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Does CBD oil get you high?

on May 17, 2023

CBD oil has gained significant popularity in recent years, with a surge in interest surrounding its potential benefits. However, there is still confusion among many individuals about whether CBD oil can produce psychoactive effects similar to THC.

In this blog post, we will explore the relationship between CBD oil, THC, and their effects on the body. By understanding the science behind CBD and its legal status, we can shed light on the truth behind this often-misunderstood compound and answer ‘does CBD oil get you high?’.

Understanding CBD and THC

To comprehend the effects of CBD oil, it's essential to distinguish it from the effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Both CBD and THC are naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants, but they have different properties and effects on the body.

THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis responsible for the "high" feeling associated with marijuana use. It binds to the CB1 receptors in the brain, resulting in altered perception, mood changes, and a sense of euphoria. In contrast, CBD (cannabidiol) does not produce psychoactive effects and does not bind strongly to CB1 receptors.

CBD Oil and THC Content

CBD oil can be derived from two main sources: hemp plants and cannabis plants. Hemp-derived CBD oil contains low levels of THC (typically less than 0.3%), while CBD oil derived from cannabis plants may contain higher amounts of THC. It's important to note that full spectrum CBD oils may contain trace amounts of THC, but not enough to produce intoxicating effects.

CBD Oil and Psychoactive Effects

CBD oil does not produce psychoactive effects or induce a "high" because it does not directly bind to the CB1 receptors in the brain. Instead, CBD interacts with various receptors and neurotransmitters, including serotonin receptors, which are involved in mood regulation. This interaction may contribute to the potential therapeutic effects of CBD.

Even though our full spectrum CBD products are non-psychoactive, with low THC under 0.2%, some people prefer a THC FREE product. This is why we have created our THC free CBD oil range.

Benefits of CBD

CBD has gained attention for its potential benefits. Research suggests that CBD oil may have anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-relieving), anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing), and neuroprotective properties. It is being explored as a potential treatment for conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety disorders, epilepsy, and more. However, further investigation is needed to fully understand its efficacy and potential applications.

We always suggest that customers carry out their own research, but here are some useful links where you can read more about CBD:

Why Choose Honey Heaven's Organic CBD Products?

We prioritise highest standards of purity and potency possible to deliver only the best quality Full Spectrum Virgin Hemp CBD Extracts boosted with Pure CBD Distillate. Our CBD and phytonutrient content are confirmed and certified by independent laboratory tests. At Honey Heaven, we are dedicated to producing and providing the healthiest and finest products while excluding all artificial colours, preservatives, flavourings, sweeteners or other foreign agents.

The Honey Heaven CBD Starter Kit is the perfect way to introduce high quality CBD products into your life. Experience our full spectrum award winning oil, honey, balm and gummies, all together in one great-value pack.

CBD in Skin Care Products

CBD infused skin care products have gained popularity due to their potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These products are often used for their potential benefits in managing skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. However, more research is needed to fully understand the efficacy and long-term effects of CBD in skincare.

Silvia, our founder, started her journey in developing the Green Therapy CBD cosmetic range by creating natural cosmetics in her kitchen to address her own skin condition. Our range offers products that are 100% natural, vegan-friendly, and suitable for all skin types.

Each product in the Green Therapy range features a distinctive blend of botanical herbal oils and organic CBD oil. This unique combination provides exceptional nourishment to the skin, resulting in a hydrated and soothed complexion with a gentle, soft touch and a subtle fragrance.

The balanced formula in each product not only protects the skin from natural ageing processes but also helps restore freshness and elasticity to stressed skin, promoting a revitalised appearance.

Green Therapy CBD cosmetic range from CBD massage oils to age defying recovery serum, from hydrating CBD moisturiser to firming anti-cellulite body butter, and more.

Legal Status of CBD

The legal status of CBD varies depending on the country and its source. In many countries, hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC are legal, including the UK. It's crucial to understand the laws and regulations specific to your location before purchasing or using CBD products. Read more in our blog Is CBD oil legal in the UK?

Potential Side Effects of CBD

While CBD is generally well-tolerated, some individuals may experience mild side effects including drowsiness, dry mouth, and changes in appetite. CBD can also interact with certain medications, so it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating CBD oil into your routine, especially if you're taking prescription medications.

So, does CBD oil get you high? CBD oil does not get you high. Unlike THC, CBD does not bind strongly to CB1 receptors in the brain, which are responsible for producing psychoactive effects. As the research on CBD continues to expand, we can look forward to gaining a more comprehensive understanding of its benefits and applications.

View Honey Heaven’s full range of CBD products here: https://www.honeyheaven.co.uk/collections/organic-cbd-products

 

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