We know you all have probably heard how THC and CBD are very different from one another and each produces a different set of effects but no one explicitly mentions what CBD oil feels like. Read on to familiarize yourself with the CBD feel.
CBD’s counterpart THC has been in research for more than 2 decades now and thus we believe we understand it pretty well by now.
We know how it interacts with the human body, what effects (and side effects!) it produces, what it makes you feel like etc. CBD, although discovered “officially” amidst World War II, is beginning to catch public attention just now.
This decade has seen a boom in the CBD oil industry where CBD oil regulations have been relaxed, myths surrounding the compound have been busted and researchers have been given the green signal to carry out extensive researches so that we may begin drawing conclusive results.
Let’s take a look at what CBD is to give you a better idea of the CBD feel.
What is CBD?
Just to get things out in the open, Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in the Cannabis plant, is a non-intoxicating and therapeutic compound that goes by its abbreviation
CBD is commonly referred to as a name. When we talk about the Cannabis plants, we’re sure your mind jumps to the names “marijuana” or “hashish”. That’s okay that is pretty natural and not entirely wrong. Marijuana is a Cannabis plant too, but so is Hemp.
Although hemp and marijuana both are variants of Cannabis plants, they, too are pretty different.
Hemp is a type of Cannabis Sativa plant which is naturally abundant in CBD and low in THC whereas Marijuana contains a very high amount of THC.
THC is the intoxicating compound that produces psychoactive effects and gets you high. Thus, Hemp is used to source CBD oil through a very environment-friendly and clean method called the CO2 extraction method. What that is, is a discussion for another day.
CBD oils and other products that you will find in the market will not contain more than 0.3% of THC which is the legal limit for the intoxicating compound.
Effects of CBD:
CBD is a very well-tolerated compound among users and is believed to exhibit medicinal and therapeutic effects. What we mean by “is believed” is that this Cannabinoid is still under research.
Most researches involving CBD, Hemp and Marijuana were conducted utilizing animal models. Human models were not encouraged and researches were not adequately funded because of the stigma that surrounded the Cannabis plant for years.
Now that initial results have displayed such encouraging outcomes, there has been a lot of ease in the CBD regulation, and researches around the subject, deploying human models is also being endorsed on an institutional level.
Research is only necessary to understand how CBD does what pro-CBD users have been claiming about it for years. What we do know for now is that it is anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving in nature and hence CBD is a natural cure for sore worked out muscles, joint pains, and other inflammations in the body.
Currently, CBD is being studied as a potential cure to insomnia, cancer, depression, acne, postpartum pains, chemotherapy nausea and pains, anxiety, and anxiety-related disorders among other specific diseases.
Taking CBD oil might be a good option for you if you are looking to fight the following;
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD oil can come in quite handy if trying to look for a more natural way to treat your pain.
Whether it is migraine or muscle soreness from hitting them barbells in the gym, infuse CBD in your cup of coffee or jug of protein shake and watch CBD work its magic.
Research also suggests that CBD oil has provided quantifiable results in terms of reducing anxiety in test subjects while conducting research. Although THC is also believed to help relieve anxiety, it does so by getting you high while CBD does it without the intoxication. Not only this, the use of this herbal plant by monks and the ancient Chinese civilization for meditational and spiritual purposes is also proof of the heavenly nature of this miraculous plant.
Mental health ailments and CBD oil so far are going quite strong. The duo seems to counter interact with each other and work as the perfect solution.
Research results and findings have also pointed towards CBD being a promising candidate in playing a role in reducing depression among test subjects considerably.
Research is limited as well, so it is time before the use of CBD to treat such ailments becomes acknowledged by the regulatory authorities. Till then, always consult a healthcare professional before taking CBD.
CBD showed significant results when administered to cancer patients who were undergoing chemotherapy. This was recorded on multiple occasions in various researches conducted by different researchers and pharmacologists across the globe.
The use of CBD for cancer patients is considered safe as CBD is also known to have anti-cancer properties that actually kill cancerous cells.
If you are someone suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy and still haven’t given CBD Oil a chance, it is time you start looking for the perfect oils on the market.
Again, patients suffering from symptoms of chemotherapy may find CBD useful to treat vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
Due to its antiemetic properties, CBD has helped various individuals suffering from cancer. Also, because of its anticancer properties, it might be the best herbal option for you if anything else isn’t working.
The FDA (Food and Drug Authority) in the United States has approved the use of Epidiolex and Sativex both of which contain the active ingredient CBD. Many other countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia, and the EU have followed suit.
These medicines are only available on a prescription and are being used to treat rare cases of epilepsy and provide relief to muscle tensions or seizures. Many individuals have found the relief they were looking for through CBD all without getting high. Isn’t that what you’re looking for?
Inflammation is one of the most common problems humans If you feel pain, whether it is due to the extreme workouts you’ve been doing to get in shape or whether it’s because of a long work week or simply because you are dealing with an infection, what better way to treat yourself herbally without getting high.
If you like to look for herbal treatments rather than chemicals that make you feel sicker, many products on the market can be avoided if you can resonate with the CBD feel.
The non-intoxicating properties of CBD oil make it the ideal solution for all your inflammation-related problems.
There are many types of creams out there that have been designed to fight diseases like acne and eczema. Taking CBD Oil will make your skin feel alive and rejuvenated all the while taking care of the many problems associated with it.
Make yourself feel better and safe by going for a herbal choice the next time you goo looking for ways to treat your acne.
