A common question for everyone is “How does CBD make you feel?”
That’s not surprising. CBD comes from hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant. And if there is one thing that most of us grew up learning it was: Cannabis = Marijuana = Getting High.
The fact is, there is a lot more to the cannabis plant than was formerly understood. There are a lot of healthy components in cannabis that don’t get you high. The truth is that most components of cannabis don’t get you high and not all cannabis is marijuana.
What is in Cannabis, Hemp, and Marijuana?
(and in people for that matter!)
Cannabis, which is the family of plants that both hemp and marijuana come from, contains over 400 chemical components. The primary components are Cannabinoids and Terpenes.
Terpenes are responsible for the odor in plants and have health benefits in and of themselves.
But the most notable component of Cannabis are the over 60 different types of cannabinoids that it contains.
A cannabinoid is a chemical compound produced by cannabis flowers. What most people don’t know is that cannabinoids are also produced naturally by your body. Cannabinoids have been found to provide relief for a variety of conditions: insomnia, inflammation, stress, and pain.
In fact, your body has an entire system called the Endocannabinoid System. This system is basically a series of cell receptors throughout the body that regulate a variety of processes in your body.
The cannabinoid specifically responsible for getting people high, and unfortunately for giving cannabis a bad reputation, is THC. Marijuana is the cannabis plant that contains THC.
CBD, the cannabinoid most noted for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pain relieving properties, does not get you high. Fusion CBD produces our full-spectrum CBD oil from hemp.
So, How Does CBD Make You Feel?
CBD users report feeling more relaxed, calm, less achy, and alert. They also report needing less sleep because they have more energy.
That being said, in actual fact, CBD doesn’t make you feel anything in particular.
CBD simply works with your body’s own endocannabinoid system to achieve homeostasis (a fancy word for balance). So really, it’s not a question about how does CBD make you feel. It is more about what CBD helps you not feel. It is more about what negative, unnatural feelings one may have going on, that CBD helps to take away.
CBD does not make you feel happy, it just takes the edge off so one is less sad. Users report feeling less anxious, less pain, less restless, and more calm and able to fall asleep.
Study Done on How CBD Makes SAD People Feel
A 2011 study was done of 24 people with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and a group of 12 without SAD who acted as a control group. The purpose was to see if CBD would have a positive effect on SAD individuals who were given the task of public speaking.
Researchers compared anxiety levels of the SAD group after they took CBD, compared to the SAD group who got the placebo. Neither group knew if they had received CBD or the placebo. This was compared to a group of non-SAD individuals group of 12 who took nothing at all.
Researchers found that CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort in the users who took in terms of speech performance. The placebo group experience higher anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort. When comparing the SAD group that took CBD to the non-SAD group, who took nothing at all, there was almost no difference between them in their cognitive impairment and discomfort levels. Whereas the cognitive impairment and discomfort in the SAD group that took the placebo was much higher.
More research needs to be done in this area to be sure. Happily, the first federally funded study on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), THC and CBD is now underway.
Find Out If CBD is Right For You
It is important to remember that everyone is different. The body’s chemistry from one person to another is not exactly the same. For that reason, in order to really understand how CBD makes you feel, you have to give it try.
The good news is that CBD is a natural alternative to the not-always-safe pharmacological remedies that are out there. According to the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
To find out if CBD can help you rid yourself of some negatives — pain, insomnia, or anxiety, visit our store