CBD oil is the top trendy ingredient on the market right now. It's so popular, in fact, that revenue from products made with CBD are projected to grow to $20 billion by 2024.
If you’ve got aches, inflammation, or other issues that you’re hoping to soothe with CBD stat, be very careful not to overdose without waiting the appropriate period of time. “Ingesting CBD is typically associated with more attentiveness, less anxiety, and less inflammatory-related pain,” explains Shcharansky. “While higher doses—over 200 milligrams—have been associated with drowsiness.”
Topical forms of CBD
For those who are hoping to feel the effects of CBD as quickly as possible, Shcharansky recommends taking a tincture sublingually, meaning dropping it under your tongue, waiting a few seconds, and then swallowing.
One question we often hear regarding trying CBD for the first time is how long it will take to have an effect on your body. According to Boris Shcharansky, the chief operating officer at Papa & Barkley, the length of time depends largely on the dosing method. Here’s a simple breakdown.
If you’re wondering whether it’s time to jump on the CBD bandwagon, you’re not alone. But as with any new food, drink, or supplement that promises health benefits, it’s best to start slow—and smart.
Starting a new CBD regimen? Haven’t noticed a difference yet? Here are some factors to weigh so you have a frame of reference. CBD is subtle, but when you know what to look for, it’ll have a powerful effect on your life.
The first time you take CBD — depending on your dose — you may not even feel symptom relief. While a few milligrams can do the trick for some people, patients in clinical trials have needed upwards of 800 to 1,200 milligrams to counter intense anxiety.
CBD Doesn’t Make You High
If you take CBD expecting to feel some kind of high or buzz, you may be pretty disappointed. Unless you experience rare side effects (slow thoughts and lightheadedness), you likely won’t feel anything at all, except calm.
People often confuse CBD with THC. They are both cannabinoids, but they have very different effects. THC is psychoactive, meaning it’ll cause that intoxication or “high” feeling, while CBD works to eliminate symptoms. TL;DR — you won’t get high on this stuff.
While CBD can eliminate certain symptoms, it doesn’t make you feel extra good. No warm and fuzzy feeling, no alcohol-like buzz or marijuana high, just not bad. It’s not as much about what you do feel, but more about what you don’t feel (like not feeling pain, anxiety, insomnia, etc).
There are a couple of things to consider here.
It can take time for CBD to build up in your body and activate the proper receptors. It could be that your CBD receptors haven't caught up to your increased CBD intake. You said you don't smoke, which I'm guessing means that you haven't partaken of cannabis for recreation through edibles or other means either. That puts you almost at a disadvantage to someone who has because your CBD receptors have not been activated yet where someone who smokes cannabis would already have more active CBD receptors ready to receive the CBD from the tincture.
I have never smoked anything but I just finished a bottle of 500 mg oil from cbdistillery but I don't feel any better. I took about 5 drops three times a day. Just ordered the 1000 strength.
As a whole, I've found the effects of CBD to be subtle more than overwhelming. It helps me greatly for my RA and fibromyalgia pain, but it's a subtle relief and not in any way akin to the feeling of popping a few pain pills. After taking the tincture I don't usually feel anything for a good 20-40 minutes. Then I will feel a gradual decrease in stiffness, swelling, and pain in my joints. That feeling lasts for a good 3-5 hours depending on how bad I'm hurting and how much I took.
You could also try dosing with fewer drops when you dose. From what I understand CBD has the best effects at low doses and high doses. The "in between" doses don't have as much effect. When I started using it I tried 6-8 drops and felt less of an effect than I did with 3-4 drops per dose.