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How Does CBD Feel?

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How CBD makes you feel

Cannabidiol, often referred to as CBD, is a natural, plant-based element that interacts with the body to provide a therapeutic feeling and other wellness benefits. CBD provides these benefits without an intoxicating feeling or getting the user high.

When users take CBD, they often describe the experience as a wave of relaxation and calmness that provides relief for their whole body. One user of Daddy Burt Hemp Co. products described the feeling, “I take CBD because it gives me a feeling of calmness, it keeps me relaxed when I would normally be anxious. It is a great feeling to have in a bottle.”

This anecdote is just how one person describes CBD and many others share similar experiences. There are also scientific and medical studies to support these types of CBD effects, which we will cover for you in this article.

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What to expect to feel the first time you use CBD

Most new users of CBD are amazed at the fast-acting feeling of CBD. Depending on how it is used, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to feel the effects.

First-time users may be anticipating a psychoactive effect when taking CBD. But after that first hour, most users recognize that they are already feeling an improved mood and there isn’t any change in their consciousness.

Although CBD has no addictive properties¹, users regularly say that they would use it again to manage their symptoms.

CBD doesn’t get you high – that’s THC

Most people who are looking for these mental health benefits don’t want to experience a high. Some people incorrectly associate CBD with getting high because it comes from hemp plants, but CBD is non-psychoactive. The chemical responsible for the high effects is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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The science of CBD’s Mood, relaxing, and calming effects

Researchers are fascinated by CBD². CBD helps regulate the body’s reaction to stimuli so that you experience improved mood and a sense of relaxation. Based on recent research, CBD helps regulate mental processes³ including mood, stress, and irritability.

CBD is showing great promise as a natural way to help people feel better. Research⁴ has even been conducted on CBD for anxiety in stressful situations like public speaking. Another research study⁵ shows that CBD helps to act on the stress response of memories by increasing the ability to change patterned fear responses.

CBD also works to stimulate serotonin⁶ pathways in the brain. This change in serotonin levels can improve your mood. CBD produces these and other effects by engaging with receptors within the body⁷. These receptors are part of a larger network throughout the brain and body, known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Researchers have found CBD⁸, and other cannabinoids, are effective at interacting with the ECS receptors because the chemicals have a similar structure to endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by the body.

These are just a few examples of how CBD makes you feel when you take it. It is fascinating to learn about how CBD works in the body. CBD’s regulation of body functions⁹ is not limited to mental health, it also affects things like pain, inflammation, swelling, and more. That means CBD can also be applied to the skin as a lotion or cream for relief to a specific area.

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Side effects of CBD

Due to the numerous benefits of CBD, many people see almost no downside to taking CBD. However, some users have experienced temporary minor effects such as changes in appetite, changes in mood, anxiety, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth, vomiting, and fatigue.

CBD is not addictive, doesn’t make you feel high, and there are no withdrawal symptoms when users stop taking it.

How to take CBD

You can find CBD in many different forms. To choose which product type is best for you means focusing on your goals and your lifestyle. The type of CBD product used can affect how long it takes for your body to feel the CBD and how long the effects last. Below are four of the most popular types of CBD products:

  • Oil drops
  • Cream/lotion
  • Pre-made edibles
  • Capsules/tablets
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Written by:

Alex Zorniger

Alex is an employee at Daddy Burt Hemp Co. He studied nutrition, the environment, and entrepreneurship at Tufts University before joining the Daddy Burt team as the director of business development. While working at Daddy Burt Hemp Co. Alex is also pursuing his MBA at the Fisher School of Business (Ohio State University). Alex has a passion for helping people learn about the constantly evolving Hemp industry.Alex has been featured in articles published on Forbes.com and the Cannabis Business Times.

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Bob Estes

Bob is the founder and CEO of Daddy Burt Hemp Co. Bob has quickly become an authority and expert in the hemp & CBD industry. He originally developed an interest in science and engineering and received a degree in Industrial Engineering, which led him to a career in the nation’s space program. Bob worked for several aerospace companies supporting the space launch for NASA and the Department of Defense. Since Hemp farming has been revitalized in America over the last decade, his family legacy has called to him. Daddy Burt Hemp Co. is the rekindling of Bob's family's hemp farming legacy, dating back to the early 1800s.Bob has been profiled by Smiley Pete Publishing and has been featured in articles about CBD/Hemp on Forbes.com, Kentucky.com, MiamiHerald.com, NewsObserver.com and many more.

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