31 Jan How Does CBD Oil Make You Feel?
One of the most common questions we receive here at HempMeds® is whether CBD oil causes any sensations or side effects. While everybody is different, here are some of the physical effects you may notice.
As a responsible consumer, you’re rightfully curious as to how taking daily CBD oil supplements will make you feel. We get it!
While more and more people are discovering the benefits of CBD oil, we understand that you want to know exactly the types of feelings or sensations you may experience before you incorporate CBD oil into your daily wellness routine.
While it’s important to first note that how you feel taking CBD oil may be different than someone else, let’s discuss the various effects you may notice when taking CBD supplements.
What’s in CBD Oil?
Derived from the stalks and seeds of hemp, CBD oil is a natural botanical concentration that contains a high concentration of CBD and other nutritious material, such as omega-3 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins, chlorophyll, amino acids, and trace levels of other cannabinoids.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of over 85 cannabinoids so far identified in the cannabis plant. Like all cannabinoids, CBD interacts with receptors throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems and the immune system to alter the release of neurotransmitters.
There are many different reasons why people incorporate daily CBD oil into their lives. As a nutritional supplement, CBD oil encourages balance and wellness and provides a slew of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that support health.
Effects of CBD Oil
First of all, it’s important to emphasize that CBD oil will not cause you to experience a euphoric effect, or “high.” Because CBD oil is derived from hemp, which naturally contains only trace levels (0.3%) of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is a completely non-psychoactive supplement.
This means that after taking CBD oil, you will NOT notice any adverse affects on your:
- Sensory awareness
- Reaction time
As far as how taking CBD oil will make you feel, people react to CBD differently. We’ve heard from some of our CBD oil users say that they feel a sensation of “increased relaxation” or “soothing calmness” after taking CBD, while others have reported experiencing slight “awakening” or “energizing” effects.
These sensations that users experience with CBD often help them in deciding on the best time of day to take their supplements. If you find that taking CBD oil makes you feel energized, for example, then a morning CBD routine may work best. Some of our consumers like to incorporate CBD supplements in the early afternoon when energy levels start to lag. If you notice that CBD oil makes you feel relaxed, then taking your supplement in the evening could be most ideal.
Some of our customers have said they don’t particularly feel any type of sensation after taking their CBD oil supplements, but notice that with regular use they experience an “overall sense of better energy everyday” and “improved sleep patterns at night.”
How CBD Works: Your Endocannabinoid System
Cannabinoids like CBD encourage wellness and health by interacting with the body’s large self-regulatory network – the endocannabinoid system. This system, found in all mammals, is responsible for regulating nearly all of the body’s functions, some of which include:
- Learning and memory
- Energy balance and metabolism
- Stress response
- Hormone production
- Pain and immune system responses
A properly functioning endocannabinoid system is crucial for our health and well-being. When something in our external environment causes a cell related to any of our functions to become out of balance, the endocannabinoid system makes adjustments to bring things back into balance, or homeostasis.
By interacting with the endocannabinoid system’s receptors, called cannabinoid receptors, it stimulates the system, supporting its efforts to keep your many functions in balance and functioning at a top level.
With regular CBD oil use, you may experience effects and sensations related a more active endocannabinoid system as your body and its functions operate more efficiently. You may notice CBD’s balancing effects positively impact your sleep habits, appetite, mood, or any of the functions regulated by the endocannabinoid system.
Consider a CBD Journal
Everybody is different and how your individual endocannabinoid system responds to CBD supplements may be different than someone else’s. This is why you may want to consider keeping a journal of your CBD oil schedule and intake.
In your daily CBD journal, record:
- The time of day you take your CBD supplement
- The type of CBD supplement you consume
- The amount of CBD product and related CBD intake (in milligrams)
- Any effects or sensations you experience
- Any changes in your sleep patterns or energy levels
This will help you can better dial in on your personal optimal CBD routine. You will be better able to adjust your CBD intake and CBD supplementing schedule to accommodate your endocannabinoid system and meet your personal wellness needs.
Learn More About CBD
You can learn even more about CBD and how it interacts with our native systems by visiting our education page.
Read to get started with CBD? Because hemp-derived CBD oil is considered a nutritional supplement, it is available to purchase in the United States and in over 40 countries worldwide. Visit our online shop today.