April 04, 2021

What Does CBD Feel Like? Real CBD Users Weigh In

CBD oil seems to be everywhere, but not everyone has tried it — or used it correctly. You might have some questions about what CBD can feel like if you:

  • Haven’t hopped on the CBD train yet.
  • Have tried CBD, but didn’t get results.

There’s a ton of info about CBD oil out there on the world wide web. You may have also heard about some firsthand experiences from friends and family.

Sure, you could phone a friend, or hit up Reddit to ask “what does CBD feel like?”

But we’re fans of saving time and being a bit more calculated than that. So, we gathered up experiences from real CBD users all in one place. And in true Pure Craft style, we added a few nerdy science notes. After all, knowledge is power!  

Read on for what to expect from CBD oil, including whether it will get you high, when you can expect to feel its effects, and reports from real CBD users.

What Is CBD?

Good question!

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s one of more than 100 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and formulated into tinctures and infused into other CBD products.


Does CBD Get You High?

You might be familiar with another cannabinoid, THC. CBD oil comes from the same plant family as THC, but it’s not psychoactive.

There are CBD products that also contain THC. These products aren’t legal in every state, and they aren’t an option for those avoiding marijuana. But not to worry — there are plenty of legal THC-free products on the market.

So, if CBD doesn’t get you high, how do you know it’s working? Understanding the “how” behind CBD can answer that.

How Does CBD Work?

Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). The more research uncovers about the ECS, the more we learn how important it is to our overall health.

When you take CBD oil, it interacts with receptors in your ECS. These receptors live all over your body. They’re in your brain, your joints, your immune system, and even your gut!

Head-to-toe distribution of receptors means that CBD has the potential to be a part of managing a long list of health concerns.

Some common conditions CBD may help with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Inflammation
  • Stress
  • Nausea and vomiting

You don’t need to have a medical condition to get benefits from CBD. Like a balanced breakfast — or, if you prefer, intermittent fasting — it can be part of a routine that supports overall wellbeing.

How Long Does It Take To Feel CBD?

This is a very common question with a somewhat complex answer. Basically, since each person’s biology is unique, when one feels CBD and how long he or she feels it for will vary. Plus, some products act faster than others.

Some Pure Craft customers have reported results within minutes, while others notice the most difference after a few weeks of consistent usage. That’s why we recommend committing to a CBD regimen for several continuous weeks.

“Definitely feeling less stressed. Been using it for about 3 weeks now.” - Adam

“I literally only just started taking these 2 days ago. I feel much more relaxed, my anxiety has really been keeping me up at night, and I found these gummies have really helped me relax and get a good night's sleep.” - Peter

What Are The Effects Of CBD?

Now that you know what CBD is and how it works, we can explore what effects it can have on the body.

Depending on how much you’ve chatted about CBD, you might have heard about outcomes ranging from absolutely zilch to life-altering effects. All signs suggest that CBD results can look different from person to person. But, learning about others' experiences gives you real examples so you know what you might expect.

Pain Relief Without The Snooze

A commonly discussed benefit of CBD is pain relief. Where there’s pain, there’s often inflammation. CBD has shown promising results for reducing inflammation from chronic conditions like osteoarthritis and acute inflammation from injuries. Talk about versatility!

In the case of CBD for pain relief, what CBD feels like might be more about what it doesn’t feel like. Medication for pain could come with side effects like nausea and drowsiness. Noticeable side effects from CBD are rare, so consumers can get the pain-canceling potential without feeling the need to reach for a quad-shot venti latte.

“I have chronic back pain, andthis is one of the highest milligrams I could find. Works really well and has given me relief.” - Nancy

Regardless of what’s causing your aches and pains, CBD might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Less Stress & Anxiety

Fascinating fact time: The ECS doesn’t only influence your physical body. It also works with your nervous system, which can affect your mood.

The catalog of studies on CBD for stress and anxiety shows promising evidence. So does the feedback from CBD users.

“I found that I am much less anxious, feeling less stressed, sleep better, [and have] less pain. - Erin

“Have noticed a significant difference in my mood. My anxiety has eased and I can actually get some sleep.” - Justin

For those with stress and anxiety, CBD might help you feel calmer, more collected, and more socially confident.

A Better Night’s Sleep

According to the CDC, more than one-third of American adults don’t get enough sleep. Yikes! Lack of sleep is associated with heart disease, obesity, weakened immunity, depression, and hypertension — among other chronic conditions.

“I was having trouble sleeping due to some mild back pain, this has really helped me fall to sleep, stay asleep - most importantly! Love the flavor, too (tropical).” - Justin

On top of its potential to help with stress, pain, and immune function, CBD’s shown to have a non-intoxicating sedative effect. Goodnight, sheep.

It’s no wonder that CBD products formulated for sleep are in high demand.

Generally Relaxing

Martinis and Manhattans were the unwinding tools of past generations. Hangover-free CBD is becoming the new normal.

“Like to have this after dinner to wind down.” - Renee

Alcohol is taxing on your body, while CBD works with your body. It can take a bit longer to kick in than your vodka-cran, but you can always help out the process by using a water-soluble nanotech tincture in your mocktail. Mix, sip, and feel the good vibes kick in.

Calm & Better Altogether

Some people express a “can’t quite put my finger on it” difference after taking CBD. Others describe it as feeling more calm and balanced. This isn’t a surprise considering its ability to synchronize with your body.

These guys are delicious and had me feeling like my best self!” - Elitha

Even though CBD has a calming effect, it can also help you feel more focused.

“I actually feel like I can concentrate much better after taking these, I do feel the calming effect also. Very pleased with my purchase. Thanks, Pure Craft!” - Riley

To Each Their Own CBD Experience

How CBD can feel depends on several factors so its effects can differ for each user. Generally speaking, though, CBD‘s often described as calming or soothing. Since it isn’t a psychoactive compound, CBD won’t produce the high sensation that THC is known for.

Once you give CBD oil an honest chance, you’ll be able to describe what CBD feels like for you. Check out our tips for getting started with a CBD routine for everything you need to get the best results!

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