The rise in popularity of CBD oil is most undoubtedly attributable to the growing awareness of its lack of any significant side effects. When compared to most conventional drugs or medicines, CBD seems almost tame, with no real adverse effects to make you worried about taking it.
However, knowing that it doesn’t have serious side effects is not the same thing as understanding it. Even though CBD is more prolific and widespread than it used to be, there are still plenty of people that don’t understand it. The main thing is understanding how it makes you feel.
So, how does CBD oil make you feel?
What Happens When You Take CBD Oil?
When you first imbibe CBD oil, the very first thing that will happen is it will be assimilated into your body. The CBD is brought to the liver through the bloodstream, where it is broken down and, eventually, finds its way to the endocannabinoid system.
Once there, it can interact with a massive variety of different bodily functions through the stimulation of the CB1 and CB2 receptors. By triggering these receptors gradually, CBD can induce a myriad of changes in the body.
The critical thing to keep in mind regarding CBD’s effect on your body is that it is not instantaneous, like with many other drugs. Instead of suddenly hitting you – like, for example, regular marijuana does – you can expect to wait quite a while to feel anything at all. CBD also does not hit you all at once; the effects scale up gradually, sometimes for hours at a time.
This makes CBD oil great for those hesitant to take drugs, as it won’t frighten you with its intensity, nor will it become too much to handle all at once.
So, what are the specific CBD oil side effects you can expect?
#1. Relaxation & Warmth
One of the main effects of CBD oil and one of the main reasons that it is commonly taken is because of the relaxation it induces. By lowering your heart rate, soothing your muscles, and promoting good feelings in the brain, CBD makes it so that your whole body will relax.
This is not only extraordinarily meditative, but also incredibly important for mental health. More relaxation means a lot less stress and anxiety, making it a lot easier to get through the day.
Alongside this relaxation, expect to feel surprisingly warm. This isn’t any increase in your body temperature – instead, it is more than gentle warmth of true relaxation and serenity. Some people take high doses of CBD oil on a cold winter’s day to try and warm up just a little bit. Even if the effect is only mental, it is surprisingly calming.
#2. Pain & Inflammation
Another major reason for the use of CBD oil is its ability to tackle pain and inflammation. Thanks to its interaction with the CB1 receptors, CBD can suppress the pain response in the body, making long term pain far easier to manage.
Even more commonly used is its ability to deal with inflammation. When CBD triggers the CB2 receptors, it can, effectively, shut down the inflammation response in the body.
This is incredibly useful for those that suffer from long term inflammatory illnesses, as it can help soothe the inflammation and thus make their lives more bearable.
Though this might seem a bit insignificant to some people, mental health and happiness are actually incredibly important. While it does feel like something that happens as a result of other effects, the rush of good feelings and general happiness is easily one of the most important aspects of taking CBD.
Acting as a sort of combination of all of its effects, the happiness you feel an hour after taking CBD oil is both subtle and very pleasant. Instead of the intense feelings of joy and euphoria you typically feel with many marijuana strains, the happiness from CBD is more muted, but longer lasting.
When considering how CBD oil makes you feel, the most useful and essential thing to remember, generally, is that it makes you feel happy.
With no real side effects of CBD oil and tons of useful effects, what’s not to like?
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