen in love with all that CBD can do for you. As always we recommend talking to your doctor if you have and preexisting conditions, and/or are taking other medications. We also like to conclude with a list of the possible side effects of CBD.
CBD is understood to be a remarkably safe alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals and over the counter medications. Though no serious or life threatening side effects have been found with using CBD there are some side effects to be aware of. The most common side effects of CBD include drowsiness, gastrointestinal issues, dry mouth, reduced appetite, nausea, and interaction with other medications.
Drowsiness: I’m hesitant to list drowsiness as a side effect of CBD because it is often a welcomed and desired effect. CBD has sedative qualities that are not only known to make for better, more restful sleep, but also to combat over stimulation and anxiety. The relaxing and sedating effects of CBD however, could get intense if combined with other sedative drugs. If you’re currently on other medication, make sure you ask your doctor if it’s okay to supplement with CBD.
Gastrointestinal Issues: Nausea and gastrointestinal issues are a pretty common side effect of CBD oil. This can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and other symptoms associated with a digestive problem (think how you would feel after eating something that disagreed with you). In part, some people simply don't digest CBD oil well. This is not uncommon with oils and supplements.
Dry Mouth / Reduced Appetite: Ironically, perhaps, for a cannabis product, CBD oil has been linked to loss of appetite in some people. (Again, think eating something new that your body didn’t agree with.) Along with dry mouth, a rather non-ironic effect of a cannabis product. CBD can simply leave you feeling unpleasant after ingesting. As with most other side effects, this will pass in time.
Again CBD poses no significant side effects, but does have a few mild ones. Mild side effects will pass with time. It is important to understand CBD as medicine when it comes to adding it to your regimen. That being said, be sure to consult your doctor if you have a pre-existing health condition or take other prescription or OTC medications regularly.