Does CBD get you high?

Nov 16, 2020 | CBD OIL

Does CBD Get You High?

You’re looking to improve your health and wellbeing with CBD but are worried you’ll get high? Rest assured, CBD won’t get you high- in fact, it counteracts the psychotropic effects in cannabis. Unlike many modern medications, CBD works naturally. It can improve your health and wellbeing, without impairing your judgment. The negative stigma surrounding cannabis is mostly due to a single cannabinoid: THC. All the fears and negative side-effects you might have heard of don’t apply to CBD. It’s fairly recent that CBD has been in the spotlight of research, and although we don’t know everything about how CBD works just yet, everything we do know is extremely positive.

What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over 100 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. THC and CBD are the most well-known and each has very different effects. This just goes to show how much potential there actually is for cannabis in the medical (and recreational) industry. Although CBD and THC are made up of the same atoms and are even arranged very similarly, the little difference between their structure has led to very different outcomes in their effects on us. CBD isn’t psychoactive, addictive, or intoxicating. It’s an all-natural, plant-based medicine that has been used for thousands of years. CBD products are mostly derived from the hemp plant, not from marijuana. Hemp is naturally high in CBD and very low in THC content. Even without processing the plant, you wouldn’t get high from it.  Read more about how Mission Farms CBD sources and creates its CBD

How CBD works in our body

Does CBD make you high? Or better yet, what does CBD actually do to you? To answer this, we first need to look at what CBD doesn’t do to you. THC gets you high by interacting with endocannabinoid receptors in our brain that control important processes like memory, judgment, perception, mood, and more. THC also hinders neurons throughout the body from passing on information which can impair our ability to react and move freely. CBD doesn’t connect to these receptors and won’t have this effect. CBD still interacts with our endocannabinoid system. Just not in the same way that THC does. Our endocannabinoid system regulates vital body functions, such as our cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems. The endocannabinoid system also has receptors located throughout our body that can interact with cannabinoids- another hint that we are made to benefit from healing plants such as cannabis! Since cannabinoids have various effects, they also have various effects on our system. While CBD doesn’t directly bind with these receptors as THC does, it can indirectly influence them. Research suggests that CBD mainly works in two ways: On the one hand, CBD can interact with serotonin receptors that make us feel good. On the other hand, CBD hinders our natural endocannabinoids from being broken down. Our endocannabinoids, which are produced in our body, interact with our endocannabinoid system and help maintain homeostasis. In short: Our endocannabinoid system regulates and balances important functions in our body, such as sleep, stress management, pain, immune functions, mood, and much more. This system might not work as it should due to various possible reasons- high-stress levels, illness, diet, alcohol consumption, etc. Naturally, this leads to problems in our endocannabinoid system and we notice this by feeling bad, mentally unwell, or sick. While there are many ways to keep our endocannabinoid system healthy, the most effective and natural way is by adding CBD into our routine. CBD keeps our natural systems in check.

Benefits of CBD

Now we know what CBD does, but what does CBD feel like? Obviously, if our body is healthy, we´ll feel better. But many people still expect a noticeable effect since CBD is related to THC, which has very noticeable effects on us. So how does CBD make you feel? And will you notice anything? With CBD, you’ll more likely notice what you don’t feel anymore. And in many ways, this is far more important than any added effects to dominate or cover up any symptoms. So, can CBD get you high? No, but CBD works naturally and helps us be our happiest and healthiest selves. Here’s what CBD can help with:

  •       Pain
  •       Inflammation
  •       Neuroprotection
  •       Healing processes
  •       Acne
  •       Anxiety
  •       Mood disorders
  •       Depression
  •       Insomnia

CBD also helps with many medical treatments. If our body is in better shape, it’s natural we´ll have a better chance of fighting off any diseases and symptoms. CBD has many benefits and many potential uses, such as relieving bodily pain; shop our Relieve CBD product line for options to ease your discomfort. If used regularly, will CBD get you high? No, in fact, it can help relieve various problems without clouding your mind or in any way having an intoxicating effect. Most medications come with an abundance of side-effects, which sometimes has us considering if they wouldn’t just make us feel worse in the end. Zolpidem, for instance, is a popular sleeping medication for treating insomnia and trouble sleeping. Its side effects? Depression, hallucinations, abnormal thoughts and behaviors, disassociation, amnesia, trouble breathing, and so much more. It’s frightening. Studies have shown that CBD can also significantly help with sleeping problems. In fact, shop our Rest CBD products to help deepen your sleep. Of course, as with all things, there are possible side-effects. However, with CBD it’s very unlikely to experience side-effects when taken correctly. But even so, let’s take a look at the possible side-effects of using CBD.

Possible side-effects:

  •       Dry mouth
  •       Diarrhea
  •       Changes in appetite
  •       Interference with other medications

  As you can see, CBD is very low-risk, high-reward. The WHO didn’t declare it safe for consumption for no reason. For comparison, most cornflakes even have more possible side-effects than CBD does.

Can CBD oil get you high?

CBD oil often contains full-spectrum CBD extracts, which contain a minimal amount of THC, the substance responsible for making you high. So, does CBD oil get you high? To answer this question right off the bat- No, CBD oil won’t get you high, even if it contains THC. It’s a little-known fact that CBD can actually counter the psychoactive effects of THC. THC directly binds and interacts with our endocannabinoid receptors. CBD can loosely bind with these receptors but won’t cause any effect. CBD only subtly influences our endocannabinoid system through these receptors. The more CBD molecules, the more receptors are occupied and can’t be affected by THC. The THC content in full-spectrum CBD oil needs to legally be under 0.3%, which is practically nothing and will be completely blocked by the high CBD content. At Mission Farms CBD, we use third-party testing you can review to verify that THC levels are well below the legal limit of 0.3% THC. CBD oil won’t get you high. But it does have many advantages over pure CBD isolates. Full-spectrum CBD contains all other valuable ingredients in hemp, such as an array of terpenes, flavonoids, and nutrients. CBD works better in combination with these other components, which is known as the “Entourage Effect”. This means that by taking CBD along with its other natural components, it will be more efficient for therapeutic use. By ridding CBD oil of all THC content, it will also lose its other beneficial ingredients. However, if for any reason you don’t want any hint of THC in your product, we also have THC-free products. You´ll still reap many of its benefits and won’t have to fear the risk of testing positive for THC.
In Conclusion
 Does CBD get you high? No, it doesn’t. Does CBD oil get you high? No, it doesn’t either. To sum things up, THC gets you high. CBD doesn’t. While THC influences how you perceive the world, CBD only influences how you react to the world around you. It can help your body regulate changes in important symptoms, balance out hormones, and help you generally feel better. CBD won’t trigger any feelings of euphoria such as when high, it simply makes you feel better because your body is healthier. Does CBD give you a body high? In a way, yes. Your body may feel more relaxed, and pain may ease away, but your mental clarity won’t be affected. All in all, it’s perfectly safe to consume CBD, it won’t hinder you in daily life, in fact, the opposite is the case. It can improve your day to day considerably. We suggest you decide what kind of CBD product would best suit your lifestyle and give it a try. From a medical point of view, there’s little to no reason not to try out CBD. You might be surprised how it can bring relief to your life. Shop Mission Farms CBD to view our selection of all-natural CBD solutions.

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