It’s a question we get all the time from first-time shoppers: “what does CBD feel like?” It’s a good question, especially as more and more people start talking about the benefits of CBD. Unfortunately, the answer is a little bit more complicated, and there’s really no simple way to describe what cannabidiol (CBD) will do as far as its interactions with your body.
Everyone has their own unique body chemistry, which is part of why the experience of hemp-derived CBD is different for everyone. Even though this is a personal experience, you may be able to get some idea of what to expect by listening to others. For example, many of our customers report that they buy these products when they want to feel relaxed, calm, and experience a general sense of physical and mental wellness.
Even so, your personal experience of CBD will depend. It depends on your own unique body chemistry, how much CBD you have, and even some factors that might vary day by day. It’s also important to recognize that the effects of CBD shouldn’t feel overwhelming or overpowering, which can make them even harder to notice. Since most people buy CBD because they’re trying to inspire a general sense of wellness, it can be hard to recognize when you’re actually feeling the effects of CBD, especially at first.
What Does Taking CBD Feel Like?
Depending on what your body needs and why you’re taking CBD, your experience will be different from everyone else. As far as the actual instance of consuming CBD or applying it to your body, you shouldn’t necessarily expect to feel anything at all. That is, there’s not going to be a sudden rush or tingle in that first moment when you come into contact with CBD, at least in most cases.
Some people do say they feel the effects of CBD right away. This is unusual, though, and certainly not something we’d usually tell you to expect. Most people report that it takes some time for your body to process the cannabidiol, so don’t expect to realize the benefits of CBD instantly. This is especially true because of the types of CBD products people usually buy. When you’re rubbing CBD onto your skin, it will take time for it to be absorbed by your skin, muscles, and joints. If you swallow CBD, it takes time for your digestive system to process the cannabidiol. And unlike marijuana, there is no “high” since our CBD is always derived from industrial hemp and is non-intoxicating.
What Does CBD Make You Feel Like Physically?
The physical effects of CBD may depend on which type of product you get and how you enjoy it. For example, some people like to rub CBD oil on their aching joints or sore muscles. This is why products like our Zero THC CBD Pain Cream appeal to so many people. Other people say they prefer to buy CBD oil or Zero THC Water Soluble CBD Drops to inspire a sense of wellness throughout the entire body.
What Does CBD Make You Feel Like Mentally?
Another reason people buy CBD is that they’re looking to inspire a sense of wellness mentally and physically. Some of our customers say they buy CBD products for part of their nightly routine as they get ready for bed. Other people say they like to enjoy CBD during the workday, especially if they work at stressful jobs that make it hard to stay calm and balanced.
What Does CBD Do?
To help set expectations for how CBD will make you feel, it might help you learn more about what exactly it does as it interacts with your body. CBD interacts with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate all kinds of different bodily functions. The endocannabinoid system is at work in relation to all of the following:
- Central Nervous System
- Immune system
- Gastrointestinal system
Now that you see that your endocannabinoid system works throughout your entire body, it may be easier to understand why people buy CBD products for so many different reasons. Cannabidiol interacts with this system similarly to your natural endocannabinoids, giving it a little boost. The exact effects of CBD on your endocannabinoid system will depend on the type and amount.
Does CBD Get You High?
No, hemp-derived CBD does not get you high. This is the main difference between hemp and marijuana products. Industrial hemp is non-intoxicating and can legally only contain less than 0.3% THC, while marijuana plants contain much higher levels of THC that can cause intoxication. This is a big part of why it’s important to buy CBD products from a reliable vendor. Legal, hemp-derived CBD products should always be tested by a third-party lab for purity and quality to ensure that they contain no more than 0.3% THC and have the amount of CBD they claim to offer.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
This question really depends a lot on your body and what you’re trying to get from your relationship with CBD. Some people find that even a very small amount is right for them, while others find that they feel best when with a larger dose of CBD. We recommend that you start with a small amount and gradually enjoy more until you find your sweet spot.
How Long Does CBD Take to Kick In?
Again, this really depends on the type you have and your own unique body chemistry. Some people say it only takes them minutes, while others say it takes a couple of hours.
Best Type of CBD to Buy
There are many type of CBD you can buy. Depending on your needs and preferred method of taking CBD, you can choose from CBD oils, CBD creams, water soluble CBD, CBD capsules or CBD beverages. Choose a product that will work well with your daily routine and lifestyle. The next step is to order safe and reliable CBD products from Harbor Hemp Company and start your journey!