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).
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 from 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.
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.”
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?
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.
Let’s see what happens when you make the Sovereignty switch to “I Sleep With Plants.”