Does CBD Get You High?

Shrouded in mystery for years, the confusion surrounding CBD remains. The most frequently asked question in any discussion concerning CBD products is, Does CBD get you high?

The simple answer is no; CBD will not get you high. The rising use of CBD indicates that more people are trying Cannabidiol products and finding this out for themselves. Simultaneously, the suggested benefits of Cannabidiol have led to a sheer volume and variant of mind-boggling products. Consider this a short guide into some CBD products that won't get you high.

What is CBD?

CBD comes from the hemp plant. It is one of over 100 natural compounds derived from the plant. Another of those compounds is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); it is the cannabinoid that does "make you high" due to its psychoactive properties.

Both cannabinoids come from the same plant but do distinctly different things, mostly because of how they interact with receptors in our brain and our endocannabinoid system. Both cannabinoids have similar benefits; however, Cannabidiol delivers them without any psychoactive effects.

THC is considered medical Marijuana and is deemed to be illegal unless prescribed by a doctor. Before we look at the various ways to take CBD, we will look at why people take it.

Why Take Cannabidiol?

The consensus is that CBD offers the benefit of helping create a feeling of relaxation and calm. That it is safe to use, with relatively few side effects and may be beneficial as an anti-inflammatory.

There are studies into its benefit as a sleep aid and its uses in relieving symptoms of depression.

Scientific research into CBD use is relatively new; in comparison, the hemp plant’s use dates back to the ancient Egyptians.

Can CBD Reduce Acne?

According to studies, Cannabidinoil can inhibit the overproduction of sebum in the skin cells, therefore balancing the sebum and reducing the buildup that causes acne.

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties contribute to CBD oil being a beneficial ingredient for skincare products. The application of creams containing Cannabidiol or other products, like moisturisers or serums, offer a soothing solution to skin prone to acne.

Although evidence suggests that CBD may help block acne's triggers, the research is still ongoing.

CBD Oil Aiding Recovery From Addiction

With rising numbers of opioid addictions, scientists in the U.S. have been exploring the potential of Cannabidinoil to help reduce the cravings experienced by addicts.

A small experimental study carried out by the Recovery Research Institute found that CBD offered the potential to help reduce cravings and anxiety in those recovering from heroin addiction. The study suggests that cannabidiol could play an essential role in recovery by preventing relapse.

Helping with insomnia

A study published in The Permanente Journal, involving 72 people with sleep disorders, showed that participants who took capsules with 25 mg of CBD improved over the six-month trials. The study indicates that taking cannabidiol decreased insomnia.

Focus and Concentration How Cannabidiol helps.

One side effect of lack of sleep is the inability to concentrate or focus. The negative impact caused by insomnia can have many consequences. It can significantly affect the productivity of work-life and day to day activities.

Cannabidiol products might improve overall health and increase focus by improving sleep and reducing the stress and anxiety caused by insomnia. Inability to focus can also mean that dopamine levels are low. As the neurotransmitter in the brain that controls awareness functions, memory and focus.

Studies suggest that cannabinoids directly affect the brain's dopamine levels and increase activity, consequently improving focus. This is why more people turn to CBD to help with focus during a busy day at work.

CBD  For Stress

Even though studies into CBD are ongoing, the rise in those taking it to combat stress is rising, particularly young millennials.

An estimated 17.3 million professionals from a broad spectrum of professional fields feel that CBD would help them deal with the increasing anxiety they attribute to work and financial strain.

The diversity of CBD users is growing rapidly, and the manufactures rise to meet the demand.  More products arrive on the market daily, offering a wide variety of choice in CBD products.

CBD & A Healthy Heart

The benefits of CBD may extend to maintaining a heart-healthy. The potential of Cannabidiol to lower stress and inflammation has the knock-on effect of lowering blood pressure, subsequently leading to a healthier heart.

Stress is a silent killer and is a contributing factor in many modern illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, stroke; by reducing stress, other health aspects may improve.

Most of the studies into Cannabidiol and heart matters have been carried out on rats or mice, not humans. CBD Products The wide range of discreet products now available makes it easier than ever to get a daily CBD dose in the workplace.

These include:

  • Oils and Tinctures are popular because they're easy to take and are absorbed into your body very quickly.
  • Pills and Capsules: help with various issues, including sleep deprivation, digestive problems, and seizure disorders. It takes longer than oil to be absorbed into the body.
  • Creams and lotions: may be beneficial for various skin problems, such as eczema or acne.
  • Edibles: CBD gummies, candy, chocolates, cookies, beer and wine.
  • Vaping: Vaping cannabidiol sends it into your bloodstream, so it's absorbed quickly.

But the safety of vaping is very seriously questioned, so it's not something to take lightly.

CBD edibles' choice ranges from infused herbal tea to cannabidiol lollipops, but gummy bears are among the best-known edibles.

Will  CBD Gummies Get You High?

The idea behind gummy bears is that they offer a discreet, easy way to manage and consume your CBD. Like childhood favourites, they come in all shapes and flavours but even better as they are infused with cannabidiol.

According to your preference, the small concentration of CBD oil in the gummy bears means that you can eat several throughout the day.

Each pack of gummies will have the dosage marked on the bag and each bear's dosage. This means you can munch merrily on your Cannabidiol gummies throughout the day.

Full-Spectrum  CBD Gummies

Most CBD gummies contain full-spectrum cannabidiol, which means you get the benefits of all the cannabinoids working together, known as the"entourage effect".

Although full-spectrum goes through a filtration process to ensure the levels of THC meet with government regulations. It does contain small amounts of the cannabinoid but still not enough to have a psychoactive effect.

In the U.K., Cannabidiol products cannot legally contain more than 1 mg of THC. These small amounts can not cause you to get high. If you want to be sure your gummies do not have any THC, then gummies infused with CBD isolate are the best option for you.

Does CBD Isolate Get You High?

No! isolate is the purest form of Cannabidiol there is. The filtration process for isolate is more intense, with all other cannabinoids removed. The result is an oil utterly free from any THC.

Are There Side Effects From CBD Oil?

CBD does have some possible side effects, which may include,

  • Diarrhoea
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Fatigue
  • Mild nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness

CBD can also interact with some medications, so be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before starting your cannabidiol journey.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

Regulation around CBD is as new as scientific discoveries being carried out. Any products sold in the U.K. must not contain any more than 1 mg of THC. CBD products are now also listed as novel foods and, as such, fall under the EU regulations.

All CBD products must now carry a novel food certification. Retailers who do not comply with these regulations can not sell their products.


CBD oil (Hemp) was popular, dating back to the ancient civilisations and right into the '40s. Cultivation and use of the plant were encouraged for its many benefits and widely used for textiles, sails, rope, and many other things.

Early recordings show that Hemp seeds were used for tea and as an ingredient in herbal mixtures to treat various pains and heal wounds. However, the discoveries regarding the potential of cannabinoids like CBD didn't get much notice until the .'60s. We are rediscovering Cannabidinoils immense potential and how they might play a role in offering relief to modern-day ailments.

While there is still much to learn, the benefits and potential of CBD are exciting.

If you liked reading this, be sure to check our other blog on: The ultimate CBD Guide

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