For those who are new to hemp-based products, welcome. There are probably millions of questions that are running through your mind. Perhaps none is more prominent than “how does CBD make you feel?” The CBD market is expected to rake in around $22 billion each year by 2022. Knowing this, companies are making a number of unique hemp-based products. CBD is popping up in everything from lotions to toothpaste to dog treats. So, let’s give you the scoop about how you can expect to feel.
Will CBD Get You High?
Let’s start with the elephant in the room. Hemp is a member of the cannabis family; however, it doesn’t have the same molecular structure as its cousin marijuana. Just as you behave differently than your family members, hemp and marijuana have differing effects.
Marijuana is a female cannabis plant. Due to its molecular structure, the plant produces an abundance of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is shown to have a psychoactive effect on the system. Marijuana doesn’t have a high concentration of CBD unless it is specifically bred for this quality.
On the other side, hemp has an abundance of cannabidiol (CBD). This male plant of the cannabis family contains low concentrations of THC. Under federal law, all industrial hemp must test for 0.3% THC or less. Due to its low levels, those who use CBD products from hemp shouldn’t experience any psychoactive side effects.
At Grateful Heart Botanicals, we strive to avoid any of this confusion. We ensure all members of the family can use our products, including children and pets, by removing any traces of THC from our products. Therefore, you can use Grateful Heart Botanicals CBD products with peace of mind. For those with any concerns about THC concentrations, check the lot number on the bottom of your Grateful Heart Botanicals product. That number corresponds with your product’s lab report.
All lab reports are posted on our website. From there, you can see any active ingredients that were detected prior to bottling and shipping to your door.
Millions are turning to CBD because individual particles within the plant mirror similar particles that our system produces. Within the hemp plant, there are 113 known compounds called cannabinoids. Early research suggests that these cannabinoids mimic the endogenous compounds our system produces known as endocannabinoids.
Both hemp and human-produced cannabinoids play a pivotal role in how the endocannabinoid system functions. Comprehending the functions of the endocannabinoid system will help you gain a sense of what to expect when you use CBD for the first time.
What Is the Endocannabinoid System?
Throughout our body are receptors. These receptors have minuscule hairs that survey the lay of the land. Any sign of imbalance and the nerve endings on these receptors send messages throughout the system.
Depending on what the message is, and the location of the receptor, the mind will interpret the message and its threat level. Based on this analysis, it will manifest symptoms that may impede on our everyday lives.
Any time our body encounters what it considers to be an imbalance, its instinct is to release endocannabinoids into the system. These endocannabinoids seek out the distraught receptors.
Enzymes in the system help break down the endocannabinoids so that they are activated to influence the cannabinoid receptors. This chemical reaction ultimately changes the communication from the distressed receptors back to the brain.
As we age, endocannabinoid production starts to slow down. There are several reasons for these changes that include a poor diet, prescriptions or health-related issues. That’s why many people are finding support and balance with CBD products.