If I take CBD, how will I feel?

What does CBD feel like when you’re taking it? How will I know when it’s working? 

With the legalisation of medical cannabis in Australia, there’s a lot of speculation around: ‘’How does CBD make you feel?’’ At Greencare, we believe it’s important to educate on plant-based products to beat the stigma from illegal recreational cannabis. CBD will affect every individual differently. There’s still ongoing research into the effects of the plant based medicine. Here’s some clarification on what to expect after your first dose. 

How does CBD work within your body? 

Every individual is different, so when it comes to CBD everyone is likely to experience a different response. CBD works with your body’s Endocannabinoid System, which helps homeostasis. This is also the stability and overall wellness in your systems. There are two types of these receptors located throughout your body. CB1s exist in the brain and spinal cord, while CB2s are distributed in the immune system. When your ECS is working as it should, your body will naturally produce endocannabinoids. These bind to your internal receptors to help ‘unlock’ a balancing effect. Any effects you feel from CBD will be personalised based on your internal health system and results will vary on how much and often it’s taken. 

How quickly will you feel the effects? 

For every individual who takes CBD, the timing of feeling its effects will differ. A major factor of when to feel the CBD’s effects, depends on the product you use. CBD oral drops, which you apply under your tongue, so the oil can be absorbed into your bloodstream quicker. You should begin to notice a difference 30-60 minutes after. Other forms of CBD products may take longer. The best way to feel the effects of CBD is to take them on a regular basis, at the same time every day. 

Will you feel high?

When prescribed CBD from your doctor, ask about the formulation. CBD without the THC cannabinoid will not have a psychoactive effect, or the ‘’high’’ feeling. However, medicinal cannabis with strains of THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid) may make you feel the altered state of a ‘high’. CBD on it’s own as a medicinal product will help you feel relaxed and calm.

Other feelings to expect

CBD works to achieve equilibrium and balance your endocannabinoid system. In doing this here are other potential feelings you may exhibit from consumption:

  • An overall relaxed feeling
  • Calm
  • Restful (not drowsy)
  • Soothe Pain
  • Lower Anxiety

There’s a reason CBD dosage is unique to each individual. As with many supplements, it affects everyone differently. Book a consultation with one of our highly experienced Greencare doctors today to receive a personalised treatment plan for your health concerns.