Types of CBD:
The types of CBD are important to discuss before we get to the effects part and discuss what CBD oil can make you feel like.
This information will also come in handy when you’re buying a CBD product. CBD comes in three forms:
CBD isolate is 99.9% pure CBD. It contains no other Cannabis compounds or any other compounds for that matter. Usually, in a crystalline form, it is called “CBD crystals”. You can find CBD isolate in both powdered, liquid, and CBD oil form.
Broad Spectrum CBD:
Broad-spectrum CBD oil is the second variant of Cannabidiol that you would find in the CBD oil merchandise. Broad Spectrum CBD oil contains beneficial terpenes, flavonoids, cannabinoids, and essential oils in addition to CBD that collectively produces an “entourage effect”. The Entourage effect literally just means that all these compounds act synergistically to enhance the effects of CBD oil.
Many people prefer CBD oil over CBD isolate but that is really just a matter of preference. It is also important here to note that even though broad-spectrum CBD oil contains a lot of other Cannabis compounds, it still does not contain THC beyond the legal limit.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full-spectrum CBD oil, as the name indicates, contains all the beneficial compounds that the broad spectrum CBD oil variant contains, the only difference between full-spectrum and Broad-spectrum CBD is that full-spectrum CBD oil contains a certain amount of THC in it. How much of THC is in there though depends on the individual product that you’re purchasing.
CBD feels: What are they?
Cannabis or hemp has been in use for centuries; from the ancient Chinese civilizations to the founding fathers of America, the Hemp plant has been hailed as a symbol of economic progress and versatility.
The wave of CBD has swept across North America in the 21st century making CBD products recognized and acknowledged. Today, we’re taking a deep dive into one of the most famous CBD products out there in the market, the CBD oil, and how it makes you feel.
We totally understand that you might be skeptical about the legality of CBD and its effects since it is derived from Cannabis, but as we mentioned earlier, CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid which simply means that it won’t get you high or exhibit side effects that are accompanied with the use of THC.
CBD is known to relax your body. Not only does it reduce increased stress levels produced by the hormone cortisol but also acts to relieve muscle stiffness and soreness. From relaxing your muscles to relaxing your mind, body, and soul, CBD can make you feel whole again.
It is your perfect ticket to a non-intoxicating cloud nine. Since CBD promotes general wellness, it will:
- Promote your appetite, which means you will begin to feel hungry and thus consume food up to a healthy level.
- Reduce Stress; help you let go of stress-triggering thoughts for a more calm and peaceful mind.
- Relax body muscles; which also include reducing inflammation and muscle soreness.
- Get blood flowing; Which means regulated blood pressure and a more temperature homeostasis
- Give you a boost of energy; which means that you will be able to manage more tasks in a day.
- Stimulate the release of endorphins, dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin hormones in your body; giving you an injection of a happy, relaxed, and motivated mood.
Please note that these effects of CBD oil are all dependent on the type of product being used, the administration method, the dosage, and your own unique body chemistry. Each person may experience different CBD effects and so we cannot generalize everything here.
Then How is THC any different?
We get that CBD oil is all rainbows and butterflies, but then what does THC feel like and how is it different from CBD oil.
The high that recreational users of marijuana often find charming is because of THC which is psychoactive in nature. Not only does it make you feel high but also stimulates your appetite with a number of other side effects.
THC, tetrahydrocannabinol is the most commonly used drug of addiction, also considered a gateway into the realm of psychedelics and other potent amphetamines and acids. Weed, marijuana, ganja, hashish, charas all contain the psychoactive ingredient THC.
The effects of THC include the following:
- Increased Appetite
- Muscle Relaxation
- Stress Release
Yeah those feel like a dream when you’re high, but the experience during smoking marijuana and after you’re done with it is also accompanied by:
- Fast Heartbeat
- Coordination Issues
- Dry Mouth
- Memory Issues
- Anxiety and other Mental Health Issues
which do not feel good at all.
Side Effects Associated With CBD
While CBD is generally well tolerated among the masses, but it can have certain side effects since each of us carries a unique metabolism. Depending on what kind of metabolism you have different CBD products might exhibit different side effects but none of them have been declared significant by researchers so far.
More research is still needed before we can fully understand the effects of CBD, but for now, not only is CBD widely regarded as very safe to consume, but also very beneficial to health. Although mankind has years of conclusive human trials before health claims can be made.
Of course, the high associated with THC use is absent in the case of CBD and so there is an elimination of a great matter of concern. The biggest concern that remains here still, is CBD’s interaction with other medications.
CBD may react violently with Heart medications, antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines and some antibiotics. It is therefore advised that you always consult a healthcare professional before taking CBD.
How is CBD consumed?
In many ways! As of now, there are more than 10 ways that we can list down for you to consume CBD.
The market is ever-increasing and we believe a new CBD product is popping up every minute. As of now there are growing so rapidly that we cannot give you an exact so as to how many methods of consumption there are. You can:
- Eat (Edibles include gummies, chocolates, cookies, other food items)
- Drink it (CBD infused drinks)
- Inject it (CBD IVs)
- Swallow it (CBD oil and tinctures)
- Apply it (CBD creams and dermal patches)
- Use it to look pretty (CBD infused makeup)
- Bathe in it (CBD bath bombs)
- Stay fit with it (CBD sports/ workout gear)
- Smoke it (CBD vapes)
- Dab it (CBD concentrates)
The number of CBD products and CBD companies in each of these categories is increasing day by day and there is no end to it.
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