What Does CBD Feel Like?

Many people ask themselves if it doesn’t get you high, then what does CBD feel like? While opinions may vary, most people generally describe it as a relaxed and uplifting feeling with a clear minded effect and a feeling of inner peace. This is why CBD has become so popular for people battling many conditions from depression and anxiety to chronic pain and seizures because CBD has effects on the entire body and mind providing a long list of health benefits. The important thing to remember is that unlike it’s counterpart THC,  CBD is non-psychoactive so the effects of CBD is not a “high”.

What CBD feels like on the body

What are the effects of CBD?

1. Anxiety Relief

If you are a anxious person and you begin to use CBD you may find that you no longer feel those same anxious symptoms that you typically experience. This is because CBD redirects brain traffic with retrograde trafficking. When your brain is shooting off millions of electric impulses they tend to be overactive, especially during stress. CBD calms down and redirects your neurotransmitters which can suppress you anxiety and make you feel relaxed and calm. 

2. Nausea relief

Nausea can be caused by many different things. Most commonly it is because of motion sickness, medications, pregnancy, chemo therapy, anxiety or many more. It has been found that CBD lower nausea in patients by binding with the CB1 receptors. Often followed by nausea is vommiting, which is caused by the release of large amounts of serotonin. Since CB1 receptors help regulate the amount of serotonin that gets released, the CBD is able to reduce the urge of vomiting as well. Another side effect of nausea is that it can be extremely difficult to eat after feeling ill for so long, and CBD can help boost their appetite and metabolism. 

3. Natural Pain Relief

One of the main reasons CBD has become so popular for many athletes is because of it’s completely natural pain relief properties. CBD has shown that it generally reduces the amount of pain your body feels when it is in recovery by balancing or increasing your natural endocannabinoid system allowing you to feel comfortable again. This is what makes CBD such an attractive alternative to pharmateutical drugs that are currently being prescribed. Using CBD will also aid in achieving homeostasis where it may need some help, allowing you to feel better.

4. Better mood

One of the most common reports of people after taking CBD is that they are in a much better mood, and until you try it you won’t understand what it’s like. When watched in a lab it was found that CBD had fast acting anti-depressant effects and improved moods very quickly. This is what makes CBD an excellent choice of people with depression who need to get some color and happiness back in their life. This is because CBD has been found to elevate a neurotransmitter of serotonin, which has anti-depressant effects on a persons mood.

5. More energy

By all of the different ways that CBD eliminates feelings of anxiety, depression and pain which are the main reasons for sleep disruption. So by allowing you to feel more comfortable, sleep better, and improving your mood, CBD will all around give you more energy to go about your day. 

How does it work?

How CBD works

So how and why does CBD have such a dramatic effects on our bodies? CBD, like all cannabinoids, reacts with our ECS, or endocannabinoid system. The cannabinoids that our body produces are called endocannabinoids, while the ones found in cannabis are called phytocannabinoids. While of course, these chemicals are different in some ways, they are also extremely similar in the way that they work, and they also work together. So in order to understand why CBD, (and other cannabinoids) affect us so much, one must understand how this system works.

   The ECS consists of special receptors in your cells, spread throughout the body, with most of them being focused on the nervous system itself. Adding all of these receptors together, we then get the entire Endocannabinoid System. The ECS seems to serve four primary roles with our bodies;

• Managing Homeostasis

• Immune Balance

• Stress Recovery

• Neuroprotection

As one would expect, these four major categories play huge roles within our bodies and  is responsible for managing, and helping to regulate the following:

• Mood

• Memory

• Motor Control

• Immune Function

• Reproduction

• Pain Perception

• Appetite

• Sleep

• Bone Development

What else is in CBD Oil?

    CBD oil usually comes in 2 forms, Full spectrum CBD and isolate. When you are using Full spectrum CBD oil, you are consuming other cannabinoids along with CBD. All these other cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, and CBD work together to enhance each others impact called the entourage effect. Isolated CBD is exactly that, CBD by itself. CBD oil can be ingested, used in the making of edibles, or even rubbed on the skin. It is a very versatile form of CBD and has quickly become a favorite choice for many users. 


It is our hope and goal that you now know much more about how CBD feels than when you started. Despite the fact that scientists and researchers eras are discovering more and more about CBD all of the time, you now have a good basis of knowledge so that you too can be a well-educated consumer when it comes to CBD. We hope you have enjoyed this article, and above anything have learned a good deal of information when it comes to the world of CBD.