It’s one of the most common questions when people discover cannabidiol, what does CBD feel like? In this article, we share the REAL effects from what we’ve personally experienced, not what you read from an online shop. A lot of manufacturing brands will boost the benefits CBD has on the body with sly wordage that’s used merely as a marketing attempt to pull you in for a purchase. However, we’re not here to sell you anything. In fact, we may even discourage you from using CBD — read below and we’ll explain more.
Like many of you, I [the author] was also interested in CBD at one point and I was curious if it’s a miracle healer as advertised throughout the web. Like many people today, I too suffer from anxiety, depression, arthritis, and back pain. I’m not one for taking medications, so if there’s something out there that is natural that may be a better option, why not at least try it, right? After trying CBD for the first time, it wasn’t as expected. Though I was looking for a fix to solve many of my issues, I was led to believe that CBD makes you feel good, and that isn’t the case. You see, it isn’t that CBD makes you feel ‘good’ necessarily, but instead, CBD makes you feel NOT bad. That’s the best way to describe it.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol or better known and more referred to as CBD, is a component of cannabis that is non-psychoactive. It’s claimed to be the most prominent part to naturally-occurring cannabinoid. To break it down for you so that it’s easier to understand, the CBD oil is extracted from a cannabis plant. Where you’ll find CBD is from industrial hemp, and these include several types of cannabis plants, which were used for industrial products.
What many are unaware of is that hemp has been used for many years because of the plant’s ability to grow really fast. One of its many uses dates back thousands of years ago and used as fibers, then it evolved to be used in textiles, paper products, and even clothing. What’s wild is that you’re probably just now learning about CBD, yet it has been used for years on many of the products we purchase each month, like plastics, paints, and animal feed. While many people’s first impressions are that CBD is just another way to get you high, since it comes from cannabis, it actually has very low concentrations of THC. It’s extracted from a different strain, which has different properties. The different strain of properties eliminates the psychoactive effects of THC.
What Are The Effects of Using CBD?
Despite what you think, the effects of using CBD are all positive. Due to its association, there are many people that think they’ll get high or feel some type of way that’s different from the norm. However, it’s far from that. Knowing that the psychoactive part is removed, what are the effects of using CBD? There’s one major effect that comes along with using CBD, all of which can improve the mind and body. For instance, CBD relaxes you, reduces stress, anxiety, and it also can treat pain and help with sleep issues due to it acting as a nerve and muscle relaxant. It’s simple as that, it relaxes you.
It helps fight inflammation, which can be a cause of pain. It relaxes your nerves, which will help you rest or sleep easier. And, believe it not but there have been studies that have shown CBD also has the ability to treat problems such as PTSD. Here’s a list of some of its effects, which is based on research. In the next part of the article, I’ll answer the question, what does CBD feel like.
- Fight Inflammation
- Pain Relief
- Helps With Sleep
- Reduces Stress
- Allows You To Relax
- Helps With Muscle Relaxation
- Relieves Symptoms of Depression
What Does CBD Feel Like?
Although I did my research on what CBD feels like before I ever tried it, I was a big skeptic, and that’s just one of the things that drew me to try it. I obviously have a few issues with anxiety, I have both arthritis pain and back pain, I have trouble sleeping, and I’m a diagnosed hypochondriac. I’m one messed with mother fu**ker, right? No. Actually, I’m just human and I’m facing many of the things we face as humans. I know where all of my issues originated from, I understand it, but there’s a part of my brain that won’t let those things go.
Before I continue, I want to let you know that I do not smoke marijuana, I have no been ‘high’ since my younger days, and the only way I would do it again is if it became legal in my state. Being a hypochondriac, I don’t really like anything that makes me feel weird or different — if that happens I immediately start thinking bad things and that’s when the anxiety attacks come on. I know there has to be at least one of you that are going through the same thing.
Now that you know the place I’m coming from, you can clearly see my intent behind using CBD. If you’re someone that wants to try this in hopes to get high or so that it will make you feel ‘different’, I’ll encourage you to stay away from CBD so that you don’t waste any of your money.
When I first tried CBD, which was a CBD vape juice, I didn’t feel anything, at all. I continued using it almost wanting to feel something, but never really did. I do admit that I had a feeling of relaxation, although that could have been the placebo effect. I continued using the CBD and then I started noticing when I woke up in the morning that I would be very tired, like more than normal. The thing is, I had no trouble sleeping at nights, and what I feel happened was that the CBD relaxed me so well that I actually got a good full nights rest and put me into a deeper sleep than what I’m used to, therefore it took me a bit longer to really wake up in the mornings.
As for the pain I have, it isn’t something that’s constant. I have a metal plate in my arm and I have a long history of lower to mid back pain [still go to the chiropractor each week], but it’s situational, like my anxiety. Therefore, I can’t sit here and tell you that when I used CBD it miraculously eliminated all my ailments. Now that my back is a bit worse, I plan to start back using CBD and continue testing it to see if it can help reduce the pain. However, from what I’ve experienced so far, CBD just relaxes you.