Calming the symptoms of anxiety is one of the best effects of CBD. CBD is surging in popularity after the legalization of cannabis in all 50 states of the US. Many people are using CBD for various reasons. It has endless health benefits.
CBD is a natural substitute to the OTC (over the counter) pain medications, anti-inflammatory pills, anti-anxiety drugs, and many more.
Many new CBD users are hesitant to try it out because it is an extract of the cannabis plant. They are afraid of getting high. There are still those who are unable to differentiate CBD and THC.
Difference between CBD and THC
CBD and THC are both extracts of the cannabis plant, but they’re different. Pure CBD (CBD with a THC level below 0.3%) is from a hemp plant. CBD does not have the psychoactive effects present in THC. CBD oil and other products don’t get you high or intoxicate you. CBD is even capable of calming the intoxicating effects of THC.
What does CBD make you feel
Cannabidiol (CBD) makes you feel relaxed. Unlike THC that have psychoactive effects, CBD has calming effects that release physical and mental tension. The calming effects of CBD also slow down the breathing and heart rate.
Does CBD make you feel high?
CBD is a non-intoxicant. CBD does not bind with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Unlike THC, CBD acts on cannabinoid receptors by influencing other inhibitors.
CBD works by influencing the endocannabinoid system to regain homeostasis. Homeostasis is the body’s chemical balance.
The effect of CBD is slower than pharmaceutical drugs. CBD requires a consistent use for it to be effective. Using CBD to deal with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, and depression have immediate results. For chronic conditions such as diabetes, seizures, epilepsy, obesity, high blood pressure, and colon cancer, you need to use CBD for some time to realize positive results.
Everyone reacts differently to CBD. The effects will depend on your specific goal for using CBD. If you’re using CBD for insomnia, your main goal is to get tired and fall asleep. If you’re using CBD for chronic pain, your main goal is to feel pain-free but not to fall asleep. A person struggling with anxiety will experience different CBD effects from a person struggling with chronic pain.
If you’re using CBD as a daily supplement, you will feel relaxed and sober. CBD reduces stimulation of the nervous system hence calming anxiety and stress. To reduce anxiety, CBD interacts with serotonin receptors. Because CBD does not have intoxicating effects, it relaxes your brain without affecting your state of mind.
By improving stress management, reducing high blood pressure, and easing pain, CBD enhances the quality of sleep. A 30 mg single CBD dose before bedtime provides similar effects as sleeping pills. CBD is far much better than sleeping pills because it doesn’t cause unpleasant hangovers.
CBD has several health benefits. Everyone can freely use CBD without worrying about feeling high. CBD doesn’t have serious side effects apart from nausea.