What Does Taking CBD Feel Like?

If you’re reading this article, it’s probably either because you’ve started taking CBD or you are interested in exploring the health benefits of CBD but want to do your research first, which is smart for any health supplement. Since the federal legalization of hemp cultivation in 2018, few products have garnered as much attention as CBD. As more and more research becomes available, the greater the confirmation for the efficacy of CBD has become. However, many potential consumers of this relatively new commercial product just want to know how CBD is going to make them feel when they start taking it. We will do our best to answer that question here. 

An Overview of CBD

In order to have a solid understanding of the effects of CBD, it’s helpful for you to gain a general knowledge of this plant byproduct. CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a chemical that is found in high concentrations in the hemp plant. It is also the second most prevalent chemical in most strains of the marijuana plant after THC, but CBD manufacturers use high-quality hemp to stay within the confines of the law and because it produces a better end product.

CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid (EBC) system. Unlike THC, the primary chemical in cannabis, CBD does not bind to the CB1 or CB2 receptors. CBD is non-addictive and does not affect your judgment. What CBD does do is remove the obstacles to your body’s natural production of tryptophan, which is the building block of serotonin. Serotonin is primarily involved in mood regulation, and that’s how CBD is able to deliver many of its amazing health benefits to consumers. 

Can You Feel the Effects of CBD?

You should feel the effects of CBD after 15 to 30 minutes, depending on whether you digest the supplement or administer it sublingually (under the tongue). The body takes time to digest the CBD oil and distribute it throughout the body. Once the CBD begins interacting with the EBC system, you should start to feel a calming or easing effect. Some people feel sleepy after they take CBD. Because it is a natural sleep aid, it’s important to remain mindful of this fact when you start to take CBD.

Does CBD Oil Give You a Buzz or High?

CBD oil does not work the same way THC does, so you will not feel a buzz or high, and it won’t affect your judgment. Some CBD oil known as full-spectrum CBD does have as much as .3% THC in it, but that isn’t enough to create a high. Broad-spectrum CBD, on the other hand, has no THC in it whatsoever. Furthermore, a report released by the World Health Organization stated that there is no potential for CBD addiction or abuse. You should feel a calming or soothing reaction from CBD.  

How Does CBD Make You Feel If You Take High Doses? 

Naturally, you don’t want to overconsume any supplements. However, CBD is not a drug, and it doesn’t work on the body like a drug. While we don’t actually know how much might be too much, a report released by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) stated that “[c]hronic use and high doses of up to 1500 mg per day have been repeatedly shown to be well tolerated by humans.”

By way of comparison, most Karibo products have single doses of 25 mg, so it’s unlikely that you could unintentionally approach that 1500-mg threshold with our products. Adverse side effects, if any, include drowsiness, diarrhea, and nausea. To avoid over-consuming, begin gradually, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, and discontinue usage if you have an adverse reaction. Also, make certain you’re aware of the milligram dosage you’re taking. They vary from product to product.

How Does CBD Make You Feel in General?

The effects of CBD largely depend on the type of product you take and its intended purpose. There are three types of CBD: CBD isolate, full-spectrum CBD, and broad-spectrum CBD. For all intents and purposes, most CBD consumers either use broad-spectrum CBD or full-spectrum CBD. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains CBD, flavonoids, terpenes, and up to .3% THC. This is the highest amount of THC allowed by law. It is not enough to get you high, but you could fail a marijuana drug test depending on the instrument’s sensitivity. Broad-spectrum CBD contains CBD, flavonoids, and terpenes, and it does not have THC in it. 

Many CBD consumers report that they feel what has become termed “the entourage effect,” which is the result of terpenes combined with cannabinoids. The entourage effect an enhanced mood elevation effect, which is why many people begin taking CBD. Here are some of the reported benefits of CBD:

  • Stress relief
  • Anxiety relief
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased appetite
  • Pain Relief
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Anti-seizure
  • Anti-depressant

Certain CBD products are formulated as natural stress relief supplements or natural sleep remedies. Chances are that even if you are trying to target one type of issue, you are going to feel the other effects of CBD. While you’re consuming CBD, particularly when you first start, you’ll want to pay particular attention to any unwanted effects.

For instance, if CBD makes you sleepy, try to schedule your doses around bedtime. One of the favorable side-effects of CBD is mood elevation, so even if you are taking it to increase your appetite or to get a better night’s sleep, it may also put you in a better mood, which is something we all can benefit from. Additionally, CBD is a powerful antiinflammatory that many consumers use to reduce pain due to swelling. There have been indications that CBD is particularly effective for migraines, arthritis, muscle soreness, and injuries.

Statistical Information About CBD

According to a 2019 Gallup Poll, 14% of U.S. adults claimed that they used CBD. This skewed in the direction of younger adults, 20% of whom said they’d used CBD products. The issues that CBD users were trying to treat were non-specific pain (40%), anxiety (20%), sleep disorders or better sleep (11%), arthritis (8%), migraines/headaches (5%), and stress (5%).

Another survey conducted by Consumer Reports involving a sample size of 4,000 participants showed greater numbers. This survey revealed that 64 million Americans had at least tried CBD, and one out of seven people said that they consumed CBD every day. Despite the discrepancy between the two surveys’ results, it’s important to note that these polls were taken months after a federal law made CBD cultivation legal, which means that the numbers are likely higher now. 

Where to Find High-Quality CBD

Karibo is an industry leader in the production and distribution of CBD. All of our CBD is derived from high-quality hemp plants. The labs we employ are FDA-registered, cGMP-compliant facilities and use the clean CO2 extraction method to produce CBD oil. We have a wide range of CBD products to address various health conditions. Order your CBD products today. 


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