Many people use CBD oil for its naturally calming effects, however, it produces a different feeling than THC does. To better understand how it makes us feel, let us first talk about how it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
What is the ECS?
The ECS is full of endocannabinoids which are what the cannabinoids bind to when they are consumed. Unlike THC, which activates the receptors, CBD stops the CB1 receptors from working. CBD binds to other targets throughout the body as well, creating therapeutic reactions. So, when CBD oil enters the body and reacts with the ECS and other targets in the body, it creates a relaxing effect and can improve mood. Because of the way it interacts with the ECS, it has been known to help with inflammation, pain, anxiety, and other conditions.
So How Exactly Does CBD Oil Make You Feel?
Well, this of course depends on the type of CBD oil you ingest, how much you consume and several other factors. If you ask people who use CBD oil on the regular how it makes them feel, the most common answer will be…
- Pain free
- Less anxious
- Better mood
Different CBD Oil Products
How you feel after using CBD oil will also depend on the type of CBD oil you are using. The following are three different forms of CBD oil:
- Full-spectrum CBD oil: full spectrum CBD oil means that the product contains all the compounds in the hemp plant, including terpenes, cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG) and possibly THC. None of the other naturally occurring compounds are filtered out. When all the compounds are together, they help enhance the effects of the CBD, so you will likely feel stronger effects from full-spectrum CBD.
- Broad spectrum CBD oil: broad spectrum CBD oil refers to a product that contains almost all the naturally occurring compounds in the plant. The biggest difference between this and full spectrum is that there is an additional filtration process that removes all traces of THC.
- CBD isolate: another type of CBD is CBD isolate, which is just as it sounds — isolated CBD. When it is made, it is stripped from all other compounds, so you are getting pure CBD alone. CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD possible.
Are There Side Effects Associated with CBD Oil?
While most people do not complain of side effects, they can occur, especially when a large dose is taken. Reported side effects in some users include:
- Changes in appetite and weight
Want to Stay in The CBD Know?
If you want to stay up to date on the current CBD trends, follow our blog! You can also contact our team directly with any questions. At The Farmula, we are passionate about bringing our customers the most natural CBD products while educating them on how to effectively use them. Whether you are looking for something to help you relax or sleep deeper at night, or if you are looking for something to help with pain or anxiety during the day, we can help you get the product that is right for you!