What Does CBD Feel Like?
Have you been wanting to try it, but first you want to know what CBD feels like? Or maybe you’re wondering, “Does CBD really do anything?”
How CBD will make you feel and how effective it is, depends on several factors. I know, it’s not a straightforward answer, but that doesn’t mean CBD won’t work for you or have amazing effects in your life.
It just means there’s a few things you should know about CBD. In this article, we’ll explore how people say CBD makes them feel, the reasons they take it, and how it helps.
If you’re going to put something new in your body, of course you want to know things like:
- Can you feel CBD?
- Does CBD make you feel high?
- Does CBD change how you feel?
- What does CBD make you feel like?
Does CBD Make You Feel High?
Let’s get the scary questions out of the way first. No, CBD will not make you feel high. Yes, hemp is cannabis, but it is grown differently than the THC-laden marijuana associated with cannabis.
Legal, hemp-derived CBD that is responsibly grown and manufactured, contains .3% or less THC. That amount is non-intoxicating.
What Are the Side Effects of CBD?
Next, you might be concerned with side effects. The reality is that compared to most prescription drugs and OTC medications, CBD has a good safety profile. There is no established lethal dose of CBD. While safety studies of CBD in human clinical trials are limited, those that have been performed in humans and animal models confirm the “often described favorable safety profile of CBD in humans”.
The side effects associated with CBD are pretty tame. Often people don’t experience any adverse effects. But there are some and you should know what to possibly expect. They include:
- Dry mouth
- Low blood pressure
- Drowsiness when taken in high doses
- Loss of appetite
- Inhibition of hepatic drug metabolism (cytochrome p450). Be cautious of taking CBD with a prescription drug that says not to take it with grapefruit.
Can CBD Oil Cause Liver Toxicity?
The FDA has made the blanket statement that CBD can cause liver injury, even though the organization admits that it “has only seen limited data about CBD safety.”
Some limited studies have shown that very high doses of ingested CBD—that is CBD that is taken orally, processed through the digestive system, and metabolized by the liver—can cause liver toxicity. … You know, the way drugs like acetaminophen (Tylenol), alcohol, and even Vitamins A and niacin can cause liver toxicity if too much of them are consumed.
For the full scoop on this subject, see our extensive article on CBD and liver toxicity.
Here’s What We Know …
The truth is, everyone is different, and therefore their experience with CBD will vary according to their personal chemistry, their ailments, the quality, form, and dose of CBD they take, and more.
In October 2017, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that it was removing non-intoxicating CBD from its list of 2018 banned substances.
Shortly after that, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report acknowledging the medical benefits of CBD and that the compound doesn’t have potential for abuse or adverse health effects.
And in the Fall of 2019, the Arthritis Foundation created CBD guidelines after a survey revealed that 80% of sufferers of arthritis were turning to cannabis as a treatment. They also sent a public letter to the FDA recommending they focus their efforts on creating standardized quality and safety measures with regard to CBD products.
When you use CBD, you will not get high. You can not overdose. As with anything else, if you are on other medications, seek medical advice to find out if CBD could have any adverse effects when taken with your meds.
For most people, CBD oil effects far outweigh any minor side effects. In fact, sometimes the side effects of high-quality CBD are simply more benefits—and often ones you weren’t expecting.
For example, many consumers who have taken our Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD for pain and anxiety have discovered that it improves blood glucose levels. This actually happened to one of my regular customers and in a scientific safety study testing Puffin Hemp.
How Does CBD Feel?
Because CBD extends the presence of anandamide in your system, many people say that CBD gives them a general sense of well-being. We like to describe this as a “calm confidence”. Other people compare it to a “runner’s high”.
Anandamide is an endocannabinoid naturally produced by our bodies, sometimes called the “bliss hormone”. It’s responsible for regulating movement control, appetite, pain, and our overall sense of well-being.
CBD helps keep anandamide around longer by inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down anandamide—fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH).
Some people say CBD makes them feel a tingling in the top of their head, while others describe a calm washing over their face that starts between the eyes.
People often ask if CBD gives you a body high. The answer is no, but if you take a potent liposomal CBD, sublingual CBD tincture, or smoke or vape raw hemp flower, you can get a relaxation that is felt deep in the body without the psychoactive effects of THC.
Others say that it’s not about what CBD makes them feel, but the absence of certain feelings and symptoms.
But first, a quick review about what CBD is.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound (a phytocannabinoid) derived from cannabis.
CBD is found in the stalk, the seeds, and the flower of the cannabis plant. It is abundant in the cannabis plant, quite unlike the many other hundreds of cannabinoids that exist. Because of this, it is easy to extract it into the form of cannabis oil.
