What Does CBD Make You Feel Like? Real Testimonials

A happy woman eating a CBD gummy showing what CBD feels like

CBD feels like a state of natural relaxation, and resembles a calming sensation that can be noticed both mentally and physically.

CBD is non-psychoactive, so you won't feel high or stimulated. The feeling of CBD is actually more related to the removal or absence of unwanted sensitivities.

In this article we’ll cover the feeling of CBD, how verified users describe it and how feelings change for all three types of CBD.

What is CBD?

CBD is a molecule naturally found in hemp and marijuana, both of which are part of the cannabis family. CBD is short for Cannabidiol.

CBD is also referred to as a phytocannabinoid. “Phyto” means “of the plant.” Therefore, CBD is a cannabinoid that's derived from a plant.

In addition to CBD and THC, there are actually over 100 other phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. But for now we'll focus on how CBD makes you feel.

How CBD Feels Based on Survey Results

We surveyed thousands of active CBD users with the question “What Does CBD Feel Like?” and compiled the results.

Here are the some of the most descriptive responses for "When taking CBD, it felt like...":

"....the relaxation I get from a glass or 2 of wine, minus the buzz."

" anxious, nervous butterflies fluttered away in 20 minutes."

"...I actually got a full 8 hours of sleep as a Mom. Wow."

The Feeling of CBD as Analogies

A woman with glasses and happy faces in the background showing how CBD makes her feel

When you take Tylenol or Advil, what does it feel like? It’s hard to explain, right?

You don’t feel good, but within 20-30 minutes you feel better. Maybe your pain is alleviated or your headache subsides, and those are the benefits.

In a similar way, taking CBD doesn’t have an isolated feeling. It’s more the removal of unwanted feelings.

Cannabis derived compounds such as CBD also come with a variety of health benefits that I'll outline as analogies:

  1. Stress Relief - You know that feeling on a Sunday when anxiety starts to set in and you feel nervous or apprehensive about the upcoming week? Yup, the Sunday Scaries. CBD has an effect on this acute level of anxiety much like checking your calendar and realizing that Monday is holiday! Hell yea.
  1. Pain Relief - You know when a hangover starts to set in and you feel your head pounding and your body feels like you got into a car accident the day before? When you dose yourself with some CBD it can help with the swelling, inflammation and nausea associated with hangover symptoms. CBD has an effect on these severe forms of consequences much like dipping into a warm bath filled with epsom salt.
  1. Sleep Disorders - Have you ever tried to go to bed early only to stare at your ceiling while your mind chatters incessantly? By taking CBD throughout the night you will experience deep, restorative sleep, characterized by minimal awakenings and a balance of REM (rapid eye movement) and non-REM sleep stages. CBD has an effect on sleep much like crashing in a comfy hotel bed after spending the entire summer day at the beach... without that entire bottle of NyQuil.

What CBD Feels Like: My Personal Experience

Co-founder of Sunday Scaries, Beau Schmitt, showing confidence with his experience with CBD

What’s up! My name is Beau, and I’m a co-founder of Sunday Scaries. Like many, I didn’t know what to expect when I started taking CBD in early 2017.

But my original motivation for trying CBD was because of my constant battle with anxiety.

About 9 months before I started experimenting with CBD, my father unexpectedly passed away; he was only 63.

Meanwhile, I was running a restaurant and working 80 hours a week. I rarely saw my family and friends, and I was always on the clock.

My dad’s passing was a big awakening for me…

It continuously made me question my personal & professional priorities, which caused a lot of anxiety.

Unfortunately, by May 2017, I was hitting my breaking point.

My First Experience with CBD Oil

In May 2017, I could tell I was nearing my breaking point because I was always irritable, scatterbrained and anxious.

I had a bad habit of only partially finishing projects before overwhelming myself with another one. My unimportant, "busy" tasks seemed to dominate my days and push back my true priorities. I felt unproductive and lost.

