It is often asked if CBD makes you high, giddy or in a broad term intoxicated. This we are proud to say is not something our product or any other CBD product does. To explain the matter in more detailed terms we’ll need to answer the question how does CBD feel? We will do just that, but before we do, let’s get into what CBD is and how your body interacts with it.
What is CBD Oil Anyway?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a completely legal substance born from the cannabis plant. CBD is gaining popularity because many people take it within a wellness or health routine, supporting their health in cellular and molecular terms. It's all very exciting. CBD oil products offer relief from everyday stresses; CBD oil from hemp such as ours are free from THC.
CBD and the Body
CBD interacts with the body in amazing ways. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is what drives the interaction. The ECS receptors are what the cannabinoids bind to before being broken down by enzymes. The tricky bit comes here for most. As THC, the ingredient that gets you giddy, activates receptors, CBD engages the complete opposite.
Instead it engages therapeutic effects by activating many pathways within the brain. We have 12 such pathways and CBD can activate them all at once.
Studies have shown a reduction in pain, both fleeting and chronic. Not to mention reduced inflammation and even anxiety. This interaction is known to relax and improve mood.
Does CBD Make You Feel Good?
This is a question popular in these times. You’ll need to factor into account the dose, quality and type of CBD product being used.
What some people have used CBD for:
- Pain management
- Better quality sleep
- Anxiety relief
- Stress reduction
- Acne reduction
- Neuroprotective qualities
Let’s look at some of the above in more detail.
CBD for Skin Conditions
CBD has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Users have reported relief with conditions like eczema, acne, psoriasis and rosacea amongst others when using CBD. Skin loves the stuff and will thank you. The anti-inflammatory aspect has been used by some to help the treatment of chronic pain, back pain and arthritis too. CBD has also been used in some cases to help treat symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, more commonly termed as 'MS'.
CBD for Anxiety and Mental Health
In terms of mental well being, CBD oil is known to have a positive effect on the serotonin receptors in the brain. This feeling of well-being and calmness is helpful for a strong mindset. It is often said about CBD, that it is not what you feel but what you don't feel. That applies to pain sufferers and depressives and all in-between.
This leads us to anxiety. A massive problem in today's modern, busy and technologically subservient life. One we all lead. CBD will work with your body and your mind. Serotonin receptors activate reducing anxiety. It has been shown in studies that CBD slows and even stops anxiety attacks all together.
Those suffering PTSD and social anxiety have noted the positive effects and reduction in ill feelings and helps the sufferer forget past trauma or bad memories. In a more informal way, public speakers have noted they gain courage and fear the event less when using CBD. Broadly speaking, it helps to regulate homeostasis throughout the body. This creates a feeling of normality for the user.
CBD for Epilepsy
The receptors in the endocannabinoid system that interact with CBD. The CB1 and CB2 receptors are common within the central nervous system and the immune system. These receptors react to cannabinoids, like CBD. This helps control the way synapses in the brain transmit. More importantly for epilepsy sufferers it regulates the rate at which neurons in the brain fire up.
Studies have proven the endocannabinoid receptors interact with the central nervous system and activate Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). This interaction inhibits overactive synapse firing. The result is a reduction in seizure activity.
It is important to note the effects are largely dependent on the quality of the CBD product and if it is from a reputable company. Always check to see if the product is batch tested. Every batch of CBD produced at Hide and Seek CBD is meticulously tested to ensure we meet industry standards, to give our customers ultimate peace of mind.
So in answer to your question, CBD helps is used by many to help reduce pains, anxiety and can be used as an integral part of a wellness program. How does it make you feel? Well that is up to you and the reason for using CBD.
Our CBD oils are high quality, batch tested and for sale across the UK. At Hide and Seek CBD we care about your CBD experience. Our expertise and passion toward the goal of your well-being. Soon relieved of pain and discomfort of any sort. Visit our store today, and discover our premium CBD products.