Would you believe it if we said “great”!
That’s ok if you don’t. After all, there are a lot of promises made on supplements and some aren’t so well-deserved.
If you’re hesitant about buying CBD, this article’s for you. We’ll help break down the myths and answer once and for all, how does CBD oil makes you feel. Plus, we’ll list dosing recommendations and some of the more minor side effects. Read on to learn more.
How Does Full Spectrum CBD Oil Make You Feel
CBD oil will react differently for some, based on their symptoms. For example, you might feel more clarity after your CBD regimen if you have brain fog. Based on your needs, here’s what science says regarding CBD. Use the diagrams below to see how you’ll feel after taking CBD:
1. You’ll Feel Calmer
CBD works with your ECS (endocannabinoid system) to provide a calming, relaxing effect. The National Institute of Health (NIH) conducted a groundbreaking test recently and found conclusive evidence CBD helped treat several anxiety disorders, including PTSD. Scientists also determined CBD helped reduce drug cravings and stress-induced anxiety.
2. You’ll Have Less Pain
One thing you’ll notice after taking CBD, especially if you suffer from chronic pain, is its ability to alleviate discomfort. In one study, arthritis subjects treated with transdermal CBD gel improved limb posture and reduced joint swelling. Another study found that “cannabinol and their combinations act as peripheral analgesics in a rat model of myofascial pain.”
3. Skin Relief
If you suffer from eczema or other skin conditions, you may notice you have less redness and itching. That’s because CBD acts as an anti-microbial, as well as an anti-inflammatory. There’s also good evidence CBD may help treat MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant staph infection.
4. Insomnia Relief
Many choose to take their CBD at night – not only because it’s a relaxant, but it may help you sleep better. Scientists recently determined that cannabinoids may improve sleep quality in sleep apnea patients. The study also showed CBD held promise for excessive daytime sleepiness and REM sleep behavior disorder.
5. Happy and More Alert
Finally, you may notice general happiness and alertness after taking CBD for a while. It may be subtle at first, but things to watch out for are less anxiety and depression. Scientists recently tested CBD on animal subjects and found that it promoted a “sustained antidepressant effect” because of its ability to interact with serotonergic neurotransmitters.
Different Types of CBD
When choosing your CBD, especially for relief of a specific condition, it’s helpful to know which type to purchase. There’s actually no different type of CBD to choose from, just different strengths. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of two active compounds in cannabis: THC.
1. Full-Spectrum CBD
It contains CBD, THC (0.3%), and over 80 compounds found in the cannabis plant. Because you’re taking the “full menu” of the cannabis plant, you’re receiving the maximum effect.
2. THC-Free CBD Oil
Just as the name implies, there’s no THC (the compound responsible for the ‘high’) in this variety. While you will benefit from the CBD, you may not see the same results.
3. CBD Isolate
Like THC-Free CBD oil, CBD isolates usually come in powder form.
4. CBD Edibles
Increasingly popular because of their taste and discreetness, CBD edibles come in the form of gummies. These are great for those who need a quick, on-the-go snack and gluten-free, as well.
Do You Feel the Effects of CBD Oil Right Away?
CBD can take some time to work, depending on your condition. Some notice the effects immediately, while others report it taking up to one month before seeing any results. Most report it taking two to three weeks before noticing any condition changes.
Will CBD Make Me Feel High?
No, CBD won’t make you high. By law, it must contain no more than 0.3% THC, far below the amount needed to make you high. If you’re still concerned about the THC in standard CBD oil, you can always opt for an isolate or THC-free product. These can be especially handy if you have to take a drug test, for example.
CBD Oil Side Effects
According to The World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is safe and well-tolerated. Because of CBD’s growth, it’s also being studied more than ever. The FDA has even approved a CBD-based drug for a rare form of epilepsy.
There are very few side effects to really be concerned with. But we are still finding out new things about CBD – primarily good. Researchers showed side effects for the Food and drug administration approved CBD drug to be decreased appetite, dry mouth, and nausea. And the best part is there are no psychoactive effects.
How Much CBD Should I Use?
When starting out, you should start with the lowest possible dose. Keep taking that dose for one week and “listen” to your body, as it were. Here’s a guide to help you:
For a 150 pound person (increase 5 mg for every 50 pounds), take 5 mg to start.
Increase by 5-10 mg every week as your body needs it.
Be careful not to get too carried away with the dosage – it’s more important to give your body time to adjust to the cannabinoids. After all, you have an internal endocannabinoid system. Once your body synergizes your CBD, you’ll start to notice it happening externally, as well. If it helps, you can track your use with a journal.
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