Fortunately, that month, I was introduced to CBD by my friend, Garrett. He was an investment banker and said CBD helped him stay calm and concentrated while working under immense pressure.

When I asked him “How Does CBD Make You Feel?”, Garrett replied “CBD is a game changer. I’m able to stay focused in my crazy industry and it helps me get out of my own head at night so I can detach and recharge."

That’s when I started experimenting with CBD.

My First Impression of CBD Oil

I really enjoyed it. But like many; I had a hard time comprehending and describing what it felt like.

What CBD Didn’t Feel Like:

  • I didn’t feel high or inhibited
  • I didn’t feel drunk or loopy
  • I didn’t feel stimulated

To me, CBD felt like a release more than anything. It felt like that feeling of euphoria after an accomplishment, or a good workout or finishing a book.

What CBD Did Feel Like:

  • A relaxed sensation
  • A feeling of clarity
  • Like my racing mind had taken a chill pill
  • The removal of daily mental obstacles

To me, CBD didn’t necessarily “add” a feeling so much as it removed negative and distracting feelings. And that’s why I loved it. I didn’t need more things to handle; I needed things simplified, so I could focus on what mattered.

What CBD Feels Like: Customer Testimonials

While I hope you enjoyed my personal experience using CBD, don't take my word for it on how it feels.

Check out these testimonials from verified Sunday Scaries buyers who highlight the effects CBD products had on them:

Ashley Steele, a personal flight attendant in her late 20's, uses CBD to help her wind down and sleep after long plane rides. She wrote:

"I take CBD when I'm finishing up an international tour with clients. Jet lag makes me feel exhausted, but my body gets screwed up with the constant time zone changes so I need something extra to help me fall asleep. CBD oil makes me feel like I'm floating on a cloud and my body gets a cozy coating of comfort. I drift off easily and stay asleep throughout the night."

A Sunday Scaries testimonial reads "CBD oil makes me feel like I'm floating on a cloud"

Tyler Pringle, a lead growth consultant in his late 30's, uses CBD to help him relax and detach in a healthy way. He wrote:

"My job is incredibly demanding and I feel like I always have to be 'on'. But, I found out real quick that if I'm always going 100 mph then I'll burn out and eventually be inefficient. I take CBD to help me unwind on the weekends. It works as a healthy replacement for wine, and when I take it I feel like a weight is lifted from my shoulders after 20-30 minutes. The stress disappears."

A Sunday Scaries testimonial reads "When I take CBD I feel like a weight is lifted from my shoulders"

Michelle Mexquitic, a research coordinator in her early 30's, uses CBD to stay focused.

"I have had low grade CBD oil in the past and it did not really feel like much of a difference. However, with Sunday Scaries gummies, I am able to feel calmer within 15-20 minutes and also feel more focused."

A Sunday Scaries testimonial reads "I am able to feel calmer... also feel more focused."

If you're interested in digging into more heartfelt testimonials about CBD products and how they've made individuals feel, check out this full testimonials page.

What are the Side Effects of CBD Products?

The World Health Organization has stated that “in its pure state, cannabidiol does not appear to have abuse potential or cause harm.”

Naturally, Full Spectrum CBD Oil may have THC, which can cause psychoactive and high effects.

However, Broad Spectrum CBD Oil and CBD Isolate (pure CBD) have very little notable side effects.

Some people have reported the following CBD side effects, especially when taking at very large dosages:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Digestive system issues
  • Possible interactions with prescription medications

CBD has been reported to have a favorable safety profile. However, always err on the side of caution and consult with your medical professional especially until the FDA approves CBD as a dietary supplement.

How Much CBD Should I Take?

Proper CBD dosing is tricky because there are so many variables. Variables like your body weight, your ailment, your body’s chemistry and the type of CBD can all affect exactly how much CBD you should be taking.

Neuroscientist, Nick Jikomes, who works at Leafly commented on this paradigm and stated that our body’s physiology naturally changes over time as well, and so do the CB1 and CB2 receptors in our Endocannabinoid System.

