Sometimes, it happens that some people do not feel any effect after consuming CBD. If this is your case, it may be because you have not consumed the right product, nor the right form, nor the right dosage of CBD. Rest assured, solutions exist to better understand and perceive the effects of CBD.
If you don't feel anything when you consume CBD, there must be a reason. By finding the reason, you will find the solution. To take advantage of the multiple virtues of CBD, you must already understand what its real effects are. Then, you must adapt your consumption to your feeling and your experience. Find out in this article why CBD does not give you any effect and how to remedy it.
What are the real effects of CBD?
Before getting into the heart of the matter, it is essential to understand what the effects of CBD are. Indeed, one of the first reasons why you may have the impression of not feeling any effects is because you have already consumed cannabis with THC. As a result, you expect, even subconsciously, to get a high. However, all CBD products are completely THC-free and have absolutely no psychoactive effects. For some former cannabis smokers, this is a disappointment that translates into a feeling of total absence of effect.
Even if you have never used THC before, you may associate CBD with cannabis, and therefore with drugs, without even meaning to. To avoid disappointment, you should know that CBD only causes relaxing, soothing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. It is mainly used to relieve muscle and joint pain, reduce stress and anxiety, make it easier to fall asleep and promote restful sleep. CBD is neither a miracle cure that cures diseases, nor a drug that causes delirious effects. Now that you know the intended effects of CBD, let's see why you haven't experienced them yet.
Find the right dosage of CBD
The first reason you haven't felt the effects of CBD may be because you haven't found the right dosage yet. Since there is no perfect dosage or risk of overdosing with CBD, it's not always easy to find the right dosage for you, especially if you're just starting out. The best solution to finding the right dosage of CBD is simply to experiment by starting with the lowest amount possible. Thus, it is quite normal that the first intake is not necessarily conclusive. Increase the doses gradually, until you find the right amount and the right level of CBD.
Find the form of CBD that suits you
If CBD does not give you any effect, it is perhaps because you have not yet found the right format. Oil, flower, resin, wax, crystals... All these forms of CBD cause effects more or less strong. For example, concentrated forms such as CBD wax or resin can give you powerful relaxing effects, where flowers will not be strong enough for you. The more concentrated the product is in CBD, the more intense the effects.
Adopt the right consumption method
To join the previous point, it is important to point out that each form of CBD can be consumed in a different way, and this also has an impact on the effects felt. For example, consuming CBD flower or resin through a vaporizer allows you to obtain almost instantaneous effects. On the other hand, consuming CBD oil orally by incorporating it into your diet is a method that requires more time to get effects, since the cannabinoids have to reach your digestive system before they are released. If you need quick effects, opt for sublingual oil or flowers and resins via a vaporizer.
Is there immediate effect CBD?
Some people who report mixed effects (or no effect at all) after consuming their CBD actually experience a delayed effect related to the mode of consumption. Inevitably, when the soothing or analgesic effect occurs several hours after taking, the consumer may not make the connection with CBD, especially if he has continued with food supplements or drugs such as sleeping pills for example.
The oral route (CBD oil as a seasoning in a salad, CBD infusion, CBD foods, etc.) and the topical route (CBD massage oil for example) diffuse cannabidiol gradually, with effects that will occur after a few hours depending on the speed of your metabolism, the CBD concentration of the product consumed, your diet, etc.
For CBD with immediate effect, for example to help you fall asleep quickly or relieve acute pain, you will have to turn to sublingual CBD oil. Indeed, due to the thinness of its epithelium, the sublingual mucosa allows rapid absorption of CBD compared to the oral mucosa. Also, CBD absorbed by the blood vessels directly enters the systemic circulation and therefore bypasses hepatic first-pass metabolic processes (or "CBD first-pass" effect). The sublingual route is therefore particularly useful for CBD which undergoes strong decomposition in the gastrointestinal tract and/or high hepatic clearance. It should also be noted that sublingual saliva contains less mucin and enzymes, which preserves the CBD oil for immediate effect.
Not all substances can be administered sublingually, as some can cause irritation or even inflammation of this very sensitive area. This is not the case with CBD. It would therefore be a shame to deprive yourself of it!
Buy quality products
In some cases, not feeling the effects can be a sign of poor quality. When buying CBD, always be careful about the content of the products. As a general rule, CBD products on the market are subject to many quality controls, as they have to comply with current European standards regarding the production of industrial hemp. Don't trust a producer who has no reviews and no certification, as you risk getting ripped off and not feeling any effects.
Listen to your body
The last reason you may not feel any effects with CBD is probably because you're not listening to your body enough. Every body is different and reacts to CBD in its own way. To start understanding your needs, consider physiological indicators such as your weight, age and experience with cannabis.
Tailor your use to your body, not based on how others feel. Although some users may give you valuable advice, always listen to your body first. Increase your doses gradually, and above all, don't put pressure on yourself. Very often, frustration can be the reason for not feeling anything. Give your body time to assimilate this molecule, always starting with a low dose, even if it seems unnecessary.
Are there people who are not receptive to CBD?
As you will have understood from this article, there are more people who misunderstand the effects of CBD, who are unfamiliar with it, or who have not yet found the right product, than people who are not receptive at all. If you know what to expect, i.e. relaxing effects, and you consume quality products with a sufficient dosage, there is no reason why you should not feel anything. That said, if you are suffering from severe pain and CBD is not working, it may be because of a more serious health problem. That's why it's crucial to see a doctor when CBD doesn't relieve any pain.
Is it necessary to consume a lot of CBD to feel relaxing effects?
No, there is no need to increase the doses drastically to feel powerful effects. On the contrary, it would be really counterproductive. To optimize the benefits of cannabidiol, you should always start with a low dose and increase it gradually. Before increasing the quantities, you can already turn to a product with a higher CBD content.