You know that feeling – when you have some wine and feel a little tipsy even though others sipping the same wine feel just fine? At a glance, that’s what CBD is like – some folks have reported that it doesn’t do much to alter their state of mind while others say that they start to feel relaxed and nicely sedated right away.
However, this is a grossly downsized description of how CBD might make you feel – because the sheer number of factors and circumstances involved can have an impact on whether you experience something after a regular CBD dosage or nothing at all.
So let’s bring you up to speed:
The kind of CBD Oil you consume can influence the positive effects you feel
When you initially take a look at the sheer selection of CBD oil supplements available online, you may not give it a second thought. But the variety exists for a reason because the type of CBD oil can differ drastically from product to product, thus influencing the positive effects you experience.
Hemp derived CBD with no THC
When looking around the online marketplace, you’ll generally find two classifications of CBD-producing cannabis products: hemp and marijuana. There’s a stark contrast between the two, hence you’ll experience drastically different effects.
In general, hemp-derived CBD oil and CBD supplements contain typically between 0.3-0.5% THC, which is next to negligible – meaning you won’t experience any intoxicating effects.
Marijuana derived CBD with ‘traces’ of THC
Marijuana-derived CBD oil and supplements, however, are grown with the THC not filtered out – so you may want to brace yourself for some of effects of THC, such as euphoric feelings of ‘getting high’, although those feelings will likely never surpass the legal limit.
Now – it should be noted that we’re not just taking into account the purported effects of CBD oil based on just hemp-derived vs. marijuana-derived. There are other factors at play such as a full spectrum CBD oil, broad spectrum CBD oil or a CBD isolate most refined with all the THC removed.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
When you see the label “full spectrum CBD oil” on a product, it means the plant’s original terpenes and cannabinoids have all been preserved – including THC, CBG and CBN, although THC is the most notable one, when it comes to giving the high feeling.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
This is similar to the above as the end product contains the majority of the cannabinoids found in the original plant – however, the extraction process filters out all THC – so all the positive effects will be there, with none of the intoxication.
This typically comes in the form of white powder or crystalline solid. All the terpenes, cannabinoids and flavonoids have been stripped clean and this is currently the most refined kind of CBD available.
When buying your CBD supplements, always ensure they come from a reputable UK supplier that provides a ‘fully tested’ and ‘quality guaranteed’ seal on their products.