Since the CB1 and CB2 receptors are primarily responsible for our body’s interactions with CBD, individual dosing will even shift throughout one’s lifetime as well.

Since dosing isn’t universal, start with low doses and scale up. Begin with 10-20mg of CBD per serving and then gradually increase your dosage until you get your desired effects.

Fortunately, CBD oils and gummies from reputable CBD brands are usually dosed with 10-20mg servings, specifically for this purpose.

It's important to note that there are no known lethal cases of CBD overdose, so while you can take too much CBD it won't cause death. Obviously, moderation is key like with everything else.

How Do Feelings Change For Each Type Of CBD?

CBD is used in products in three primary forms: Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate.

See below for how feelings change for each type.

  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil Feeling: Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains trace amounts of THC, so you may encounter a slight “high”, "buzz" or euphoric feeling in addition to the relaxation feeling from the CBD. The 'entourage effect' is a theory that CBD and the other cannabinoids work best when consumed together, leading to a more cool, calm and collected feeling.
  • Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Feeling: Broad Spectrum CBD Oil contains the same complimentary terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids as Full Spectrum, but without THC. The therapeutic and relaxation effects of CBD will remain, but the pain relief and stress relief won't be as noticeable as Full Spectrum and it is better suited for mild symptoms and those sensitive to THC.
  • CBD Isolate Feeling: CBD Isolate strips out all of the other cannabinoids and, in effect, is the least efficacious out of the three types. Higher doses are needed to produce an effect close to Full Spectrum, and even then the cannabidiol alone will never match up to the calming properties of its Full Spectrum counterpart.

While more research is needed to be performed on the cannabis plant in general, if you are not sensitive to THC then the best CBD to take is Full Spectrum CBD products so you can feel the heightened benefits.

You'll see a notable difference between Full Spectrum and isolate, even if a lower dose of Full Spectrum is consumed.

What CBD Feels Like Based on Scientific Research

Based on research, CBD should feel like a release from tension, which results in an improved mood and sense of relaxation.

Did you know that the United States Department of Health and Human Services actually has a patent on certain use cases for CBD?

US PATENT #6630507B1 states that the US Department of Health & Human Services has rights to pharmaceutical compounds and compositions relating to Cannabinoids as neuroprotectants and antioxidants.

US PATENT #6630507B1 is relevant because the 26-page patent document helps outline how CBD interacts with the brain and body.

The findings from this research suggests some aspects of what individuals might experience when using CBD. For instance:

  1. Neuroprotective Effects: Research indicating that cannabinoids have neuroprotective properties could suggest that CBD might contribute to feelings of relaxation or reduced anxiety. CBD works to influence cognitive function positively, leading to a clearer mental state.
  2. Antioxidant Properties: Studies demonstrating the antioxidant effects of cannabinoids may imply that CBD could contribute to overall well-being by potentially reducing oxidative stress. This might translate into a sense of improved health or vitality.
  3. Indirect Influence on Mood: CBD's impact on the endocannabinoid system might indirectly affect mood regulation. Research suggesting that cannabinoids modulate serotonin receptors could imply that CBD might help regulate mood, potentially leading to feelings of calmness or improved mood.

Conclusion: Embracing the Power of CBD

In summary, CBD is a natural compound extracted from the cannabis plant, exhibiting immense potential in addressing a range of health issues. It comes in three main forms: Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate, each with its unique properties and effects.

Personal testimonials highlight its efficacy in dealing with sleep problems, stress and focus issues. Though it is generally safe, some users may experience mild side effects, and it's always wise to consult a healthcare professional beforehand.

Lastly, the best CBD dosage varies from individual to individual due to numerous factors.

Therefore, it is recommended to start with a small dose and gradually increase until reaching the desired effects.

Overall, CBD promises a natural, safe alternative for those seeking relief from various ailments, enhancing overall well-being and quality of life.

You should feel a feeling of cool, calm collectedness in 20-30 minutes after consuming CBD. Try for yourself and let me know how it goes.

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