How Will CBD Oil Make You Feel?
We have written a lot about the rapid growth of hemp-derived CBD oil since it first became federally legal with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. As this natural, plant-based product continues to gain fans now that it’s widely available online across the United States, many remain skeptical due to its relationship with marijuana and fears that it will cause a psychological high - which it won't. If CBD and marijuana are related and CBD doesn’t get you high, this begs the question “how will CBD oil make you feel?”
The confusion often stems from the fact that both CBD oil and marijuana come from the Cannabis Sativa plant. However, CBD oil is made from the hemp species which has only trace amounts of THC (the cannabinoid that produces the “high” associated with marijuana) and larger amounts of cannabidiol, also known as CBD. Marijuana, on the other hand, comes from the marijuana plant and has larger quantities of THC. It’s important to note that in order to be sold legally in the United States, CBD oil products must contain 0.3% or less THC.
Now, let’s dig into the question at hand!
CBD Oil + The Endocannabinoid System
Let’s start by exploring how CBD interacts with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). Every human being has an ECS that consists of several parts working together to promote a state of balance, otherwise known as “homeostasis”. These parts include endocannabinoids, receptors that endocannabinoids and cannabinoids bond with, and enzymes that help break down endocannabinoids and cannabinoids. Your ECS plays a crucial role in regulating necessary functions like sleep, mood, appetite, and memory. If you want to learn more, check out our post dedicated to the Endocannabinoid System here.
According to Healthline, THC interacts with your ECS by binding to receptors including both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, allowing it to have a range of effects on the body and the mind. CBD, however, does not bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors but does prevent endocannabinoids from being broken down, allowing them to have more of an effect on the body. This is what makes CBD an ideal solution for those looking for a little ECS boost, but without the “high” that THC produces.
So How Will CBD Oil Make You Feel?
While we believe in the potential benefits of CBD, it’s not yet regulated by the FDA and therefore we cannot make any definite claims about its effects. That said, we have heard from many CBD advocates that it can promote the following:
- Feeling of calm
- Feeling of focus
- Better rest
- Faster muscle recovery
Because everyone’s Endocannabinoid System is unique, so is the way that CBD oil interacts with each individual body. This means that not everyone will feel the same way after taking CBD oil, and some will require higher dosages to get the desired effects while others will require lower dosages. If you are new to CBD, we recommend starting with a low dose (if taking tinctures, capsules, or edibles) to find what’s right for you. With topical creams, we recommend starting with a small application and then determining what produces the best muscle recovery and/or pain-relieving effects.
Shopping for CBD Oil
If you are new to CBD oil and shopping for brands, it’s vital to look for trusted brands that use high-quality ingredients, are transparent with their information, and provide third-party lab tests with all of their products. The lab results are especially important to ensure that the products contain the amount of CBD advertised and comply with the <0.3% THC legal limit.
You can feel confident when you start your CBD oil experience with Maddyn. Our Farm to Life standard means that we work closely with our U.S. farming partners to ensure we use the best ingredients and plant varietals in every product, including organically farmed hemp from Colorado. We make our third-party lab tests readily available online and via QR code on every product package. If you are ready to take the great CBD oil plunge, you can shop safely with us online today and get free shipping plus 35% off with code WELCOME35.
*DISCLAIMERS: MADDYN DOES NOT SELL OR DISTRIBUTE ANY PRODUCTS THAT ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE UNITED STATES CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT. ALL PRODUCTS SOLD HEREIN HAVE LESS THAN 0.3% TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (“THC”). WE IN NO WAY GUARANTEE PERSON(S) TO PASS A DRUG TEST AFTER CONSUMING OUR PRODUCTS. *THE PRODUCTS SOLD HEREIN HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (“FDA”) AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, OR CURE ANY DISEASE. EVERYONE’S BODY IS DIFFERENT SO ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING USING OF ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS