Cannabidiol (CBD) health products of all types are gaining popularity as some of the most impressive alternative health products on today’s market.
It’s hard to decide what the more astonishing fact is—that cannabis culture was so suppressed less than 20 years ago, or that one the oldest cultivated herbs in history is still one of the most effective in the modern age.1
Nevertheless, health enthusiasts everywhere are enjoying CBD’s health benefits like never before. Still, one factor still prevents many would-be CBD enthusiasts from jumping on the bandwagon—the question of what CBD feels like.
As responsible consumers naturally are, many people are concerned about the kinds of sensations this supplement can induce. No one wants to rid themselves of the distraction of pain and anxiety only to be taken on a psychotropic high at the most inopportune moment.
Some studies have shown that CBD does, in fact, have a significant impact on the way individuals experience their environment, but not by producing the hallmark high of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that many would accent. This is because CBD affects the endocannabinoid system, a regulatory system that adjusts body functions to perfectly match their exterior world.
For those interested in knowing what CBD feels like before trying it out, this post contains the information you need to make an informed decision.
What Does CBD Feel Like?
Does Not Cause a Psychoactive High
CBD health products of all types are being designed and manufactured today to suit a range of needs. It is important to remember that the CBD molecule in these products does not cause the same psychoactive high that can be expected from a related cannabinoid, THC.
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As a matter of fact, CBD can actually be used to ameliorate some of the effects of THC, which is why many recreational users seek cannabis strains with low levels of CBD. This means that CBD health products containing less than 0.3% THC will not delay or affect:2
- Sensory awareness
- Reaction time
Promotes Calm and Relaxation
If you are the type to get excited easily or even stressed and upset by external factors, CBD has been shown to have a soothing effect on the body and its nervous responses by modulating a range of anti-anxiety mechanisms.3
In one study that researched rats placed in situations defined as “stressful,” researchers observed a reduction in physical and mental signs of stress because of the interaction with CBD with the rat’s 5HT1A receptors, serotonin receptors in the brain.4
For humans, relief of such anxiety symptoms can result in better sleep and better health.
Eating habits in today’s world are fraught with problems for unhealthy convenient options, irregular schedules, as well as the stress and emotional connections that can impact healthy eating. CBD addresses nutrition by improving appetite and reducing the effects of stress and anxiety that can contribute to indigestion.5
For those suffering from a lack of appetite, CBD supplementation can improve energy levels and stimulate the appetite around mealtimes. Additionally, it has been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting for some individuals, including patients undergoing chemotherapy.6
Improves Sleep Quality
For some, getting to sleep at night means lying awake nervously replaying the events of the day before passing out. Others are actually asleep before their heads even touch the pillow. Poor sleep habits are very prevalent these days, and artificial lights, unhealthy diets, and high-stress levels all add to the issue.
CBD can help address many of the issues that affect sleep habits and allow for high-quality sleep that increases energy levels and improves mood.7
As it turns out, CBD might be the shot of courage many people are looking for when preparing for an important speech or presentation in front of an audience. There are plenty of times when a social setting can fill the heart and mind with petrifying panic.
According to clinical experiments conducted in these exact situations, CBD has the ability to dull these emotions and allow the show to go on by eliminating stage fright.8
One of the most significant benefits of regular CBD supplementation is its capacity to relieve pain through several mechanisms.
First, it reduces pain levels through interactions with the endocannabinoid system. Additionally, it relieves pain by reducing the inflammation associated with many painful conditions. Most importantly, the pain relief that CBD provides has no other side effects and the body doesn’t build up a tolerance to CBD.9,10
The best way to gain the full scope of CBD’s health benefits is with an efficient supplementation regimen. Regular supplementation with meals can build a baseline of CBD and its health benefits and provides a slow release that maintains its effects throughout the day.
For those looking to address specific conditions at certain times, a fast-acting vape unit can deliver precise dosages and near-instantaneous effects. Whichever method you choose, now that the research shows that CBD shows great promise for helping you feel good.
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