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How Does CBD Oil Make You Feel? And Is It Safe For You?
CBD oil is starting to become really trendy lately. We’ve seen a significant rise in CBD products in the market lately and it isn’t just because of a trend but it’s also because it brings a lot of benefits to the table.
Cbd oil and other cannabis derived products offer tons of health benefits that help deal with chronic pain and relieve yourself of anxiety, stress, and other ailments affecting your health. We will be discussing in detail on why CBD oil is good for you and how exactly it will make you feel.
What Does CBD Oil Do?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a compound that is naturally found in the cannabis plant. CBD oil is known for its therapeutic properties and it does a lot of beneficial things to the body.
The compound is able to relieve pain and is helpful medication for patients suffering from chronic body pains. CBD also has neuroprotective properties as well and the oil will make you feel better and it helps relieve stress and anxiety.
Aside from this CBD oil has tons of beneficial things it can do for your health. It’s also known to help the heart, alleviate cancer, and it can even be taken as supplements.
In short, CBD oil is an amazing product that greatly improves one’s health. This explains why there’s a lot of hype about it and why you’ll see tons of cbd products on health related circles.
Does CBD Oil Get You High?
Cannabidiol is closely related to marijuana and THC which is known for its psychoactive effects and intoxicating people. This is one of the major reasons why a lot of people have reservations taking cbd oil.
And their reason is justified because CBD products contain THC, and THC doesn’t just get you “stoned” or high but it also has a lot of negative side effects that would make people who aren’t health conscious worry about their health.
THC is known to have side effects like swelling of the eyes, dryness in the mouth, short term memory loss, and impairment of motor skills. More serious side effects also include seizures, strokes, a sudden increase in blood pressure, and in worse cases… cardiac arrest.
Thankfully CBD oil does not make you high like THC and its side effects aren’t as severe as THC as well. The reason for this is because CBD oil and CBD products only contain less than 0.3% THC in them.
So rest assured because you don’t have to worry about getting high when taking your CBD medication, supplements, and other products.
Types of CBD Oil
If you’re interested in taking CBD oil, then you need to know that there are different types of CBD oil out there.
CBD oil is mainly classified based on the ingredients that make it up. These 3 classifications for CBD oil are:
Full Spectrum CBD Oils
Full spectrum CBD oil are made directly from the cannabis plant and from the name itself, all of its cannabinoid are intact and ready to be taken. Because it has all of its contents, a full spectrum CBD oil contains a lot of vitamins, minerals, omega 3, omega 6, and other beneficial substances.
Thanks to this full spectrum CBD oils are often used as supplements while also doubling down as medication for pain relief. And just like what was stated above, despite having a lot of cannabinoids, full spectrum CBD oils have less than 0.3% THC so you won’t get high from it.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oils
Broad spectrum CBD oil isn’t very different from full spectrum ones. They also have a lot of cannabinoids and they can also be used as supplements and as medication for people suffering from body pains and other ailments.
What makes it different from full spectrum CBD oils however is the amount of THC it has. Broad spectrum CBD oils don’t have THC in them since they’ve had it removed.
This makes them ideal medications for people who can’t take THC or for athletes who are prohibited from taking them. If you’re still worried that cbd oil will make you high despite the low concentration of THC, then you might be interested in taking cbd oil that’s broad spectrum.
Last but not the least we have the CBD isolate. From its name alone, you can tell that CBD isolates have isolated a specific compound or element from CBD oil. In this case, it isolated the cannabinoids and removed everything else.
You can’t take it as supplements but this makes them good medication for people only looking for the anti-inflammatory and stress-relieving properties of CBD.
Effects of CBD oil
How does cbd oil make you feel? Well it makes you feel good but not in a stoner kind of way.
CBD oil isn’t a psychoactive chemical so you won’t get stoned from taking it. However it does have similar effects with the cannabis plant in that it helps calm you down.
When taking CBD oil, your body will be more relaxed and it will be easier to deal with chronic pain. You also won’t suffer from any hallucinations as well, so think of using CBD oil as taking marijuane but without the negative side effects.
Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil (Plus Side Effects)
Can Relieve Pain
Based on a study by the European Journal of Pain. Animals applied with CBD oil on the skin showed lower signs of pain. This is mainly due to CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties which inhibits neuropathic pain.
This makes it a good medicine for treating chronic pain as well and has been used to help ease a lot of patients.
Reduce Anxiety and Depression
Results of a study done in 2011 showed that people who were given a small oral does of CBD showed lower anxiety levels. NIDA ( National Institute on Drug Abuse ) states that CBD has been shown to reduce the stress levels of animals as well.
CBD eases nervousness and anxiety because it helps stimulate the endocannabinoid system which is responsible for regulating the immune system, pain management, and appetite.
As for depression CBD is known to affect the serotonin level in the brain which helps produce antidepressant effects. CBD is also known to affect the body much faster than antidepressant drugs but it’s not a complete replacement for it.
Can Alleviate Cancer
There are multiple studies done on CBD and its potential for treating or reducing the effects of cancer. One noteworthy study in 2019 by Golnaz Sharafi and company states that cannabinoids can help slow down the growth of tumors while also inducing the death of tumor cells.
However further study is needed in formulating the right dosage and method of treatment for pancreatic cancer using CBD.
CBD has taken the attention of the neurological community in the past couple of years thanks to its neuroprotective properties.
A recent study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry showed that CBD’s neuroprotective properties have an effect on oxidative stress . Oxidative stress plays a big role in neurodegenerative diseases.
CBD might be a good way to cure or at least prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinsons if it can help deal with oxidative stress.
Benefit Heart Health
Having natural anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease and it lowers your blood pressure as well.
Prevention is better than cure and CBD can help prevent heart attacks and other high blood pressure related problems like strokes.
Side Effects of CBD Oil
No drug is perfect and despite hyping up CBD oil so much, it still has some negative side effects. Side effects of CBD Oil includes:
- Dryness of the mouth
- Decrease in appetite
- Increase in Liver enzymes
CBD oil may also interfere with other medications you are taking creating complications. We advise asking your doctor for the right dosage to take or if taking CBD is viable in your condition or not.
Is CBD Oil Legal?
The cannabis plant has had a bad reputation with governments especially because it makes you feel high and it isn’t regulated. Thankful CBD oil is different and it made the government reconsider the status of its legality.
Technically, the legality of CBD oil depends on the country but here in the US, CBD oil is federally legal in all 50 states. However the THC content of these products are highly regulated.
For the safety of the people that are about to use CBD oil and other cannabis-derived products, any CBD product that has THC levels above 0.3% is illegal for use and distribution.
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