How does the body react to CBD?
It’s no news to anyone that CBD is becoming more & more sought after due to public awareness around its potential and benefits.
Research surrounding the cannabis plant is literally exploding and from this, we are starting to be able to put together a picture of what happens to CBD once digested in the body.
In this blog, we are going to look at what CBD actually does to our body and how it can make you feel! So, let’s go from the top…
What is our ECS, how is it affected when we take CBD and are there any side effects?
Our Endocannabinoid System
The ECS is our body’s very own control system whereby it is constantly working to keep everything in balance. By topping up this system with cannabinoids through taking CBD it ensures we are reaching our peak performance every day.
Once CBD is consumed it can begin to interact with your ECS system.
What happens once you’ve taken it?
CBD is unlike any addictive substance. Because it does not produce an excessive release of dopamine, it cannot get you high. This means that the euphoria associated with opioids, or the intense relaxation that nicotine causes, are not present when you use CBD.
Once CBD is interacting with your body’s system it encourages wellness and balance. This regulatory system is responsible for keeping balance for things like: mood, memory, appetite, pain, immune system, and temperature. Keep it in check by adding CBD!
Your ECS is made up of two main receptors CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are usually found in the brain and nervous system whereas CB2 receptors are mostly in the immune system. CBD attaches to the receptors like a lock and key to start certain processes.
Through this interaction, your bodily functions can be keep functioning at a top level. After taking CBD for a while you may notice CBD’s balancing effects positively impact you.
The natural plant proteins and essential healthy fatty acids benefit you in general. Many of us realise the important of “balance” in our daily lives. Balancing work and play is a critical part of our physical and mental health.
What you won’t experience from taking CBD
Because CBD contains little to no THC, you wont see any changes in things like: reaction time, sensory awareness, perception of things or consciousness like you might if you were ‘stoned’ or high.
While every single person is different, and each have their own genetic makeup and chemistry, most people can take CBD without ever having an unpleasant side effect. The remaining few might just feel minorly different if they are new CBD. It’s likely that if anyone is to experience a side effect it is due to the quality of the oil.
When it comes to CBD causing side effects-primarily the only one is the fact that CBD can lower blood sugar levels.
A handful of people have reported that they felt a mood change or slight mind-altering from taking CBD, but this could be due to taking a higher dose too soon. It is best to start with a low dose and work your way up-listen to your own body.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the best thing you can do to protect yourself from all forms of illness.
Because CBD is made from high CBD and low THC hemp it makes it non-addictive. CBD does not stimulate the brains “pleasure hormone” dopamine system.