What to Expect When You Start Using CBD

CBD effects can occur immediately or may take time to build up in the body before the effects are felt. Read on for what to expect with CBD!

CBD has become incredibly popular over the last few years, so everyone is talking about it. There’s a lot of information out there about the various effects of CBD, but not a lot about how to get to the point that you feel those effects. CBD takes a little while to “kick in,” unlike what you might expect from an over the counter medicine. You might feel some of its effects immediately, but most of them can take a few days or even weeks to be at a noticeable level. If you don’t feel any effects, you might not be taking a high enough dosage.

Here’s a breakdown of how you might experience CBD when you take it for the first time.

Immediate Effects

CBD tells the brain to start producing melatonin, which makes you relax and begin to feel tired. If you are keyed up when you take CBD, you should feel yourself begin to relax after about half an hour if you’ve taken it under your tongue. If you decide to vape your CBD, you should see an effect sooner, but it won’t last as long. When you include CBD oil in food and drink, it takes a little bit longer to affect you – usually about 2 hours – but the effects can feel a little bit stronger.

Long Term Effects

Over the next few weeks as your body begins to have CBD in its system regularly, you should start to see more of the effects you are expecting. However, most of them are about what you don’t feel rather than what you do. 

You might have noticed that you’ve been getting much better sleep and having higher energy levels during the day. You should feel much more relaxed overall, with lower levels of stress and anxiety. The little things that previously pushed all your buttons should feel a bit more manageable, and your day-to-day tasks should be easier to focus on, thanks to the CBD that you are taking. However, you should also keep an eye out for any adverse effects you might be experiencing. 

Effects to Watch Out For

If you struggle with allergies to different types of grasses, you might also find yourself having an allergic reaction to CBD because it is derived from industrial hemp. You will want to try a test patch on an easily treatable part of your body before you try ingesting it to avoid a severe reaction.

You might also find that it interacts in weird, unhealthy ways with your other medications – especially if you take medicine to reduce the impacts of seizures or to help you sleep. If your liver is already struggling, CBD could cause additional strain on it.

Make sure to talk to your doctor before beginning to take CBD and tell them about it just like you would any over the counter medication to make sure that you stay as safe and healthy as you possibly can.

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