The answer, as you expected, is that it depends on every individual. We all use CBD oil for different reasons, and we all hope to experience different effects. When picking a dosage of CBD, use both those factors to help determine the right place to start your CBD journey. We offer suggested dosing guides on all our Tanasi product labels, but a medical expert can also help you to determine your ideal CBD dose.
Once again, how CBD makes you feel will depend on your method of ingestion. You can take CBD oil in the form of capsules or tinctures . You can also apply CBD oil topically to your body as your skin is the largest organ that absorbs the CBD molecules. If you ingest your CBD, you’re likely to have a full-body experience. Apply CBD topically, on the other hand, and your effect will be more localized. As an example, an ankle or elbow, and by default, your hands will receive localized CBD when you apply topical CBD products.
Now, we’re finally ready to explain how CBD makes you feel. But, remember, how it makes you feel depends on the various compounds within your body and how they interact with the CBD products you consume. Also remember, Tanasi CBD products have CBDA and CBD where the CBDA is as close to natural plant extract before decarboxylation (or processing using heat to convert CBDA to CBD).
We know you may have questions about CBD products: Is CBD safe? What are the benefits of CBD use? And, perhaps most importantly, how will using CBD make me feel? Today, we’ll try to answer those questions for you. We simply ask you to remember that, because each of us is unique, we’ll all have slightly different CBD experiences. Still, by helping you understand more about CBD, its composition, and some of its uses, we hope you’ll get a better picture of how it feels to use CBD. Keep in mind, that Tanasi CBD products are unique in that we have concentrations of two cannabinoids, Cannabidiolic-acid (CBDA) and Cannabidiol (CBD). The CBDA/CBD formula is a University developed patent-pending solution. So, when we speak of CBD in general we are also speaking of our Tanasi CBDA/CBD formula.
CBD can be extracted from all strains of Cannabis Sativa L. plants, including hemp and marijuana. Marijuana plants have high delta-9 THC concentrations and relatively little CBD. Industrial hemp plants, in contrast, are bred for high CBD concentrations, and low levels of THC. Thus, the inverse of marijuana plants with low THC and high CBD concentrations. That’s why most of the CBD on the market is derived from hemp.
Early research suggests that CBD oil interacts with your internal endocannabinoids, affecting your brain’s pain and inflammation response. As a result, CBD oil is popular with people suffering from conditions such as arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation released CBD Guidance for Adults With Arthritis in September of 2019 . Many report a reduction in chronic pain after adding CBD to their routines. And they experience this effect without fear of addiction or dependency.
There’s one exception to this rule: if you apply CBD oil directly to your skin, you’ll notice effects 20 to 45 minutes later. But those effects will be limited to your application spot since topical CBD typically takes longer to enter your bloodstream.
When a CBD oil product is labeled full-spectrum, that means the plant’s original terpenes and other types of cannabinoids, including cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), and importantly, THC, have not been filtered out during the extraction process.
While research has found that CBD has a much better side effect profile compared with most other drugs, a large dose of CBD can still have potentially adverse effects on the user. A 2017 study published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research concluded that while CBD had a “favorable safety profile,” there were side effects reported by participants, including tiredness, diarrhea, and changes in appetite or weight.
Another option for consumers is CBD isolate, which comes in the form of a crystalline solid or white powder. Stripped of all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, CBD isolate is the most refined form of the non-intoxicating cannabinoid, containing upwards of 99% pure CBD. With all THC and other compounds removed, CBD isolate is the purest possible form of CBD available.
Broad spectrum CBD oil
You might have heard about the various purported health benefits of this non-intoxicating cannabinoid, but how does CBD feel once it enters your system?
Although CBD does not produce the same adverse side effects as THC, should you be concerned about feeling or encountering any other side effects from the cannabinoid?
In addition, CBD may cause other side effects in some individuals, including nausea and irritability. Dr. Peter Grinspoon, a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and contributor to the Harvard Health Blog, discussed these potential side effects in a 2018 post, writing, “Side effects of CBD include nausea, fatigue and irritability. A significant safety concern with CBD is that it is primarily marketed and sold as a supplement, not a medication. Currently, the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements.”
Individual-specific characteristics such as the consumer’s weight, diet, metabolism, other medications, genetics, and medical conditions, as well as the formulation and quality of the CBD product itself could all influence the amount of therapeutic value that CBD will offer.
For example, one study comparing the effects of THC and CBD found that, while THC increased anxiety by activating the neurotransmitters involved in the “fight or flight” response, CBD actually repressed autonomic arousal—or the nervous system response associated with sudden increases in heart rate or respiration. In other words, CBD may be ideal for people looking to relax and unwind.
With that said, I’m definitely intrigued enough by the subtle effects to continue taking the oil and to possibly up the dosage to the recommended two full droppers of the 30mL bottle per day. Plus, I take comfort in knowing that it’s an all-natural product that’s responsibly grown on family farms in Colorado. Something that’s safe, legal, requires no prescription, and makes me less anxious, less scatterbrained, and more focused? I’m definitely on board.
What is CBD?
When I first learned about CBD oil, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. My mind immediately turned to weed and the unnerving experiences I’d had with heightened anxiety in college. For me, a person who’s already predisposed to overthinking, marijuana, no matter what the form, would typically put my mind into overdrive and result in a common yet dreaded side effect: Paranoia. But, let’s back up a bit. What even is CBD?
For those new to CBD, Charlotte’s Web recommends this hemp oil. Containing 17mg of CBD per 1mL serving, this CBD oil is also U.S. Hemp Authority Certified. Choose from four different flavors including Lemon Twist, Mint Chocolate, Orange Blossom, and Olive Oil.
That said, those interested in exploring the potential benefits of CBD should consult with their doctor (especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or currently taking medication) and be mindful of your dosage, writes Consumer Reports. And before you buy, Megan Villa, co-founder of the hemp-focused website and shop Svn Space, told Shape magazine to seek out a certificate of analysis. “Ask for a COA for the batch number of the product you have, since these products are made in batches,” she said. “You need to match the batch number to the COA that pertains to it.” Then, scan the report for potency (i.e. does the number of milligrams of CBD that the product label touts match the lab report?), contaminants and pesticides, and mold (which should live under the “Microbiological Testing” part of the report). Go a step further and note whether the testing lab is GMP (Good Manufacturing Principles) certified, and whether the lab is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Shape magazine also suggests purchasing CBD products made from domestically-grown hemp, and reading up on the difference between full- and broad-spectrum and CBD isolate.