Once it is extracted, it may be processed and ultimately converted to other products such as capsules or liquids, or purified to its crystalline form.
What Does CBD Do?
Technically, how CBD works is through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD interacts with this master regulatory system in your body in two main ways:
- It binds to and activates receptors in the ECS
- CBD enhances natural endocannabinoids like anandamide.
But Does CBD Actually Do Anything?
According to many anecdotal reports and a growing pool of research, CBD has a wide range of therapeutic and preventative effects.
CBD for Preventative Health Benefits
Many people ask, “Is CBD good for you?”
Because CBD is an antioxidant and has neuroprotective qualities, some people take it to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases.
A 2018 review of clinical and preclinical studies in Frontiers of Pharmacology determined that CBD plays a protective role in treating and preventing such diseases as Parkinson’s and MS.
You may have heard someone you know say CBD didn’t work for them. Not all CBD is created equal. To learn more, read our article on what makes CBD oil effective.
What Is CBD Used For?
What people say about how CBD feels is usually directly associated with what they are using it for. However, some people find that the benefits of CBD are surprising and more than what they expected.
So, what does CBD help with? Here are some real stories that customers and friends have shared with us.
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do. My other colleagues do. My mother does. Hundreds of customers … but some stories just stand out. Because they are life-changing.
Mary is a breast cancer survivor for over five years now. When she came into The Hemp Haus several years back, she was experiencing a cascade of horrific side effects from her post-cancer meds. She was on several drugs, each one addressing but also adding a new side effect. One of the many symptoms she had was manic episodes.
I love reporting that after taking our Ananda Hemp Full Spectrum CBD, Mary was able to get off many of her prescription meds. And her manic episodes, along with several other symptoms, completely subsided.
You can learn more about Mary’s story here.
Learn more about what CBD to take for anxiety here.
CBD for Pain and Inflammation
For pain and inflammation, I have two great success stories of people whose lives were vastly improved by our CBD products.
Michael Nardiello is a former Premier League footballer and takes Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD every day. He takes this powerful and fast-acting CBD for pain and inflammation caused by the pelvic injury that ended his career. With Puffin Hemp, Nardiello says his sleep and overall quality of life have greatly improved.
You can read more about this former Manchester United player’s CBD story here.
One of our favorite CBD success stories is Ginny’s. Ginny is a grandmother who works 10-hour days on a concrete factory floor. Before she discovered Ananda Hemp CBD and Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD, chronic pain and the stress had nearly taken over her life.
Ginny suffered from pain and discomfort caused by rheumatoid arthritis, shoulder injuries, herniated discs, and knees that need replacements. Her days ended with her coming home to bed, where she got very little rest because of the pain. She then had to get up and do it again. You can imagine the stress — the very bad place she was in.
For more about how Ananda Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Softgels, Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD, and Ananda Hemp Spectrum Salve helped her take back her life, read Ginny’s story here.
Learn more about what CBD to take for pain and inflammation here.
CBD for Mood
In 2019, I found out that my 81-year-old grandma had been struggling with depression. After losing her husband and two youngest sons in a 5-year period, she was quietly trying to deal with the toll of these losses alone with an antidepressant that made her mind foggy.
Because of CBD, my grandma was able to get off the prescription medication that gave her brain fog.
CBD for Insomnia
Many people, including these wonderful ones above, have experienced insomnia or poor sleep as a secondary symptom.
CBD can absolutely help with insomnia, whether it’s caused by a sleep disorder or is a result of other symptoms or lifestyle conditions.
Learn more about what CBD to take for insomnia here.
How Does CBD Hemp Oil Make Me Feel?
These success stories are just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve met so many people whose lives have been changed for the better by CBD. And to be able to help them find a high-quality CBD product that will work for them has been super rewarding.
So, in one way, you could say CBD absolutely makes me feel like I’m helping people.
But CBD also makes me feel my best both mentally and physically. I use CBD daily for many reasons. I am a cancer survivor for over a decade. I take Ananda Hemp CBD Softgels and Puffin Hemp CBD Liposomes 350 as a part of my daily maintenance. This helps regulate my immune system and my sleep cycle.
But sometimes I have some anxiety or a day when I’m having an ADD-type day. For these days, I keep Puffin Hemp Liposomes 1000 or Ananda Hemp CBD 2000 tincture on hand. Within 10-15 minutes my calmness is restored and I am able to focus again. I do the same when for post-workout soreness.
CBD has changed my life for the better and has allowed me to help others take their lives back with CBD. With the right quality and support in finding a product, I believe anyone can feel better with CBD.
The Nature’s Breakthrough educational resource is just one of the ways The Hemp Haus practices its sincere commitment to and passion for educating people about CBD and helping them find the right, high-quality product based on their needs.