Many people considering taking CBD oil may have the question “How does CBD Oil make you Feel?” Afterall, most of the medication and supplements we take are designed to have some sort of effect, or to make us feel a certain way.  

In the last 10 years the slow but steady legalization of cannabis for medical and recreational uses have left people suffering from a wide range of issues wondering if this plant is a natural solution. Unfortunately, Cannabis itself has some rather deep-rooted stigmas attached to it, which make people worried and reluctant to try anything that comes from it. 

This article will address some of those stigmas and address the question of “how does CBD Oil make you feel?”

How Does CBD Make You Feel?

The first thing we want you to know is that Cannabis has hundreds of compounds in it called cannabinoids. CBD is one of them, as is THC. 

THC is the compound that gives cannabis its reputation and causes the high feeling the plant is known for. As many manufacturers realize this is not the desired effect for many potential consumers, most CBD Oils have little to no THC in them, so users will get the benefits without the high. 

Even without THC, CBD has been shown to interact greatly with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in many self-regulatory functions that we never noticed until something is wrong with them. 

Because of this, How CBD Oil makes you feel often depends on what you’re taking it for. 

People taking it to help with anxiety or depression often describe the feeling of ‘increased relaxation’ or ‘soothing calm’. This can be directly attributed to CBD’s effect on serotonin levels in the blood. 

Those looking to relieve chronic or arthritis pain, muscle soreness, or inflammation often say that they feel a reduction in pain or joint stiffness. This can be attributed to CBD’s interaction with receptors in the body that control inflammation to enhance the healing process. 

There are even a group of people that report not feeling any drastic change after taking CBD Oil, but notice more energy daily, or a better quality of sleep. 

So, the basic answer to “How does CBD Oil make you Feel” could be as simple as “better”. For a more detailed answer, it might be helpful to research more into the specific reason you are considering taking the oil so you have a better idea of what to expect!  

Maybe the best way to describe how CBD makes you feel is this:  CBD Oil will help relieve many symptoms that are affecting you, allowing you to return to normal. CBD helps push the reset button.

Will CBD oil make me feel High? 

CBD by itself will certainly not make you feel high. CBD does not contain any of the psychoactive compounds that its close cousin, THC, has. Most CBD products on the market today are cultivated from the hemp plant, a strain of cannabis required by law to be low in THC. The hemp plant itself doesn’t contain nearly enough THC to affect you in that way. 

Because CBD Oil is made from these low THC strains of cannabis known as hemp, CBD Oil will not make you high at all. 

Our Complete Spectrum CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, for example. Other products like Broad Spectrum CBD, or CBD Isolates, completely remove even the trace amounts of THC from the hemp plant. 

What to Expect When You Start taking CBD

What to expect when you start taking CBD often depends on why you are taking it in the first place. CBD acts to calm inflamed receptors throughout your body, acting through the endocannabinoid system. It helps to restore balance to many parts of your system and thus can “affect” people differently. 

For example, many people who suffer from anxiety report that CBD helps calm their nerves and help them relax. CBD is often recommended for those who can’t calm down and get to sleep. If you are in pain or have muscle soreness you might consider taking it to relieve some of those symptoms. 

I often don’t feel any different when taking CBD. It’s actually not until I miss a day or two that I notice the change. I generally take CBD before bed to help with muscle soreness from exercise. I often know when I’ve forgotten to take it just because I’m a little stiffer and sore than I “should be”. 

Can CBD make you feel bad? 

Very few people report side effects from taking CBD oil and most are very mild. Those taking extremely high dosages are much more likely to experience some side effects, but most of these are nothing compared to many prescription medications on the market today. 

If you are new to CBD, or are taking high doses, here are a few things you might experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Upset Stomach
  • Dry Mouth
  • Decreased Appetite

If you do have any of these symptoms we strongly suggest that you reduce your dosage or seek a medical professional to determine the cause! 

Final Thoughts on How CBD Will Make You Feel

How does CBD Oil make you feel? The simple answer is: Like Yourself! The effects of CBD are generally slightly different depending on the reasons behind why you are taking it, but most people simply feel a little bit better. A little more calm, relaxed, a little less pain, and more restful. 

Want to know how CBD feels to you? There’s only one way to find out! 


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