Will CBD make me feel high? It is a question that is on many people’s minds and can cause some hesitancy when it comes to trying CBD products. However, with the increase in popularity and more research and studies that continue to prove the numerous benefits of the regular use of CBD, more and more people are taken advantage of the products.
Studies have shown that over a quarter of Americans have tried at least one product containing CBD, with 1 in 7 using it daily. The 18-29 demographic is more open to CBD than any other, accounting for 40% of CBD users. In comparison, individuals aged 65 and over account for 15% of use, an increase in numbers compared to previous research.
With the remarkably fast-growing market, CBD is still a relatively new industry and sometimes misunderstood, especially when it comes to effect, efficacy, legality, and all these matters.
What is CBD?
Cannabis and hemp are different strains that originate from the same plant species. CBD is one of the hundreds of compounds in these plants. Different cannabinoids provide different effects due to how they are metabolized and broke down by the body.
CBD is also one of these cannabinoids and is the second most commonly found in cannabis. CBD is short for the cannabinoids’ scientific name, which is Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, unlike THC, does not provide any intoxicating effects. In fact, CBD has been scientifically proven to combat the intoxicating effects that THC produces.
How does CBD work?
We, as humans, have an internal network of chemicals and receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems called the endogenous endocannabinoid system of lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters. These receptors, named CB1 and CB2, bind with molecules called ligands to control the release of neurotransmitters like glutamate and dopamine. The endocannabinoid receptors, ligands, and certain enzymes work in concert to affect several processes in the body, including thought, memory, mood, pain management, and appetite.
Cannabinoids created outside the body—like CBD— can also bind with the CB1 or CB2 (and other) receptors to produce various effects and moderate some of these physical functions.
CBD can have several positive effects in improving functions and other conditions in your life. Studies have shown that the use of CBD oil can relieve pain, reduce anxiety and depression, alleviate cancer-related symptoms, reduce acne, have neuroprotective properties, can improve heart health, and many other potential benefits.
In summary, CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, containing no more than 0.03 percent of THC. So while it can make you feel more relaxed and focused, it will not even come close to what would be described as a marijuana high.
Still have questions?
At Gaia Hemp, we believe in the miracle healing power of herbs, as we personally have experienced the restorative medicinal benefits of CBD. We value transparency by offering the finest quality Canadian-grown hemp and cold-pressed CBD extracted with 100% purity. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us today.