How does CBD make you feel?

by Apoorva Shivankar, M.D

MYTH - Gets you a characteristic ‘HIGH.’

TRUTH - No CBD won’t. Please do not expect fireworks. 

As CBD is derived from cannabis plants, most of us blindly consider it as a drug that gives a great HIGH. But in reality, it doesn’t and the absence of a psychoactive chemical called Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the reason behind that. So, if you are looking for a HIGH, please do not try CBD. CBD, however, is gaining popularity as a therapeutic agent mostly for the treatment of sleep and seizure disorders.

How does CBD make you feel then?

The resultant feeling of CBD ingestion is not the same for everyone. Every individual is unique and so are their experiences. Currently, a lot of work is being done in this field to decipher the multiple therapeutic effects of CBD. Studies show that even though CBD lacks the euphoric effects like THC, it surely has a FEEL-GOOD effect of itself.

A high-quality CBD promotes: 

  • A sense of relaxation of both the mind and the body - primary effect.
  • Wards off the evils of anxiety and depression and calms the racing brains down.
  • Relieves stress and makes you feel better.
  • Stops overthinking.
  • Makes one more optimistic, motivated.
  • Increases the level of alertness and focus.
  • Sets your mind in the right place
  • Ensures sound sleep by managing stress, anxiety, and pains; the main underlying causes of sleep disturbances.
  • Improves appetite.
  • Acts as Nootropic drug - makes you smarter.

So, with CBD, you will have a HAPPY DAY every day.  

All the FEEL-GOOD effects of CBD are well fitted within the frame of NORMALCY. It never exceeds beyond normal, instead, it sets a new positive normal for you devoid of all negativities, anxiety, pain, and stress; and full of positivity and enthusiasm slowly over a period of time.

It thus makes you feel the same as you feel on a normal happy day, with no alteration in level of consciousness or awareness, no excessive high, no imaginary world, no sedation or addiction; just a good, positive, happy mood with a sense of calm, clear, positive and productive mindset.

Apart from being the Feel-Good factor, CBD is also effective in relieving pains like migraine, generalized body ache, etc but simultaneously it keeps you aware that something is not ok so that you act accordingly.

Great, isn’t it? 

How does CBD manage to do so?

Simply by targeting the Supreme Power of our body-THE BRAIN.

As it is rightly said - Brain is the remote control of our system and the root cause of most of our ailments is somewhere connected to it. CBD calms down our continuously running brains by effectively reducing the anxiety and stress levels and the rest is achieved automatically.

Entering the depth of mechanism of action: 

Most of the effects are mediated by the efficient ECS pathway working inside the body. Let’s see how?

  • The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a biological pathway working within our body to regulate mood, appetite, memory, cognition, inflammation, pain, and many more. CB1 receptors located abundantly in the brain are the central part of this system. Normally in an unstoned, sober body, neurotransmitter anandamide binds to the CB1 receptor to generate pleasure, anxiety, motivation, and feeding behavior.

    This anandamide is also released in response to exercise such as running and cause a runners’ HIGH. A similar HIGH is also produced when a cannabis product THC binds to CB1. On the other hand, CBD works by binding to CB1 and thus it opposes the generation of pleasure, anxiety, and HIGH by allosterically inhibiting the binding of anandamide and THC to CB1receptors. 

  • Also, by binding to other receptors of the cannabinoid system, CBD exerts an array of its own anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects.

  • Cannabidiols are also known to act through 5HT1a serotonin receptors in the brain to treat anxiety and depression.

Can CBD Make You Smarter? 

Yes, CBD is considered as a new nootropic agent which means that it is a supplement capable of boosting cognitive functions. CBD may mitigate negativities like anxiety, stress, overthinking, pain, etc enabling the brain to think, concentrate, and work in a more effective and smart manner. 

How long does it take to feel the CBD effects?

It varies according to the dose, mode of ingestion or application, and also with the individuals’ responses. The inhalational route is the fastest, kicking off in just 10-15 min as it directly enters the system. This is closely followed by a sublingual mode of drug delivery showing results in around 20-30 min. Oral CBD takes the longest time around 45min to 5 hours as it has to pass through various digestive factors before getting absorbed.

Possible side effects:

Research suggests that CBD drugs are very safe and not known to cause any adverse reactions even if high doses are taken chronically. Very rarely they may present with,

  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhoea
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in weight
  • Allergic Reactions

What is CBD Oil?

They are cannabidiol oils extracted from stalks, leaves, and flowers of the cannabis plants. Thus, it can be Marijuana CBD oil extracted from Marijuana plants or Hemp CBD oil extracted from industrial hemp plants. As we know, marijuana CBD oils have higher THC concentration, these oils can get you a feel of HIGH, along with other psychoactive effects of THC. THC also adds an intoxicating property to these oils. Owing to such ill-effects, Marijuana CBD is legally banned in the United States.

It is important to note that CBD-oils which we get legally are usually derived from hemp and they contain nil to very low THC concentrations. The hemp-derived CBD Oils containing pure CBD isolates or broad-spectrum CBD  have nil THC whereas full-spectrum CBD oil contains significantly lower levels (<0.3%) of THC.

This lack of THC ensures no risk of intoxication and psychoactive effects. Also, these hemp-derived CBD oils are rich in cannabidiol concentration imparting all the soothing Feel-Good experiences on application or ingestion. It will ensure a stress-free, calm, happy, and energetic feel throughout the day followed by a nice, calm sleep at night.

CBD oils derived from hemp plants are becoming more and more popular these days and can be taken either orally or topically.

Dosage: There is no recommendation as such on the dosage of CBD products, but it depends on personal characteristics like height, weight, and also on the type of CBD used in it for the oil preparation.

Will CBD Oil Make You Feel High?

No, as stated earlier, legally available CBD Oil is a hemp-derived one that contains nil or low THC levels (<0.3%) not sufficient enough to make you feel the HIGH effect.

Directly from a Doctor:

"I have been using CBD on various patients at my functional medicine center for some time now, and we are loving the clinical results! I use it to support healthy balanced inflammation levels in people with autoimmunity, pain, and anxiety. For some, CBD has truly been the missing link in their health puzzle. It's one of the few things that I, too, take every day." William Cole, D.C.
 

Our celebs have to say something too

The charm of this miracle drug has not spared of big celebs too. A number of them accept and acknowledge the positive impact of CBD oils in their lives.

In their own words,

KIM KARDASHIAN

Kim Kardashian recently celebrated her 4th kid's baby shower with the theme being CBD products. She has stated many times how much she loves CBD and the way it helps to calm her down.

What she said: "Anyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with CBD everything! This is not an ad lol..." She also said, "Let's zen out for a Saturday," she said, surrounded by guests stretched out on yoga mats. "So everyone have a puff and put on some oil."

MEGAN RAPINOE

Megan Rapinoe is an Olympic gold medallist, two-time Women's World Cup champion, and 2019 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year. This U.S. Soccer superstar has recently signed a sponsorship with a CBD brand.

What she said: “I wanted a healthier, more natural option for pain management, sleep aid, relaxation while flying, and general recovery. I think there is still a lot of stigma around the use of CBD and cannabis in soccer,” Megan responded. “There needs to be greater education so athletes can make an informed decision.”

Takeaway: With CBD,

“It’s not about getting HIGH or really feeling any psychoactive effects; it’s more about melting away whatever’s getting in your way of living well so that you can focus on living your life.” 

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