You’ve probably heard of CBD since medicinal cannabis was made legal by the UK government in November 2018, or maybe you’ve always have been aware of this cannabis-derived substance’s medicinal properties.
Either way, the heavy legislation restricting the use of CBD as medicine is falling away, giving scientists the opportunity to explore its medicinal uses beyond what is already known about it.
Research on CBD, or cannabidiol, which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid derived from cannabis, has found that it reacts with a number of biological targets, including the naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors our bodies produce and other neurotransmitter receptors.
However, because of the stigmatisation of the plant, the effects of CBD and how it makes you feel aren’t widely talked about. We’re here to de-mystify what the effects of taking CBD actually are, so you can decide if it’s right for you.
Medicinal CBD oil has come about as a result of extraction methods which allows manufacturers to extract only certain compounds of the cannabis plant. This means that all of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as CBD and CBG, can be extracted while the cannabinoids that are responsible for getting you high, namely THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, is left behind.
What this means is that CBD oil, e-liquid with cannabinoids, isolates, or any other products containing the oil will not get you high. That means that it’s not illegal, you won’t fail drugs tests, and you’ll still be able to drive while taking CBD.
If it doesn’t make you feel high, what does CDB E-liquid do?
The main reported physical and mental medicinal effects of CDB e-liquid and other products have include pain relief, seizure relief, slowing down rapid cell growth and reducing anxiety.
CBD is thought to interact with receptors in the brain to minimise inflammation and offer pain relief. This has to do with the recently discover endocannabinoid receptors located in various parts of the body.
Several notable cases have highlighted the effects that CBD can have on rare, hard to treat illnesses such as severe epilepsy. CBD oil has shown abilities to reduce or completely eliminate the seizures that come with these illnesses.
Although CBD is in no way a cure for cancer, early studies indicate that it could play a part in slowing the rapid cell growth that characterises this disease.
Several studies have begun to indicate that CBD can have a positive effect on reducing anxiety and improving mood.
In terms of how it actually makes you feel, users of CBD have described the way they feel after taking CBD as relieved, calm, relaxed, and comfortable.
Last updated: Tuesday 05th March 2019