Many first-time customers reach out to us wondering how they can expect CBD to make them feel. Will I get high? Will it make me tired? Will I feel it start working? All of these are common questions; you’re not alone if you’ve been wondering the same things! If you’re new to CBD and unsure what to expect, this blog is for you.
Before we dive into how CBD makes you feel, it’s important to understand how CBD works. CBD interacts with a system in the body known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a communication network that transmits information to and from all systems throughout the body. The ECS works to maintain homeostasis- the body’s optimal state. It is essentially the motherboard of all the systems in your body and works to create balance and harmony. CBD interacts directly with the ECS by boosting the levels of our naturally occurring endocannabinoids.
When the ECS is out of balance, any system within the body can become compromised. Disruption may be caused by various things including diet, lifestyle, genetics, trauma, injury, toxins, and even daily stress. When someone starts taking CBD for the first time, depending on the severity of the imbalances they are experiencing, it can take a little while for their ECS to recalibrate and for them to see the results they are looking for. This is why consistent use is crucial.
Now onto how CBD makes you feel. CBD is nonintoxicating. The compound in cannabis that produces the high is THC. We remove all trace amounts of THC from our products. This means taking Pure Spectrum CBD products will not impair your ability to drive, work, or function, as taking products with THC can.
So, what does CBD feel like? The answer to this can vary greatly. CBD is an adaptogenic compound, meaning the effects vary depending on your body’s needs. An adaptogen can be defined as “an agent that supports the body’s ability to accommodate varying physical and emotional stresses.” So the way CBD will feel for you depends on what imbalances you are experiencing and the serving size you take.
CBD is known to be biphasic. This means that CBD can create different effects within the body at different serving sizes. Small servings can help you to feel alert and focused, whereas larger servings promote relaxation. You may need different serving sizes in the morning than you do at night, or depending on the effect you want to achieve. By experimenting with your serving size and time of day, you can find what works best for you!
CBD supports the mind and body in many ways by soothing stress, supporting healthy sleep cycles, reducing inflammation, and much more. Here we’ll go over the most commonly reported effects of taking CBD.
- Feeling Relaxed – CBD interacts with your brain and body through CB1 and CB2 receptors, alleviating stress and tension, and allowing you to unwind. A larger serving of CBD before bed can help you get a great night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. Try adding Tranquil into your routine for even more sleep-supporting properties from CBN!
- Feeling Balanced – CBD works directly with the ECS, which balances many systems throughout the body, including the digestive system, endocrine system, nervous system, and more. Taking CBD helps bring your whole body into balance.
- Feeling Comfortable – CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce muscle tension and joint pain throughout the body. Try adding a topical into your routine for even more pain relief. When applied topically, CBD absorbs directly into our skin, providing powerful localized relief. Topicals are great to use on an as-needed basis when you need quick on-the-spot relief.
- Feeling Uplifted and Focused – Smaller servings of CBD help you feel uplifted and focused without any jittery feelings associated with caffeine, or the crash! Try adding Vibrance into your routine for added benefits from CBG. CBG has been shown to regulate mood and naturally boost anandamide (the bliss molecule) in the body. Anandamide is known for improving memory and other cognitive functions.