What Does CBD Feel Like?

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There is a lot of misconception about CBD and how it will make you feel when you take it, hopefully this article will answer some of those questions.

What is CBD Made from?

CBD is made from Industrial Hemp which is part of the cannabis family. To be classed as legal industrial hemp the THC content must be below 0.2% at cultivation. Anything above 0.2% is classed as marijuana and is illegal.

Will CBD get Me ‘high’?

One of the main questions we get asked is ’will I get high?’ Very simply, the answer is no. Leaf Organics CBD does not get you high and does not have the psychoactive properties usually associated with cannabis products.

There is only 1 mg of THC per a container in any Leaf Organics product range. To put that into perspective you would require around 10 – 20 mg of THC to feel ‘high’.

Will CBD Cause Drowsiness?

Another concern people have with taking CBD is that it could make you feel drowsy.  The calm feeling you get when taking CBD is completely different to the one experienced when taking a sedative, such as a sleeping tablet. Some users even report that CBD has made them feel more focused. You will be able to drive and go about your daily life.

CBD can help you Sleep as it can help the user relax and has shown to help regulate hormone production associated with the sleep cycle.

Whilst these two effects seem paradoxical, a larger dose taken at once can improve sleep and a lower amount might stimulate your focus, it is all down to CBD dosage and it biphasic properties.

For wakefulness, a small dose of around 10 mg of CBD is usually recommended. When you want to relax and fall asleep a larger dose can be effective. The two of these together are helpful in keeping the sleep cycle on track. We recommend that you split your dose into a two, half the dose in the morning and the other half 1 hour before bedtime.

A 2014 study looked at this and found 15 mg was enough for wakefulness, while a higher dose would have the opposite effect. Using a higher dose of CBD is unlikely to make you feel sedated or drowsy.

What Effects Does CBD have on Mood?

CBD can have a positive effect on mood, many people report a feeling of wellbeing.   Many of our customers report a feeling of calmness and clarity, like when you take a deep breath.

CBD is proving to be very beneficial for people who struggle with anxiety and there is lots of scientific evidence to support this claim.

Will I Feel the Effects Right Away?

When taking CBD, many users expect it to have immediate effects.  Common effects, such as calmness and nausea relief are normally felt withing 15 to 30 minutes. Other benefits such as anxiety, pain and inflammation can take a few days to a few weeks to see improvements, this will vary from person to person.  We recommend users allow at least six to eight weeks for CBD to show improvements, much like with any other health supplement.

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If you are new to CBD, the main message is that it does not have the same effects that are commonly known when using a cannabis product. You are not going to get high or have an increased appetite. What you will most likely experience is the positive benefits that CBD has to offer. These can include feeling calmer, reduced anxiety, increased wakefulness, improved sleep and relief from pain and inflammation.

Leaf Organics is dedicated to offering the best CBD products available in the UK. We have extensively researched and sourced the best products (see our Lab Reports) and created an extensive FAQ page to answer some of your questions. Should you need further information, please contact our friendly team today.


All Leaf Organics products are a food supplement only and should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Leaf Organics products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Keep out of the reach of young children. Always read the label. All products contain less than 0.1% THC.