How Does CBD Oil Make You Feel: Beginner’s Guide

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What Should I Know About CBD Oil?

CBD oil contains cannabidiol, a type of cannabinoid. This is the same natural compound you can find in hemp and cannabis (aka, marijuana or weed). CBD oil is just one of several hundred compounds found in these plants. However, it’s also one of the most important because of its potential therapeutic effects.

Can You Get High From CBD Oil?

No. Although CBD oil is closely related to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it doesn’t produce the same high feeling that recreational drug is known for. That’s because it doesn’t have tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. THC is the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana that leads to the “high” feeling.

How Does CBD Oil Feel?

So, just what should you expect if you try CBD oil for the first time? By far, the most common effect of CBD oil is relaxation. As a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, CBD doesn’t get you high.

  • Elevated mood
  • Relaxing thoughts
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced pain and discomfort, especially in terms of chronic pain
  • Improved attention (though this could be due to the other effects mentioned above)
  • Faster and deeper sleep
  • Enhanced physical comfort
  • Itchiness or pain relief when applied topically to specific areas

Can CBD Oil Treat Anxiety or Depression?

Not by itself. However, some people use CBD oil as a temporary treatment for the symptoms of anxiety or depression. CBD oil relaxes the mind and helps to reduce anxiety in a short-term sense. CBD oil cannot “cure” neurological conditions.

Does CBD Oil Cause Dependency?

No, not physiologically. That is to say, CBD oil doesn’t rewire your brain and make you physically dependent on it as a substance. In this sense, it’s less addictive than even something like alcohol or cannabis.

How Fast Do You Feel CBD Oil Effects?

That depends on your body and how used to CBD products you already are! If it’s your first time taking CBD oil, you’ll feel relaxed and some other effects within several minutes. For most people, CBD oil takes between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to kick in fully.

Dosage and CBD Oil Effects

In addition, CBD oil’s effects can vary based on the dosage. A higher dosage doesn’t necessarily equal better effects.

Feelings and Benefits Vary

Above all else, remember that your mileage may vary when ingesting any type of CBD product. CBD oil is generally relaxing and therapeutic, but its exact effects — and how powerful certain dosages are for you — depend on your body, mental state, and experience.

What Is Full Spectrum CBD Oil vs. Other CBD Oil?

Full-spectrum CBD products just tell you that the plant has the original cannabinoid compound profile. That means it includes compounds like terpenes and trace amounts of THC. Most CBD products don’t have any THC or have less than 0.3% THC during the extraction process.

Is CBD Oil Right for Everyone?

CBD oil can be relaxing, therapeutic, and invigorating, especially if you deal with chronic stress, lack of sleep, or pain and discomfort. For lots of folks, CBD oil is the perfect way to cap off a long day at work or to enjoy some social time with friends in a controlled environment.


CBD oil is, overall, reported to be a very effective and safe supplement and therapeutic solution. It’s great for relaxing at the end of a long day, helping you deal with the ramifications of depression and anxiety, and doesn’t come with many side effects when used properly.



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