CBD is a natural alternative to pain relievers, anti-anxiety medications, anti-inflammation drugs, anti-seizure treatments, and plenty more. However, many are hesitant to give CBD oil a try because they are unsure how they may feel after the first dose. They assume that it is similar to its cousin, THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid in Marijuana. Fortunately for those that want to reap the benefits of Cannabis without the psychoactive effects, CBD is the answer. It is made from HEMP and typically carries little to no THC.
Those who used antihistamines know that sometimes the allergy relief they offer isn’t always worth the feeling of drowsiness that comes with taking them. It’s important that medications fix the problem we are having without causing even larger problems. People tend to veer away from products that have side effects or prevent them from doing their daily activities, which is why CBD is becoming so popular. It has a large array of benefits without the high or side effects.
Does CBD oil get you high?
CBD—short for Cannabidiol—is one of 100+ cannabinoids that is found in Cannabis. CBD is often confused for THC which is found in marijuana. THC is a psychoactive chemical, and it is what makes marijuana give a “high” feeling. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and does not produce a “high” feeling. This means you will not experience a mental haze or any slowing of mental functions.
CBD is extracted from hemp. Most hemp contains less than 0.3% of THC. This amount is not enough to cause a high feeling. In fact, CBD has been found to actually block the effects of THC on cell receptors. It is suggested to use if you are using THC and get anxiety or paranoia sometimes associated with this chemical.
Since CBD does not produce a high, many use it in their daily routine for combating anxiety disorders, chronic pain, epilepsy, insomnia, and general fatigue. So the question, “Does CBD get you high?”, the answer is no.
Can CBD make you drowsy?
While the effects of CBD vary from person to person, most find it to have a relaxing effect in that it relieves feelings of anxiety and eases pain. But this relaxation effect is not to be mistaken for drowsiness. Many find that CBD oil actually produces an energizing feeling—like morning coffee but without the crash. CBD won’t make you doze off in class or at work; it may do just the opposite.
Asking the right question
With CBD oil, the best question isn’t what does CBD feels like, but rather what feelings it removes. It can remove the feeling of tiredness, anxiety, and fatigue which can bring more energy, relaxation, and happiness.
Chronic pain and fatigue
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), CBD oil has shown to relieve chronic pain and fatigue. Cbd’s pain-relieving effects are due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
The feeling of anxiety is draining, and many find anxiety relief in CBD oil. By removing anxiety, CBD has a relaxing effect on an overwhelmed mind which can bring mental clarity and greater focus. One study shows that those with social anxiety were significantly better and more confident at public speaking when using CBD oil.
The NIH also shares that along with its anti-anxiety effects, CBD oil may also help with insomnia. CBD can bring a full night of quality sleep without the side effects of traditional anxiety or sleep disorder medications. The effects of CBD can make insomniacs feel refreshed and energized throughout the day.
CBD interacts with serotonin receptors and relieves nausea and vomiting. Many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy find that CBD oil relieved nausea caused by the treatments.
CBD’s effects on serotonin receptors may help symptoms of depression. Plus, natural insomnia and anxiety effects may help fend off depression symptoms as well. While more studies need to be done, many have found small doses of CBD oil to be an effective and natural way to manage depression.
Another benefit to CBD is its powerful antioxidant properties. These antioxidants help get rid of toxic substances in the body. Getting rid of toxins can help contribute to feeling energized, healthy, and happy. Another NIH Study shows that oxidative stress can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and many other age-related diseases. CBD oil may help slow the progress of these diseases.
CBD has been found to work incredibly for those with arthritis. This is believed to be because of the interaction CBD has with the body’s CB2 receptors which play an important role in the body’s immune system. The immune system of those with arthritis attacks muscles in their joints. This causes a lot of pain and fatigue. On top of CBD’s ability to affect the immune system, it also reduces inflammation and pain. All of these benefits together make CBD a powerful alternative for arthritis relief.
Are there negative effects of using CBD oil?
While CBD users find CBD oil to be energizing at moderate doses, using large amounts of CBD in a short amount of time can have the opposite effect. High doses of CBD oil can have a sedating effect. If your goal is to feel stimulated and energized, stick with smaller doses.
There are also a handful of side effects to consider. While many people don’t experience any side effects when taking a moderate amount of CBD oil, it’s not unheard of.
Some of these side effects include nausea, changes in appetite, and depression. It’s interesting that depression and nausea can both be either relieved by CBD oil or caused by it. CBD does not appear to be addictive and no known fatal CBD overdoses have been reported.
Everyone’s body will react differently to CBD so it can take some experimenting to figure out how your body reacts to it. It’s best to consult your doctor before making any changes to your medications or supplements, and never stop using antidepressants without your doctor’s approval.
The intention of CBD is to get you the relief you want without adding to the pain, anxiety or depression. Most people stay away form these products because they are not well informed. However, with more and more publicity and awareness about the magic of the Hemp and Marijuana plants. States are once again opening the door to the healing properties of these plants.
In short, if you like to get “high”, THC may be for you. IF not, CBD is the supplement for you. Either way, herb is proving to be a great alternative for many ailments and we see it becoming a household remedy once again, like Tylonol or Asprin.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products discussed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Due to FDA Regulations, we recommend that you do your own research on CBD products. We also suggest that you read the reviews on our website, where our customers record their real-world results of using our products.